July 16, 2014

Roasted Banana Ice Cream

I love eggs.  I like them fried, poached, soft-boiled.  I like runny yolk creating a sauce for fried mushrooms, pasta, or potatoes.  They give baked goods their texture, they create fluffy meringue bases for frostings, or pavlovas, or marshmallows.  I love eggs.

July 05, 2014

Balcony Garden: Day 53

It’s amazing what a couple of green things on a concrete balcony can do.  It feels like my little oasis in the middle of the city.  I sit and read, do a crossword, watch the people walk by…

June 23, 2014

Brown Butter, Bourbon, And Butterscotch Banana Bread

I was honestly not going for the alliteration when I composed this recipe.  The truth is I was sitting on some very ripe bananas (not literally), leftover browned butter, and a mountain of butterscotch chips.  I googled brown butter banana bread and this recipe came up.  So I replaced the coconut with the butterscotch chips. 

June 14, 2014

Melon Sangrias

Summer is starting slowly in Toronto this year.  We constantly seem to be at that awkward stage where it looks like it should be warm, but as soon as the sun slips behind a cloud and the cool wind starts blowing, you regret your decision to leave your sweater at home. Still, we pretend, hoping that by wearing a dress and putting on some sunglasses we will coax summer out. 

June 01, 2014

Game of Thrones: House Targaryen Cake

The third and last in my series of cakes dedicated to the main houses of Game of Thrones. See my Stark Family cake here and my Lannister cake here.  

Possible spoiler alert!