Maraschino Cherry Nanaimo Bars Recipe

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! I am getting a little green eyed, hearing and reading about all of the yummy food you guys are planning to snarf this weekend. Plus, I mean… long weekend! Could *totally* use one of those, but we’re gonna be busting our butts on exterior repairs this weekend. Spare a…

Mocha Nanaimo Bars

Picture it. Vancouver, Canada… 1986. I was a little girl on the trip of a lifetime – experiencing Expo ‘86. I was young enough that most of the memories from it are now a blur, or reduced to general feelings and thoughts (”That was cool!”), but 2 few things stood out then, and still remain…

Happy Thanksgiving – Pumpkin Spice Nanaimo Bar Recipe!

Happy Thanksgiving! You know, this is my very first Thanksgiving as an out-of-the-closet immigrant! Feels good to not have to worry if wishing “Happy Thanksgiving” in the beginning of October will “out” me! Unfortunately, this is also my first Canadian Thanksgiving that I’m actually too busy to celebrate. Normally, we celebrate both Thanksgivings each year….

More Than Poutine: Favourite Foods from My Home and Native Land

If you are ordering from the UK, Europe, Australia, or surrounding countries, please read THIS before ordering! Mike Myers has been quoted as saying “There is no one more Canadian than a Canadian who no longer lives in Canada”. In my experience – 10 years of living away – that quote is not only true…

Canada Day Recipes!

When non-Canadians think about Canadian food, they usually go RIGHT for the poutine… but we actually have a ton of other uniquely Canadian foods, many of which are relatively easy to make at home. You know, even when home-as-a-location is no longer in Canada! Once I immigrated to the USA, pretty much everything I loved…

Peppermint Swirl Meringue Cookies

Back in October, I catered a party that had a Christmas theme. I designed the menu to be holiday themed, but with a twist – everything was gluten-free, in honour of the release of Beyond Flour: A Fresh Approach to Gluten-Free Cooking and Baking. I included a bunch of seasonal favourites in the spread –…

The Canadian Food Experience Project – Memories

The other day I was browsing through a few of Twitter’s recommendations for people to follow, and I came upon a fellow Canadian Foodblogger, @Redawna . I clicked through to her blog Nutmeg Disrupted, and was immediately drawn into the first post that showed up – “The Canadian Food Experience Project”. What a great post!…

Canada Day is Coming… Are You Ready?

As I race to get things ready to attend a convention next week, things are getting hectic around here! We have three major blog mentions this week, the first of which was on Fresh Juice. They featured my Canada Day watermelon carving not only on their front page, but the #1 spot of the featured…

Massive Post of Holiday Baking and Candy Making Inspiration!

Less than a week to go until Christmas, and still so many reasons to bake loom ahead. Hostess gifts for holiday parties… a good spread for your own holiday party. Christmas dinner. Last minute holiday gifts… New Years’ Eve! If you’re sitting here, still not sure what to make, you’re about to be hit with…

Butter Tarts

As I’d mentioned back in my Poutine recipe post, my coming out of the closet as an immigrant has had quite the positive effect on this blog. You now have my poutine recipe, a crazy original recipe for Pumpkin Spice Nanaimo Bars, as well as my original (was stil closeted at the time!) recipe post…