April 13, 2014

Sparkling Lavender Cocktail

Sometimes words are hard to come by.  We use words all the time.  We talk, we text, we e-mail.  But how many times can you say you read something, hear something, and it really stays with you?  Writing is easy.  Writing something powerful, something meaningful is much more difficult.  

April 06, 2014

Game of Thrones: House Stark Cake

In honour of tonight’s Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere, I present a series of cakes for some of the main GoT families.  I have tried not to spoil anything, but just in case here is a SPOILER ALERT.  

March 30, 2014

The Perfect Pie Crust And A Cold Berry Pie

I came home early on a Friday.  It had been a tough week with lots of setbacks, but with the prospect of a relaxing weekend ahead, I tried to put all other thoughts out of my mind. As I wandered through our little grocery store, a plan starting forming in my head for a nice Friday night dinner.  

March 22, 2014

Downton Abbey: Tea and Honey Macarons

Maybe it’s because I’m a baker that I always tend to notice the food in books, tv shows, and movies.  Or maybe it’s because food is such an integral part of human life that you’d be hard pressed to find a book or tv show or movie without it.  Either way, the food always transports me into the fantasy.  

March 16, 2014

Roasted Beet Scones

Sometimes you've got to take a little time.  That’s not me.  I am the person who opens the microwave with three seconds left.  I am the person who runs to make the crosswalk.  I am the person who fast forwards through the opening sequence of a tv show (except for the ones with awesome intro music… I’m looking at you Game of Thrones).