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A Very Necessary Condiment: Heinz-ish Ketchup

I grew up in Canada, and let me tell you, we North Americans like our condiments. A well stocked North American fridge should have at least an entire shelf given over to condiment storage (or most of the narrow shelves on the fridge door anyway). There really ought to be ketchup, mustard (yellow for sure, […]

Crème Brûlée: Velvety. Melty. Creamy. Crunchy.

I am trying to decide what my favorite thing about Crème Brûlée is. The velvety texture? The way each spoonful is firm for a moment, and then melts in my mouth? The creamy sweet-but-not-too-sweet vanilla flavour? The contrast of a crunchy caramelized topping?   The fact that it does not incite the carb guilts the way wheat laden treats do? […]

A Birthday Cake: 9 Year Old Boy Style

  It seems I have gotten into a ritual of birthday cake sculpture for my kids. I have always tried to do something in keeping with whatever their current obsession happens to be. (Ninjago, in the case of my 9 year old son this year). When I began this I only had one little baby. […]

The Cinnamon Bun Rescue

    When I was a little girl my Mom would bake bread every so often. It was an all day project yielding dozens of loaves, most of which were destined for the big chest freezer, and from there, loaf by loaf to our lunch boxes. She usually did this when my sisters and I […]

Introducing: A Moist Vanilla Cupcake

You know those times when you find yourself sitting in a comfy chair, gazing off into space thinking warm fuzzy thoughts and daydreaming of a moist, tender cupcake that melts in your mouth? No? Oh well, maybe that’s just me…     Sadly though, I was woefully disappointed the first few times I made fructose […]


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