Posts Tagged ‘baking’

Muffins Meet Bacon & Cheddar

When it comes to breakfast, there are few things that are as attractive, convenient, and delicious as muffins. They are probably the quintessential morning food because they can be prepared by someone who is half asleep and they still turn out beautifully, in fact, the less you fuss with mixing and folding and stirring, the better your muffin will be; they always rise, they don’t flop once they come out of the oven, they’re ready to eat almost immediately and depending on what you put in them, they can satisfy any craving. Continue »



Reinventing Fruitcake

Fruitcake may be inextricably linked with Christmas, but it is not everyone’s cup of tea.  The common fruitcake (crustus fructus lacrimosa) has been in existence since time immemorial, literally, and legend has it that the original Gifts of The Magi were actually gold, frankincense and fruitcake. Luckily, Caspar, upon hearing that Melchior was trying to pawn off a fruitcake he had received at a going away party in the Orient, had some Myrrh in his pocket and said, “Hey Buddy, give the kid this instead.” And the rest is history. Continue »



A Clean Oven Means Less Food Waste

 

 

Today’s post is another in a series that Fiesta Farms will run, in keeping with our newest ad in Edible Toronto’s winter issue, concerning household food waste. Check out this video, from acclaimed director Andrew Nisker for some more tips on how to reduce food waste in your home.

Note: This article is for non-self cleaning ovens. For directions on cleaning your self-cleaning oven (!) follow manufacturer’s directions

Just think about how much food waste could be avoided if you never burned another recipe again. All those blackened cookies or crusty casseroles that could have been enjoyed instead of tossed. A clean oven can go a long way towards ensuring the food you make comes out perfect and ready for the table. Here we take your through the process that will get your oven clean and ready for the onslaught of holiday baking. Illustrated with images of beautiful vintage ovens to get you in an oven-loving mood! Continue »



Holiday Food Survey Results

happy little gingerbread men

We were curious to find out what you like to make, bake and eat over the holidays so we sent out a survey on twitter last week. We got a huge response, you guys are really passionate about holiday food! Continue »