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recipe, snack, summer, sweet

Blueberry Shortcake with Rose Whipped Cream

We all know the classic strawberry shortcake, a delicious emblem of summer. But what if today, this summer, we re-vamped it with a fragrant and intriguing twist? I’m talking about a shortcake with blueberries and rose-scented whipped cream. It seems like such a British combination to me, despite the fact I have no memory of having eaten  ...

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recipe, snack, sweet, year-round

Almost-Raw Chocolate Torte

I hope you are having a lovely long weekend! I’ve skipped out of town to visit family and have a bit of down time. It’s a much needed bit away from the city. As I write this, the baby birds coo from the nearby apple trees and the smell of lilacs fills the air. I’m quietly drinking a rhubarb fizz and it’s so refreshing.  ...

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recipe, snack, sweet, year-round

Classic French Madeleines

Fresh, warm little madeleines are such a special treat, and they’re particularly wonderful because there is nothing quite like them. They are both delicate in texture and robust in density, and the buttery scent balances out the subtle lemon zest flavour. The classic scallop-shaped madeleine mould makes them so attractive, I truly  ...

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breakfast, recipe, snack, sweet, year-round

Simple Jam Tart

Long weekends are the best. You get to do the lazy relaxing things you always seem to run out of time for on regular weekends. Things like ten or twelve hour sleeps and lazy afternoons sitting on the couch curled up with a magazine/book/movie are the simply pleasures that long weekends lend themselves to. Thank you, long weekend, for being  ...

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recipe, snack, sweet, winter

Sesame Orange Brittle

Sweet, chewy, crispy, nutty, and with just a touch of salt. I think we all have memories of those Sesame Snap candies that can always be found in small corner or grocery stores, stacked so neatly by the cash register. As a kid they were never really that tempting (I always went for the Hubba Bubba original), but as I got older I learned to  ...

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