It’s tea time! Seriously – any time of day, you can find me with a cup of tea. There’s something so soothing about a warm mug of freshly brewed tea. Especially in these arctic temperatures. I was brewing myself a cup of earl grey tea the other day to thaw after coming in from the cold. I had spilled some loose leaf tea, and inspiration hit. I had to bake something that incorporated earl grey aromas with the moistness of a milky cup of tea. Throw in milk, honey & lemon for all of the flavours that make tea so delicious and comforting.
This loaf can be served for dessert or breakfast. Expect it to crack – giving a nice vessel for filling, lemon curd in the morning, or blueberry drizzle for dessert.
Maybe its the power of marketing, but Valentine’s Day and truffles go hand in hand for me. There’s something absolutely romantic about rich, velvety chocolate that melts in your mouth. Satisfying even the strongest of cravings, these truffles are just decadent. Being the bite sized treats that they are, truffles also make great gifts. Since you make so many of them at once, throw a few together into a small gift bag or box for all of your valentines! With minimal prep, though overnight chilling is required, this is one of those gifts that look and taste amazing without slaving away on your end. Click through for the recipe & some gift wrapping inspiration! Continue Reading
That title is a mouthful, right? So are these muffins; with a fluffy, pancakey texture swirled with cinnamon sugar, these belong in your mouth. Drizzle with a little pure Canadian maple syrup and you’ve got yourself the perfect breakfast to go. The eggnog really brings out the eggy french toast flavour. Also, I needed to get rid of my holiday leftovers somehow. If you’re making this any other time of the year, substitute eggnog for buttermilk or whole milk instead Simple to make, just bake these the night before and reheat in the morning for a stress-free morning. Continue reading for the recipe. Continue Reading
It’s 2015 readers! I definitely typed 2014 initially because I can’t seem to comprehend how it’s actually 2015. Say what?!? The new year is a time to reflect about what you’re looking forward to, or what you want to change. Though I’m all about goal setting, I think resolutions usually end up following the lines of “I’m going to eat kale 17 times a day,” or “omigaawd i’m so hungover from that nye party, never agaaaain” which is stupid and will be broken in like a week. You can read my full thoughts on resolutions here.
Instead, I’m taking a different spin on this whole 2015 thing and talking about a trend I know I’m actually going to follow through on. See you later Radiant Orchid (who even WERE you??) – it’s Marsala’s time to shine. Continue Reading
The holidays are full of sweets and treats. Some of my favourite holiday traditions are rooted in family recipes, or spending time baking in the kitchen. Now that the holidays are coming to a close, the sugar coma is kicking in and all I want to do is lounge around and nibble into leftover baking. Since the new year is coming up, its a great time to kick your system into gear and refresh your body. I’m not willing to give up my enjoyment of food for cleansing purposes – one time I went on a juice cleanse to drop weight quickly before prom and I literally became a monster and went to McDonald’s after the third day. So, I’ve put together some seasonally appropriate recipes that are not only delicious, but also have some added health benefits to help get your mind and body in shape for the new year! Continue Reading
T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, other than the merry maids working away in the kitchen! After having many amazing cups of hot chocolate this holiday season, I was inspired to bake hot cocoa cookies to leave out for Santa. These cookies are super dark and rich, and the presentation with the melted chocolate and marshmallow on top is super festive and adorable. Before you settle down for your long winter’s nap, click through for the recipe and bake away!
If loving Starbucks makes me basic, then basic I will be. The day Starbucks’ red cups come out, I rush home, throw on my christmas onesie, and rock out to the Michael Buble Christmas album with my holiday beverage in tow. One of my favourite parts of the Starbucks holiday line are their Cranberry Bliss bars. Having a celiac sister, the majority of my baking happens at school, so I thought I’d give some flour-full recipes a shot before heading home for the winter break. A group of friends and I got together – we call ourselves the Domestic God(esse)s – for a day of Festivus baking, and I knew Cranberry Bliss bars had to be my contribution.