Archive of posts from June 2015

    Strawberry Scones


    As a thank you to friends who were doing us a favour on Saturday morning, my wife volunteered me to bake something. I found a scone recipe that sounded easy to make, and would feature a seasonal fruit.

    Strawberry Jam


    We visited Springridge Farm this week and came home with a flat of sweet, fragrant Jewel strawberries. A batch of jam was a great way to preserve this summer harvest.

    Raspberry Charlotte


    From time to time, we get invited to dinner, and invited to make dessert for the occasion. This weekend, our contribution was a raspberry charlotte from a recent issue of Cook’s Illustrated.

    Challah (Second Helpings)


    After partaking of an amazing challah at a friend’s Shabbat a few weeks ago, I was surprised to discover she made it from the 1968 classic, Second Helpings, Please! This Friday, I tried it out myself.

    Rhubarb Brûlée Tartlettes with Ginger


    Before rhubarb fatigue sets in, I found a recipe I’d never made before in one of my favourite books, In The Sweet Kitchen. This tart has a baked custard base encasing poached rhubarb and candied ginger, and a crunchy sugar layer on top.

    Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie


    Next on the rhubarb checklist: the strawberry-rhubarb pie recipe in the May/June 2015 issue of Cook’s Illustrated magazine.

    Rhubarb & Strawberry Ice Pops


    My family often samples the ice pops offered by Augie’s at the various farmer’s markets in the city. But at $3 for a regular, and $1.50 for a mini, it’s a pricey treat that can be easily made at home. With rhubarb season in full swing, and strawberry season just around the cor...