Recipe Post: 5-Minute Fruit Sherbets and Sorbets

The weather is definitely heating up in my region, and with that comes a reduction in hunger, energy, and patience. However, my desire for cool treats to soothe my palate and cool down my internal core so my forehead doesn’t melt is at an ALL TIME HIGH. The best, quickest and cheapest method, in my…

Recipe Post: Mango Swirl Cheesecake

From the Archives: In my honest opinion, there are few foods in this world that can take a person back to the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer as effectively as a delicious, fruit-filled cheesecake.  I baked a beautiful mango cheesecake one summer using puree I made from fresh mangoes (would that make it mangoo?…

Back to Basics: Pantry Staples – Tinned Fruit

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 out there who have decided the drive-through and Uber Eats Lyfe is no longer…

Recipe Roundup: Bell Peppers

With global food logistics and the expansion of greenhouses in shorter harvest growing regions making it so much easier to have fresh produce year-round, it’s not too difficult for most consumers to acquire, say, bananas or citrus fruit in February. But there’s something to be said for a fresh, locally-grown, juicy and flavourful garden harvest,…

Recipe Review: Gluten Free Chocolate Glitter Cookies by Canadian Living

These delicious little chocolatey glitter bombs of deliciousness (did I mention these are delicious?!?) come from my Complete Canadian Living Baking Book. This book has been out for some time but should still be easy to acquire; I highly recommend it! Of my literal *hundreds* of cookbooks, this is one of my top five that…

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…