The Last House

2019 I’ve never been so excited. For three years, I’ve been dreaming, planning, scheming, worrying, hoping, and longing, and now, just seven months away the dream will come true. I’ll be moving to the East Coast of Canada; St, Andrews NB. 2018 was a difficult year of transition, and I’m not sad that’s over.  There…

A perfect chocolate cake.

  When life isn’t behaving the way that you want it to; a marriage breaks up, a serious illness derails you and or when words fail…I bake. This cake is THE cake to distract from a grey day, a broken heart and a muddled head. The method is unusual, but believe me it works. Just…

Buckwheat, your time come.

I’ve decided that since my focus is on historical Canadian cook books and Canadian recipes that I will type the recipe in the format that they are written. Sometimes it’s like a science… Source: Buckwheat, your time come.

Buckwheat, your time come.

I’ve decided that since my focus is on historical Canadian cook books and Canadian recipes that I will type the recipe in the format that they are written. Sometimes it’s like a science experiment trying to decode them, but the recipes were written based on an assumed basic knowledge of cooking. I’m putting it out…

The cake in the closet

“Cake,who doesn’t like cake?” What’s not to like about it?  Delicious anytime of the day, baked in a small round pan, eaten  in the morning and call it a muffin. A requireme… Source: The cake in the closet

The cake in the closet

“Cake,who doesn’t like cake?” What’s not to like about it?  Delicious anytime of the day, baked in a small round pan, eaten  in the morning and call it a muffin. A requirement a celebration, dressed up like a visitor at a posh affair (hello fancy 1990’s chocolate mousse cake), or a best friend after a…

Blue Ribbon Cook Book

  I’m a collector of many things…but one of my most favorite things to collect are cookbooks. They remind me of the stable, happy, warm and cuddly childhood that I didn’t hav… Source: Blue Ribbon Cook Book

2017, Canada at 150

A new year, our 150th birthday. I’m a history geek and a cook, primarily a baker; this year I’m going to put them together, mix them up and see what happens. John Labatt Lager Loaf I gr… Source: 2017, Canada at 150