Archive of posts from October 2015

    Caramel Nut Tart


    My father’s birthday falls around Thanksgiving, so as part of our dessert table over the Canadian holiday, I wanted to make him something he would like. Since he loves nuts (of all kinds), I made this stunning tart which would have several kinds of nuts in each forkful.

    Pumpkin Bread


    Fall is here, and that means pumpkins are also. A neighbour gave us a big container of cooked pumpkin, so in addition to soup, we made a loaf of pumpkin bread with walnuts.

    Rustic Country Bread (Cook’s Illustrated)


    My experiments with high hydration breads at home have been few and far between, but over the past few weeks, I’ve made this rustic bread three times. Each time, I tweaked and refined the Cook’s Illustrated original and the results got successively better.