Lemon Loaf with Lemon Glaze

This was one of those weeks where it was so filled with activities I hardly got to bake, which also means I didn’t really get to blog as much as I would like. But it’s that time of year where basketball season is winding down, so are the girls’ activities, and that means soon there…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The healing power of a good chocolate chip cookie should never be underrated. It is such a classic cookie that is really simple to make, but can also be so easily ruined. For my favourite kind of chocolate chip cookie, it’s a thin crisp caramelized outside that doesn’t sacrifice the chewy inside. I prefer the…

Strawberry Blueberry Muffins with a Streusel Topping

Mmmmm Muffins. When I want to make sure breakfast is eaten fast, or if I am having someone over for tea, these muffins will most likely be on my table. These muffins aren’t the healthy kind, like bran (although I do enjoy a good bran muffin), these are like having cake for breakfast. I think…

Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Artisanal Bread

I struggled with what to call this bread, not the cranberry pumpkin seed part, that is obvious. I wanted to call it a sourdough, because it has that texture and tang. Unfortunately it has 1/2 tsp of yeast and sugar so in my mind ( I could be wrong, it’s happened before) it’s not a…

Danish Braid with Blueberry Filling

I love this pastry, it is so delicate and buttery. It can be filled with any thing you might use in a tart or a pie. Even curd or cream cheese fillings are delicious, and someday I plan on trying to make it savoury. But today I had an abundance of blueberries so that was…

Scones and Soup

Today it’s a cold winter day, and we all have stuffy noses, so nothing feels better than a delicious soup with a warm scone to sop it up. Plus this soup, aside from being delicious, is really great when you are feeling sick. With a huge amount of Vitamin C (thank you orange vegetables) and…

Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

  I have always had a love affair with cookies, really any kind, and that was what started my interest in baking. I am sure when I was in University eating spaghetti with ketchup my family questioned if I would ever get beyond my poor culinary skills. After my mom watched me set a bag…