Crème de Cassis Pear Hazelnut Tart

Jumping late on the Valentine’s Day baking band wagon this year, I am sharing a delicious and pretty tart recipe. This recipe was inspired by a recent plated dessert I made for an event at my workplace – the cassis hazelnut bostock with mascarpone cream, candied hazelnuts, and fresh blackberries. Catering events also means thereRead more

Concord Grape Whipped Cream Cake

Hello, October! “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables I recently borrowed some cookbooks from the library, needless to say, they were all about baking. One of them is by Rose Levy Beranbaum, a highly regarded baking author. Her recipes are known forRead more

Browned Butter Pear and Walnut Tarts – two ways

I love the breathing in the brisk air while admiring the beautiful colours of autumn. Tis the season of pear harvest at our house. My parents planted an Asian pear tree in the yard when I was a child and now we get to enjoy its bountiful harvest every fall. There are usually so many that weRead more

Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Peaches

This year’s summer has been a bit hectic for me, nonetheless enjoyable. I am sending off my summer with a cake, with seasonal local peaches. I love peaches when they are so juicy and sweet, I even froze some for later use, for smoothies and baking. This is the first recipe that I’ve tried making from aRead more

Raspberry and Plum Jam

The summer is a season of harvest and preserving. It feels especially rewarding when I get to open a little jar of summer in the cold winter months. Nothing beats the flavour and taste of homemade jams. I was very excited when I received a review copy of Best of Bridge Home Preserving:120 Recipes for Canning Fruits &Read more

Mini Blueberry Galettes with Hazelnut Crumble

I feel very lucky to live in a place where I can enjoy beautiful locally grown blueberries every summer. I especially like baking with them since they are very versatile and freeze well, not to mention they are packed with great nutrients. Blueberries is one of those ingredients that you don’t have to be fuzzyRead more

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