My mother is a baker, which is why most of my favourite memories involve food. For example, I remember coming down the stairs for breakfast one morning and I found racks of fresh, golden doughnuts, dripping with honey lining the counter. My mother had been at it since before dawn, and this was breakfast <3.… Continue reading Chocolate Haystacks – GF/DF
That's the short name. The long name is "Hormone free, Antibiotic free, Preservative free, Gluten free, Dairy free, baked not fried, Corn Dog Muffins". Or just Corn Dog'ins will do. I'm kinda crazy about these things! Corn Dogs have that whole sweet/salty thing happening, and when you can make them guilt free, they make an… Continue reading Corn Dog’ins!
I'm a big fan of freezing things in portion sized balls for quick access and no waste, like when I have too many zucchini so I grate and freeze them, or balls of cookie dough for a quick, fresh-baked cookie fix... or when I roast 3 lbs of garlic. It has a shelf life of… Continue reading Roasting Garlic
Years ago I read about a cake called the Boca Negra, a cake so rich and chocolaty that the literal translation is Black Mouth. The cake itself is made with loads of bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, butter and eggs and is moist and dense with a slightly fudgy texture. I wanted this cake badly, but bourbon… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Cake GF/DF
Chocolate syrup is a staple around here, because we are a family of chocoholics. It's a versatile medium to keep on hand; I baste the layers of a gf/df chocolate cake to keep them moist, I paint a brush stroke of chocolate syrup on a plate before adding my dessert and fruit during dinner parties,… Continue reading Homemade Chocolate Syrup
For the past 4 days we've been celebrating our little girls 10th birthday. We had a surprise party for her at a local berry farm, some of her cousins came to stay for a few days for lots of swimming and bonfires in the backyard, and yesterday we had a quiet family supper in her… Continue reading Peanut Butter Cupcakes GF/DF
The month of May has been a personal challenge for myself to go without white sugar. At first I thought it was easy - no cake or cookies, and eat sugar free jam. Honey in my coffee. It's a no brainer, right? Until I discovered that sugar is in amost EVERYTHING. Mayonaisse. Ketchup. Spaghetti sauce,… Continue reading Sweet Orange Breakfast Muffins (sf/df/gf)