Cranberry Couronne

Couronne is French for “crown.” Bakeries feature this sweet bread all over France using different sweet or savory fillings. This cranberry couronne is a lovely holiday treat any time, but … Continue reading Cranberry Couronne

Date Squares

In August, I became a citizen of the USA. It seems oddly fitting that I’m doing a post today for a delicious sweet that’s proudly Canadian, the date square of … Continue reading Date Squares

Imperfect Bread

Bread has been on my mind lately, as regular readers may have gathered from recent posts. Baking my own is of course part of that preoccupation but so is the … Continue reading Imperfect Bread

Lemon Squares

In my previous post I mentioned that we harvested somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 Meyer lemons from our tree a couple of weeks ago. One of my most favorite … Continue reading Lemon Squares

Jalapeño Peach Chutney – Learning to Preserve at Home

For decades I’ve day dreamed about my grandmother’s homemade preserves, but never had the time to learn how to do it myself. This year I’ve committed myself to canning as … Continue reading Jalapeño Peach Chutney – Learning to Preserve at Home