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Short on Time & a Pretty Cake in a Pinch

Sometimes one needs to bake a cake. Sometimes one doesn’t have time to bake a really impressive cake. This is where a cake like the one below comes in. It’s pretty, isn’t it? It also only took about 10 minutes to decorate. The actual cake is a 4 layer ombre one; the batter of a […]


Sweet Occasions & a Recipe for Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble Squares

It’s not that often that I’ll bake something sweet. Truly, decadently sweet; full of butter, sugar, vanilla, and all of the goodness that comes with it. When I bake for C & I, there’s typically a telltale heaviness to it – caused by whole wheat flour, added bran or flax, and fruit purees instead of […]


A New Addition & a Recipe for Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake

  There’s a new man in my life, and he’s beautiful. He has the tiniest little hands, and the tiniest little feet. His ears are perfect. He’s my newest nephew, W. I am collecting nieces and nephews it seems {or, as C says, I am running an “aunt colony”}, but W is extra special because […]


That Day & a Recipe for Babcia’s Plum Cake {sort of}

It was six o’clock in the morning, and that day had finally arrived. I tried to be quiet, tried not to wake the others {silly me, I assumed I was the only one who couldn’t sleep}. I peeked out my bedroom door and found a couple of the other girls sitting in the kitchen, cradling […]


Those Days & a Recipe for Blackberry-Vanilla Cake

It’s been one of those weeks. You know the ones, where everything that should go right goes wrong; where the unexpected happens, and the dreaded occurs. It’s not that bad, really. It just seems like too much to handle at one time. Naturally, I take solace in baked goods. That phone call happens, telling you […]


Rhubarb Fever & a Recipe for Rhubarb-Rooibos Cake

I feel that I should warn you: there’s going to be an awful lot of rhubarb talk around here this spring. If you don’t like rhubarb, I’m so sorry. If you do like rhubarb, you’re in for a treat. There seems to be an abundance of the tangy-tart vegetable this year {or maybe I’m just […]


Sweet Treats & a Recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean and Toasted Coconut Buttercream

Everyone needs a little sweetness in their life. Whether it’s in the form of good company, a drink on a patio in the sunshine, or, quite literally, a sweet treat; there’s something about these little things – these little gestures that brighten up our lives. I love all forms of sweetness, but most often it […]


The French Dilemma and Lavender Madeleines

I’ve always wished that I was just a little more French than I already am. Maybe it’s all the Madeline books I was read as a child. Or maybe it’s just in my blood. Regardless of the reason, there’s a certain unkempt perfection that I adore about everything French. Like the cobblestone streets of Paris, […]


A Sinfully Good Salted Chocolate Caramel Cake

Sometimes you just have to give in. Indulge in the sinfully sweet, the gloriously sticky, and the oh, so luscious chocolate. When this time comes, make it count. Don’t go out and get a chocolate bar, or a cookie or… anything that is less than perfect. Take the time to make something from scratch. Use […]


A Summer To-Do List & Peaches and Cream Shortcakes

Summer in Alberta is a fragile thing. We don’t get four seasons here; not really. We essentially have eight or nine months of winter, and three or four months of summer. Summer is like a celebrity rolling in through town… we all rush to catch a glimpse, get an autograph (disguised as a suntan) and […]