Archive of posts from October 2017

    Banana, Date and Nut Bread


    I’ve been anticipating the release of Sweet, a baking and dessert cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh, for months now. When I got it a few weeks ago, we flipped through it, leaving Post-It stickies for recipes we wanted to try at some point. Oddly enough, there wasn’t a...

    Raspberry Charlotte


    Our son returned from Montreal bearing a lot of fruit, literally. The car he was travelling in contained a huge basket of Quebec groundcherries, tomatoes of all sizes and colours, and a flat of fall raspberries. The latter had me thinking about a mousse cake I had seen in a ma...

    Cranberry Pecan Tart


    Fresh cranberries paired with pecans in a sweet gooey filling, made this fall tart an instant hit at Sunday dinner. It wasn’t difficult to make and everything came together quite quickly. Of course, discovering a disc of frozen tart dough in the freezer certainly helped.

    Apple Ice Cream


    For a Thanksgiving dinner we hosted on Sunday, my parents were bringing a coffee cake, and I wanted an ice cream to go with it. Naturally, with a basement fridge full of apples, I looked for a suitable recipe. I happened upon one which called for making applesauce first, and t...

    Slow-Cooker Apple Butter


    After our annual apple-picking trip netted us 20+ pounds of apples, my first project was apple butter. I did it the easy way this time: letting the slow cooker gently cook and reduce the fruit puree.