Healthy Gummies (seriously)


Now that I’ve snagged you with such a tantalizing title, I can own up to the fact that this post is about dried fruit. (And right on queue, images of your grandparents and prunes dance across your frontal cortex.) But dried fruit can be so much more, especially if you’re able to make it at…

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… No wait, it’s an Avocado Scone!


I have to confess something. I… I… I hate avocados. There’s something about the taste combined with the slimy-ness that I just can’t get over. It’s not that I enjoy disliking avocados – my life would be so much easier if I loved them, since they’re generally a prominent feature in many vegan dishes. If…

Double Whammy: Whole Roasted Pineapple + Coffee Syrup Hazelnut Cake


The early 2000s were a delicious bunch of years as far as I’m concerned. I’m speaking of course of the Food & Drink publication freely available through the LCBO here in Ontario. As I’ve mentioned before, each issue is chock full of annoying ads, yes, but also full of really delicious and well thought-out recipes….

Marvellous Mango Muffins


The problem with having many hobbies is that inevitably, one hobby starts to suffer at the hands of another. Case in point: my last post was AGES ago. Though I have been cooking and concocting, I’ve been spending most of my non-cooking time on my new Etsy site: Mademoiselle Gustave. But after I made these…

Lemon Lime Raisin Hot Cross Buns


A belated Happy New Year to you all! I hope you’ve all had a great start and are excited to see what 2013 has in store for us. If you don’t know about Freecycle yet, or don’t have it (or some equivalent), you should seriously consider starting up a chapter in your ‘hood. It’s such…

Millet Crunchies


It’s that time of year again folks, that time when malls switch their muzak selection to a continuous loop of Christmas tunes*, when every commercial has a holiday message, and when you start fielding a plethora of dinner and potluck invitations. I have to admit I love this time of year, the inevitable ramp-up to…

Remembrance Scones


When I was younger, I didn’t tend to think much about the war or about my grandfathers’ role in it. They didn’t want to talk about it, I didn’t want to talk about it, so it all just stayed below the surface. Now that I’m older and I’ve lost them both, it’s a hard pill…

Oh for Heaven’s sake, NOW what do you eat?!


If any of you are wondering what the title’s about, you should check out my past series on questions I’ve gotten over the years. I’ve actually been asking myself the above question over the past couple of months. I’ve been a lil’ slow with my recent posts because I’ve been having a tricky time re-learning…

Peanut Butter Chickpea Curry


Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving all! Normally we troop down to Montreal to spend Thanksgiving weekend with the rest of my family (and extended family), but this year we’re scattered all over the place this year due to work/travel and all the other stuff that tends to get in the way of grand gatherings. If we had…

Yes, Me!


If you’re wondering what the title’s referring to, check this post out and all will be clear. Be sure to come back to this one though…  🙂 I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been very good at tooting my own horn. So it’s with a bit of trepidation that I write this post, because…

Pistachio-crusted Tofu


I’m going to come right out and say it: food is amazing. I know, you all know it already, but I feel the need to talk about it for a sec. The thing that really gets me is how universal it is – it’s a language where flavour profiles and spices become dialects and expressions. Meanwhile,…