Recipe Post: Tropical Carrot Cake with Pineapple Cream Cheese Icing

This recipe is my absolute go-to recipe for all things carrot cake; its origin comes from my little More Food That Really Schmecks baking book by Canadian home-cook heroine, Edna Staebler. I’ve fiddled around with it over the years, adding this and removing/altering that, until I developed what I consider to be the best carrot…

Back to Basics: Pantry Staples – Pasta

Now we’ve been dealing with the Virus That Shall Not Be Named for over a year now, I feel like I may be somewhat late to the table with this advice. However, I feel that there may be a few people still out there who have decided the drive-through and Uber Eats Lyfe is no…

Recipe Post: Butter Tarts

Butter tarts are an iconic Canadian dessert, as Canadian as Nanaimo bars. They are also incredibly sweet, and oftentimes a single butter tart will be plenty enough as a treat. More than one, and you often start to get that queasy feeling in your stomach that maybe you’ve overindulged. There are tons of recipes for…

Spotlight on Spring Produce: Rhubarb

Ahhh, rhubarb. There are few other spring crops that call to me like rhubarb does, saying good weather and hot sunny days are imminent (the others being stars of their own Spotlight on Spring posts this season). Rhubarb is a weirdly named plant whose imprecise origins are somewhat confusing. It was purportedly used in Central…

Spotlight on Spring Produce: New Potatoes

It’s spring, it’s spring! And with the season comes the harvesting of the spring produce in our growing zone, which fortuitously includes the earliest of potato crops, new potatoes! New potatoes, or baby potatoes, are vegetable tubers that are harvested in late spring or early summer when they are small and immature; if they were…

Recipe Post: Homemade Pizza, Two Ways

If there was ever one thing that, if I had to, I could eat for every meal, it would be pizza. With its endless variety of toppings, this cheesy hot meltiness of awesome is one of my absolutely favourite foods, especially when I’m ordering out for dinner (or lunch, or a late breakfast after a long night,…