Posts Tagged ‘Butter Tarts’

Canada 150: Butter Tarts




Okay the Birthday Bash is over, but let’s not forget that Canada is still whooping it up this summer, and we are celebrating all things Canadian all this year. And what better way to celebrate than by indulging in perhaps that most iconic of Canadian pastries, the Butter Tart. Continue »

Raisin D’Etre

It has come to our attention recently that raisins are getting a bad rap. People seem to be crawling out of the woodwork to climb on the raisin-hating bandwagon; there’s even a Raisin Hater Facebook Page! Presumably it’s run by folks clad in this.


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We’re not sure who started this unfair and unwarranted dislike, or why, but we are here to come to the defence of the humble raisin, and to sing its praises as one of the most beloved and versatile ingredients in the pantry. Continue »

A Pie Chart of Canada

Recently Tenderflake conducted a survey to determine a few things about Canadians’ love of pie.  You know what Tenderflake is, right? It’s lard. Do you know what lard is? Simply put, it is rendered pig fat, and, as it turns out, it has been making a comeback for the last few years, both in high-end restaurants and bakeries. A few years ago Sasha Chapman wrote an excellent article for Toronto Life extolling the virtues of this misunderstood, and, to a certain extent, vilified fat. If you have a few minutes, you should definitely check out this fascinating piece, it will probably change the way you look at lard. Really.

So, get yourself some lard and let’s get down to what this post is really about; pie crust, pies sweet-and savory- and Canada’s love affair with them. Continue »