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autumn, recipe, summer, sweet

French Almond Pear Tart

I live in a box. Rather, I live in numerous boxes. As Ben and I pack up to move (in nine days!!), I realize how temporary homes can be. I will be moving for the fifth time since I first called Montreal my home, and each time I feel like an uprooted tree… But, of course, I’m sure fresh roots will run deep in this future apartment. I  ...

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autumn, recipe, spring, sweet

Carrot Cake with Meringue and Maple Cream

Back in May I made a cake in honour of Priscilla’s Bachelorette party. Well, the wedding day finally arrived! It was a beautiful event. In honour of such an occasion, I felt it only proper to make a tall layer cake. In this case, I made a carrot cake with lots of walnuts and pineapple, topped with a meringue crust and sandwiched between  ...

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autumn, recipe, sweet

Gooey Apple Crumble Bars

Oh these are bad. These are dangerously bad. I fully regret posting these on here because it means that somewhere else in the world, someone will give them a try and have the same experience. Pure unadulterated food bliss that results in consuming the entire pan. But oh it’s worth it. The cake-y crust supports a heaping pile of spiced  ...

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autumn, recipe, sweet, winter

Cranberry Spice Upside Down Cake

 As a kid, I absolutely loved cranberry sauce with my turkey during special holiday dinners. I loved the added sweetness, and would often gobble up the red remains on my plate with a spoon. Those memories stuck with me, and later on in life when I went cranberry picking with my family in an Ontario marsh, I cheerfully popped a fresh one into  ...

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