One of my good friends Lauren just celebrated her 30th birthday. Now, Lauren is one of the hardest working women I know. She works an office job and is also a professional photographer (and voted as our city’s best in 2012), so I knew she needed an extra special cake to help celebrate this milestone birthday! After seeing an ombre cake on Pinterest, I knew I wanted to give one whirl. Now, don’t fret if you are thinking “that is way too detailed and complicated for me”. It’s not. It’s actually way easier than you think. Let’s get to the recipe, so I can show you how to make your own ombre cake! Continue reading
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So Julia Child is trying to tell us that homemade mayo is easy? Pfff… yeah right…okay… fine, she was right. In fact, she was more than right. To continue on our cooking spree for week 12 of the Julia Child Challenge, we opted to try making Julia’s homemade mayonnaise in a food processor. Now this is the REAL way to make a class act mayo. Let’s get to the recipe before all of your sandwiches start to feel lonely. Continue reading
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Tagged easy, egg, food, how, Mayo, mayonnaise, processor, to
Well my lentil kick continues and this time it’s a little bit different. This time it comes in the form of lentil sprouts. These sprouts have a nice flavour to them – similar to fresh garden peas and have a good crunch to them. They are great to use in sandwiches, eggs, soups or dressing meat dishes. Let’s get to the part where you learn how to grow these right in your kitchen! Continue reading
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It seems like I’m getting to that age where a lot of my good friends are getting engaged – wait, does this mean I’m getting old?? Ekkk… Let’s hope not. Anyways, one of my best friends (let’s call her Maddog) is planning her wedding for August of 2012 and we were discussing wedding cakes. Her and her fiance were interested in making their own wedding cake, so I came up this cake: A Vanilla Cake & Amaretto Cake with a Rich Vanilla Bean Buttercream. So let’s get to this recipe which is easy enough for anyone to make their own wedding cake or cupcakes…. Continue reading
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I have been waiting for this moment forever – and thanks to a great sale at Costco I am now a proud owner of a KitchenAid Mixer. I think my kitchen collection is now complete .
It may seem strange that as a food blogger, I have hard boiled an egg only once in my life. But as I felt the need to make an egg salad sandwich, my hard boiling experience was about to double! Of course I took this opportunity to make a helpful post about hard boiling an egg. Don’t worry it’s easy.
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Tagged boil, boiled, cook, cooking, egg, egg salad, Eggs, hard, how, how-to, lesson, to, tutorial
It’s pomegranate season! Hooray! Pomegranates are one of my favourite fruits – packed with anti-oxidants, tastes amazing and is generally just a good-lookin’ fruit. Now the thing with pomegranates, they are a bit tricky to open up, so here’s a quick how-to on how to get the seeds out of the pomegranates:
On another recent adventure with the Loveable Douchebag (don’t worry, he’s approved this name) we decided to venture into the world of lobster for numerous reasons (i.e. I have been scared to make lobster since my last memory is my mom bringing some home from Halifax and hearing them scream to their death as they are lower into a death boil, lobsters tend to be expensive, the LD eats lots of lobster but has never cooked one), so it was off to the world of lobsters!!
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