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recipe, snack, summer, sweet

Lavender Eclairs

 When I was a kid, Easter was kind of a big deal. My sisters and I would lay out our woven wicker baskets in the living room before going to bed, and when we came downstairs the next morning each basket would have a chocolate bunny sitting inside. We were impressed every year, despite knowing the ritual. Like most kids, it was more about the  ...

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recipe, snack, sponsored, sweet

Reese’s and Cream Crepe Cake

What was your favourite candy when you were a kid? Mine was Reese’s peanut butter cups- and I was so calculated about enjoying them that I would count how many I had collected on Hallowe’en and carefully dole them out to myself over a couple weeks. In fact, even today when I purchase a bar, I carefully eat each little cup one by  ...

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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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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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recipe, summer, sweet

Strawberry Shortcake with Honey Basil Cream

Strawberry shortcake is a classic treat and an ultimate cottage favourite for me. Growing up, we would sometimes divulge in delicious local strawberries, dressed up with biscuits and whipped cream. And for breakfast, we would drizzle the leftover biscuits and strawberries with maple syrup! You certainly can’t get much more Canadian than  ...

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