Now for the sweet (and beautiful) crepe! Along with making the Green Onion Parmesan Crepe for our CTV Morning Live Mother’s Day special, we decided these red velvet crepes would be another great option. Not only are they delicious, but the vibrant colour looks quite impressive if I do say so myself!
Posted in breakfast, Dessert, Fruit, pancake
Tagged breakfast, cream, crepe, dessert, french, recipe, red velvet, strawberry, syrup, Whipped Cream
Strawberry, balsamic, basil & brie grilled cheese…Now that’s a mouthful! Literally!
Okay, i’ll be honest…I enjoyed this grilled cheese waaay more than I thought I would! I knew it would be good, but since i’m not usually the sweet, savoury type, I didn’t think it would be my favourite, but man was it good! Strawberry and reduced balsamic vinegar is already a great duo, now add brie and basil, and you have yourself one amazing grilled cheese! Sweet strawberries and reduced balsamic, savoury creamy brie cheese, with a fresh peppery bite of basil. Mmmmmmmmm.
Go eat this now!
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, Fruit, grilled cheese, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, Balsamic, basil, Brie, cheese, Grilled, national grilled cheese month, reduced, savoury, strawberry, Sweet, vinegar
Having received an excellent bottle of reduced balsamic vinegar, then coming across a drink with balsamic vinegar(!?) in Bon Appetit, my favourite foodie magazine, I felt the stars had aligned! Now I’m not much of a drinker, but I enjoy a casual beverage here and there, and this unique drink was right up my alley. The sweet and tart balsamic vinegar paired really well with the fresh fruit, cucumbers, and earthy flavour of the gin.
Posted in Drink
Tagged alcohol, august, Balsamic, bon appetit, cucmber, Drink, gin, lime, magazine, simple syrup, smash, strawberry, vinegar
Looks like I have been forced to bake again for this weeks Julia Child recipe.
This time it’s the Charlotte Chantilly with strawberries, a wonderfully creamy dessert encased in delicious homemade ladyfingers. As was mentioned on my previous baking effort, which happened to be my first for the blog, I had earned myself a 100% track record by successfully baking the Reine De Saba.
Now maybe my confidence was a little too high this time around, as I successfully completed the difficult part (though not very), of baking the lady fingers, I felt like I was on track for another success… Well folks, I was then graced by my very first minor baking disaster! As I was beating the egg yolks and sugar for the Chantilly, everything was going great. I had beat them until ribbony and pale yellow, then continued beating over not quite simmering water until hot to the touch, then proceeded to the last step of beating them while chilling.
This is where disaster strikes and my brain fails.
Posted in Dessert, Egg, JC100
Tagged aux, beaten, chantilly, Charlotte, child, cream, creme, cusine, dessert, egg, fraise, framboise, french, jc100, julia, ladyfinger, mastering the art of french cooking, strawberry, week 9, whipped, yolk
Well I must be honest… I tried to make an angel food cake from scratch last week and I failed… like not even failed a little bit… failed miserably. The whole thing didn’t even rise – but I blame the recipe since it said to combine the flour right to the eggs – and I shouldn’t have known better but hey…. learn from your mistakes right? So if you don’t find success, try, try, try again…and then made this beautiful recipe for angel food cake from the liner from the Wilton Angel Food Cake Pan.
Posted in cake, Dessert
Tagged angel, berry, cake, citrus, food, frosting, Lemon, scratch, strawberry, topping, Whipped Cream
Here is a quick and easy mojito modification!
This was the perfect way to enjoy some fresh raspberries (as well as some strawberries) from our garden in a delicious beverage!
Crepes are one of my favorite breakfast fancy foods. For the most part, it’s an easy recipe to make and the toppings can easily be changed around to alter the look and taste of the crepes. For this recipe, I use our family’s oldest (yet, probably the best) cookbook: Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. To give you a sense of old this gem really is, my dad got it from my grandma as a bachelor/moving away from home present. Yeah, we’re talking dinosaurs years here people .
Posted in breakfast, Dessert
Tagged banana, breakfast, chocolate, cooking, cream, crepe, crepes, easy, food, french, strawberry, whipped