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/Review: Baked Feta Pasta

Ok, ok, I know I’m not much for following food trends, nor watching much from TikTok (though there’s been some awesomely fun stuff on there lately!), but this particular recipe just caught my attention. It seems that everyone and their Mums are recreating this recipe on YouTube right now, from Brit sensations SORTEDFood and Barry…

Recipe Post: Coconutty Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (GF, DF)

It should be pretty apparent that I enjoy developing my own recipes; one of the ways I do this is by converting tried and true “standard” recipes to accommodate certain special diets, as I did with these cookies for a friend who is gluten intolerant. I heard from her recently that she was just finishing…

Recipe Post: Crispy Cinnamon Apple Chips

While I usually view apples as an autumn harvest fruit, their longevity when they’re stored properly over the winter months means that they’re usually an available crop for ages. Hence why I have received literally DOZENS in my winter/spring organics boxes this past year, and why my kitchen is currently somewhat awash in Fuji, Royal…

Recipe Post: Mincemeat Muffins

There are few more traditionally historical British Christmastime recipes as a mincemeat (“mince”) pie or tart; but outside of the British Isles, they’re not as well-known. In a nutshell, traditional mincemeat pie was a savoury pastry, and did contain actual meat; the pies were originally quite a good size, filled with a mixture of finely…