Date Turnovers

Dates have been part of our Canadian dessert repertoire since English colonization. Dates, the original dried fruit, traveled well and added sweetness to desserts when refined white sugar was expensive and often difficult to obtain. And now, due in part to the popularity of Sticky toffee pudding and its appearance on just about every restaurant…

Pudding Powder Cookies

As part of my reduce, reuse, re-purpose plan for 2016, I am committed to revisiting my cookbook collection, especially the handwritten books and recipe boxes. This cookie recipe comes from a spiral bound book, with recipes neatly written on every page or carefully cut out and either pasted or fastened onto a page with a…

It’s ok to make mistakes

  As part of my recovery from my addiction to perfectionism (which leads to mental paralysis in all things) I am making my mistakes public. Rather then wait for the perfect recipe, the perfect shot, light, or catchy phrase, instead of trying to “sell it,” I’m going to own it. I have fibromyalgia and yesterday…

Plans #2016

What I plan on doing in 2016. Write more, post often Cook more, bake more, eat less? Stray outside of my culinary comfort zone. Learn how to use my new Nikon5300, it sits on my desk silently taunting me for my lack of digital camera knowledge. Strive to do something creative everyday. Build a second…