dessert

Blueberry Tarts with Lavender & Lemon

Blueberry Tarts with Lavender & Lemon

Makes 8 individual tarts

Twenty pounds – give or take. I’m referring to the amount of blueberries I picked up last weekend, the majority of which made it into our freezer to keep us going until next spring. Some were also turned into a blueberry-rosemary jam, others into an adaptation of this recipe from a few weeks ago, and finally the remainder were made into the tarts featured in today’s post. There’s a story behind these particular berries, and it began in the summer of 2010...

Molasses Spice Cookies with Rum

Molasses Spice Cookies with Rum

Makes 4 dozen

Christmas may have officially passed, but there’s always room for cookies. Today I’d like to share a recipe from a close friend and one of my favourite people with whom to enjoy a good meal, Alana. Unfortunately those meals are few and far between, as she lives some 5,000km away in Toronto.

In the seven years we have been living in Vancouver, our trips back to Ontario always kick off with...

The 10th Day of Christmas: Sticky Toffee Pudding & Whiskey Caramel Sauce

The 10th Day of Christmas: Sticky Toffee Pudding & Whiskey Caramel Sauce

Serves 6

Who knew? There are a surprising number of restaurants in BC with sticky toffee pudding on their menus. I discovered this because my job requires me to travel throughout the province, and at times I find myself eating out a lot. Fortunately, I have amazing colleagues that are great dining companions. One in particular has a serious soft spot for sticky toffee pudding and I swear he must scope out the places that have this on their menus because, without fail, it always makes an appearance at our table at least once per trip.

A classic British dessert, sticky toffee pudding is about as comforting as you can get at this time of year. A good one is moist and has depth to...

The 1st Day of Christmas: A16 Cookies

The 1st Day of Christmas: A16 Cookies

Makes 4 dozen 

These cookies are amazing.

In December of 2010 I helped my good friend Alanna host a large holiday party. We had both recently purchased the A16 Food + Wine cookbook, and our spread featured several dishes from it. Among the things we made were the Almond Croccante cookies featured here. Since then I have made these cookies every Christmas, a tradition I plan to continue.