Category Archives: Baking

Rhubarb-Berry Crisp à la Lakefield or à la Mode

This is another recipe from Penny Pierce in Lakefield, Ontario. One of those that she keeps in her head because she has made it so many times. There is no need to follow the printed recipe because she changes the … Continue reading

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French Crêpes are always fun to make!

February 2nd is Chandeleur day in Europe, it is a day of purification after winter when all candles  are lit in celebration. It marks the end of winter and was officially the  first day of the sowing season. Hence, the … Continue reading

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Blood orange tart with pistachios from the Globe & Mail

End your meal with blood orange and pistachio tart LUCY WAVERMAN Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2011 Ingredients 2 cups water, 1 cup sugar, 2 blood oranges, thinly sliced, 1 cup shelled pistachios, ½ cup unsalted butter cut into pieces, ½ cup sugar, 1 teaspoon grated … Continue reading


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Good old Times Butter Tarts from home-made Lard

When it comes to baking, Sharon is a perfectionist. And that is our luck because she has allowed me to share her recipes for the best butter tarts I have ever had. I say recipes, because we are not talking … Continue reading

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The ultimate chocolate truffle

This is truly the chocolate lover’s ultimate treat, a dangerous little nugget, smooth inside, covered with a soft shell and dusted in powder,  all three elements containing chocolate. You try one, it tastes so good, you have to test another … Continue reading

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Grenoble walnut square

I grew up in Grenoble, the walnut capital of the world. In the country side around the city, there are acres and acres of walnut trees, and one can tell easily that they are walnut trees, because their shade is … Continue reading

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Easy moist pound cake with yogurt

This is one that you can just whip up in no time, and that is a good thing because it will disappear just as fast. We used to make them all the time when I was a kid and really … Continue reading

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Cake au beurre (Fruit Cake)

This is the French version of Fruit cake, they just call it cake and often serve it for the afternoon snack with tea or even at breakfast, how decadent! 1 cup butter 3/4 cup light brown sugar 4 eggs 2+ … Continue reading

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Pain d’épices du goûter

Literally, a spice bread usually served to  French children after school as a snack, either plain or with unsalted butter and sometimes jam as well. I used to love it when I was a kid. It was store bought and … Continue reading

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Claziena Mooy’s Ginger Cookies

Claziena, born in Heemskerk, Netherlands, emigrated to Nova Scotia with her husband  Cornelus and nine children in April 1939 and they bought a  dairy farm in the Annapolis valley. She was an accomplished baker, but her daughter Dora is even … Continue reading

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