Dessert

PEACHY PAVLOVAS

PEACHY PAVLOVAS

What is a Pavlova? Named after the Russian Ballerina Anna Pavlova, it’s a dessert that resembled her tutu. Made with a meringue base and topped with whipped cream and fruit. It’s a really nice summer dessert and looks beautiful. My friend celebrated her 40th birthday […]

PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY THUMBS

PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY THUMBS

I had a bake set when I was a child. It included some recipes and my favourite was this peanut butter and jelly thumb print cookie. I lost the recipe, but I remember the cookie, and these taste just like it. They are also quite […]

CHOCOLATE DISCS

CHOCOLATE DISCS

I like to make edible gifts for Christmas. These chocolate discs are always on the list. People love them and you can make them unique with all the different toppings. I use everything from candied ginger to crystallized violet petals. Not only are these beautiful […]

CRANBERRY WHITE CHOCOLATE SHORTBREAD

CRANBERRY WHITE CHOCOLATE SHORTBREAD

I love shortbread. My Mom would make it every Christmas. I’ve taken a basic recipe and jazzed it up a bit by adding almond flour, dried cranberries, and white chocolate. I like to serve this on a plate and let people break off what they […]

MARRON GLACE

MARRON GLACE

The first time I had marron glace (candied chestnuts in french) was as a spread in a crepe in Paris. I was hooked, it was my favourite thing. Whenever I got waffles or crepes, I would get it with marron spread on it. Then I […]

WALNUT FLAX HEARTS

WALNUT FLAX HEARTS

These make for a great snack. With lots of walnuts and sprouted flax they are also super nutritious. I like to make a big batch of them and store them in the freezer, then I can pop them in my mouth whenever I want.

BANANA WALNUT MUFFINS

BANANA WALNUT MUFFINS

I feel like everyone should have a banana muffin recipe. Whether it’s passed down from your grandmother or you saw something on the food network. It’s one of those recipes that you keep with you and can create over and over again. I always have […]

DATE & OATMEAL COOKIES

DATE & OATMEAL COOKIES

These are my favourite oatmeal cookies. They are good with raisins, but the dates give them a sweeter, chewier texture. The mix of the two kinds of oats gives it a nice texture as well.

LIMONCELLO COOKIES

LIMONCELLO COOKIES

These cookies are a cross between a cake and a cookie. They are soft and chewy. The yogurt is what gives them their texture and balances the sweetness from the limoncello. They are lovely on their own as they are slightly sweet, but with the […]

MANGO GINGER MINT SMOOTHIES

MANGO GINGER MINT SMOOTHIES

I recently started an herb garden so I have been adding herbs to everything. The mint in this smoothie gives it a freshness, and mixed with the creamy kefir and mango and a bit of ginger for spice, what you get is the perfect summer […]