Blackberry Crumble Cinnamon Rolls

Blackberry Crumble Cinnamon Rolls

The other evening, around dinner time, I did something I swore I would never do: I barbecued. It has always been my fear that if I barbecued just once Carl would give up barbecuing duties, no longer feeling needed in that particular realm. Turns out my fear was unfounded. Carl came home just in time to put out […]

Lemon Cheesecake Squares

Lemon Cheesecake Squares

Last week my physiotherapist suggested that Carl and I switch sides of the bed. It seems that extended curled-in-a-ball left-side sleeping not only results in thinning hair in one particular spot on my hairline, it may also be contributing to my “twistiness”. That and “shiftiness” are two of her favourite, very technical, words to describe me. […]

Speculaas Squares

How many people have speculaas in their background, one of those cozy growing-up flavours your parents introduced you to? More savoury and spicy than sweet, speculaas flavour is really similar to chai flavour, the only real difference being the cardamom in chai. I’ve always loved chai tea and never really put two and two together […]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Cheesecake

While scrolling through Instagram at my annual birthday hair appointment, I came across a cheesecake that stopped me in my tracks. It didn’t help that I hadn’t eaten lunch and was ravenously hungry; the worst possible time to look at pictures of food. I picked up the necessary 3 bricks of cream cheese on the […]

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

So the time has finally come that I own a cell phone. Which means you can ask me if you want my number, or you can just follow me on Instagram, where I’m most excited to be back so I can take selfies with flamingos. I suppose it was really only a matter of time […]

Strawberry & Cream Shortbread

Shortbread with strawberries and whipped cream - simple and perfect!

The credit for today’s shortbread goes entirely to Gemma, and my nephew Lucas, who convinced me making roll-and-bake cookies was an excellent idea on a rainy day at home with eight children aged nine and under. Believe it or not, they were right – it was a good idea. I always love shortbread, and this […]