Back to Basics: Herbs, Spices, and Seasonings

Anyone who has ever cooked or baked a recipe (let’s hope that’s everyone who is reading this blog) has used an herb, spice or seasoning in its construction. These additions add aroma, colour, flavour, and sometimes even texture to a meal, and can elevate the ho-hum to something divine. In this Back to Basics post,…

Recipe Post: Meyer Lemon-Cardamom Shortbread Bars

It’s January, and this means for those north of the 49th parallel, it’s Meyer lemon season! Anyone who has read my blog for any amount of time should know how much I adore Meyer Lemons, from posts such as Meyer Lemons: Summer’s Promise in Winter, Meyer Lemons!!! Yaaaaay!!!!!, and Meyer Lemon Tarts. This recipe is…

Recipe Post: DIY Mix-N-Match Ultimate Cookie Bars

The recipe below was based off Kraft Canada’s recipe for Rocky Road Bars and has been around for some time. However, if anyone has been reading my posts for a while, you will know I’m an inveterate, incorrigible, and unapologetic recipe tinkerer. I’ve made the original recipe many times for others over the years, so…