Monday, December 26, 2011


sourdough recipe
This isn't any sort of recipe, it's just everything delicious that was left in my house stacked on top of bread. Cheese, bacon, caramelized onion, possibly avocado. 

Making my own sourdough starter this month was fun. It's fun to leave something to rot  ferment on your counter until it smells disgusting  alive and then make food out of it that is actually delicious.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

David's Chocolate Boubon Pecan Pie

It snowed. So I made pie.

I mean, it was American Thanksgiving. So I made pie.

Well, okay. I made pie with no excuse. It also happened to snow. And be Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Baby Shower Cookies

baby shower cookies
I think it's gonna be a girl

I'm not a huge fan of sugar cookies compared to other more homely and yet more delicious cookies. But. . . they are so damn PRETTY that I make them anyway. The recipe I made recently, however, was really rather delicious (even better as uncooked dough balls stolen from the fridge during the night). Possibly the best sugar cookies I've ever had. So I'm going to go ahead and share the recipe. The cookies come out tender and just a bit chewy.

Sans Rival

sans rival
Mmm, triangular slice of rectangular cake.

I didn't really find the Sans Rival to be aptly named. It tasted a lot like a big wafer cookie. The meringue was good, though I think that the mild flavour of the cashews got a bit lost. The icing was good, but too sweet. Together, it was pretty lack-lustre. Really, does a cake made almost entirely of icing sound good to you?

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Delicious AND pretty.

This was my first Daring Baker challenge. How exciting. It was delicious, and surprisingly easy. I'll make it again if I ever come across a fantastic nut sale. Or I might train the crows outside my window to bring me nuts in exchange for. . . peanuts. Hmm. Maybe that won't work.

Dear internet, feel free to send me nuts.

Also, cash.