Recipe Post: Fruity Oatmeal Almond Bars

This is such a great winter fruit recipe; much like my post on making berry swirl cupcakes in winter when fresh fruit is scarce using your favourite flavours of jam, these bars are as easy, if not even more so, to make in a jiffy. For this version, I’m going to use up some amazing…

Recipe Post: Quick and Easy Berry Swirl Cupcakes

There’s nothing like the flavour of market-fresh, in-season fruit in cupcakes and muffins. This recipe is not that. Let’s be honest; many of us in the Northern hemisphere are in the cold, dark days of winter, and fresh fruit is expensive and of a lower quality than during harvest season. But hey, when we want…

Blast From The Past: Jam Recipes!

This morning, while perusing my vast collection of recipes on my computer, I stumbled across a document I had thought lost forever; a series of jam recipes a pastry friend and I developed when we were running a funky little foodie blog called Chronic Masterbakers. The blog now being defunct (*sadness*), I wasn’t able to…

Recipe Post: Raspberry Jam

The second jam I wanted to make after the “kinda blue” blueberry-nutmeg jam was a nice, deep red, to reflect the red in my wedding colours.  I looked around for other recipes, but I really had my heart set on the gorgeous, jewel-like colours of raspberry jam. Having made it before, I knew how to…

Recipe Post: Blueberry Nutmeg Jam

Being a baker as well as a full-time administrative professional can lead to certain…expectations on the part of friends and family at times.  This was in evidence at my wedding, too!  I just *knew* that if I didn’t make my own cake and do the dessert table myself, my guests would be asking why I…

Recipe Post: Pineapple-Vanilla Bean Jam

This was the third and final of my three jams I made for my wedding favours last month. I had a difficult time trying to decide which preserve I would make to follow as closely to my “yellow” wedding colour; I was originally considering: Lemon curd (rejected due to it needing refrigeration and having a short…