Posts Tagged ‘desserts’

Pound Cake: In A League Of Its Own

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We’ve never met anyone that doesn’t like pound cake. This is a super old-fashioned cake, nothing fancy, but it’s the perfect cake for afternoon teas, brunches and midnight snacking. Also because it is a basic, sturdy cake, you can doll it up anyway you like! Continue »



Blueberry Ice-box Cake

 

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Cravings seldom adhere to rules, know no seasons. The other day we had a craving for blueberries, so it seemed like the perfect time to try a recipe we were recently given for a Blueberry Ice-box cake. It may not be blueberry season, but it is ice season, so this astonishing dessert is a little bit of a compromise.

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Summer Desserts: The Peach Melba

 

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Have you noticed how fabulous the peaches are this year? If you haven’t tried a Niagara peach yet this summer, stop what you are doing right now and get ahold of some this instant. They are incredible. And short of just taking a big bite out of one of them, one of the best ways to enjoy this summer’s peach crop is by making Peach Melba. Continue »



The Beauty of Blood Oranges

 

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In Canada we get excited when local fruit comes into season. Early spring is rhubarb season, then as the days get longer and warmer more fruits and vegetables take front and centre stage. But when it comes to imported and tropical fruits, it seems we tend to take them for granted; you can always get an orange, they seem to be the same year round. But of course there are growing seasons for oranges too, and the best time of the year for Blood oranges is right now, from January to May. Continue »



DIY: Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Finally the weather gods are smiling on the good citizens of Ontario. When the warm weather is upon us, our culinary inclinations turn to the great outdoors; to snack foods that are easily transportable via the cooler to parks and beaches, to fresh fruit and vegetables ready to be eaten raw or grilled along side burgers and steaks, and to cooling beverages and ice cream, yes, summer definitely screams for ice cream. And one of our favourite ways to make sure we are getting the necessary amounts of the stuff is to stuff it into a sandwich. Continue »