Raspberry and Peach Frozen Greek Yogurt

This frozen Greek yogurt was adapted as a sort of healthy alternative to regular ice cream and┬áhas become a staple in my freezer ever since I decided on this frozen fruit combination as my favourite. When I say “healthy” I suppose what I actually mean is less sweet, as I find most store bought ice…

Blood Orange and Rosemary Simple Syrup (and what to do with it!)

When blood oranges are in season I find ways to include them in all sorts of recipes. From salads to chicken dishes to desserts, their musky sweet taste is always welcome in my kitchen. However, it wasn’t until I was making a blood orange variation of Nigella Lawson’s Clementine Cake┬áthat I discovered how perfectly they…

Apples Cooked in Butter and Brown Sugar

I think it’s appropriate to have a warming, sweet interlude when watching tonight’s election coverage in Canada; go Liberal majority and out with Harper! I’m eating these in my pajamas listening to the speeches, so thankful that I’m celebrating the end of the Conservative party as we know it. This recipe basically tastes like ultra-rich…

Fresh Fig and Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

It wasn’t until a few years ago that I fell in love with fresh figs, even then the path to get there was full of resistance. In truth, I can’t stand dried figs. Maybe this all stems from childhood, during the wild heyday of Fig Newtons. For some reason my mom refused to buy them…

Fireworks Party Cheese Plate

  Here’s a cheese plate I made for a fireworks party on Saturday night. We watched China compete in the Festival of Light on a rooftop garden and had barbecue sausages and beers to celebrate. Because I worked this Saturday I was late getting home so I assembled half of it the night before in…