Why I quit being a Chef. Again.

As some of you already know, I recently quit my job as a Chef. Pastry Chef to be precise. For ten years (with the exception of a few months color-tinting paint, really) I’ve been plugging away in professional kitchens. The beginning is mostly a blur to be honest, I don’t even remember that twinkling moment when I thought “Hey!…

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Savory Breakfast Tart

Breakfast! You know it’s often my favorite meal of the day, especially brunchy-style breakfast meals. It’s been a while since I shared any eggcentric posts with you, so here you go. A little more time consuming than scramble and toast, but it’s worth the extra few minutes of prep time to treat yourself to something…

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Balcony Garden 2016

Hey Guys! I don’t have a recipe for you today – but I wanted to share this year’s balcony garden (so far, at least). This year we’ve tried both purple and yellow tomato varieties, as well as the usual sweet million cherry tomatoes, tri coloured chinese chilis, parsley, rosemary, basil, mint, and both pole and…

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Local produce is starting to creep it’s way into veggie stores here in Ontario (at least somewhat local, anyways) so I find myself with an entire bin full of yellow zucchini this week. How many dinners in a row can contain zucchini!? Not that many. It’s always best to plan your baking based on what’s…

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Pickle Juice No Knead Bread

Loaf #3 from the no-knead series! I’ve substituted the majority of the water in the recipe for strong dill pickle juice, and then added a couple of teaspoons of fennel seeds as well. I love a good crusty bread just plain of course, but this added flavour version would be the perfect loaf for a…

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Corn Tortillas – Without a Press

If there’s one thing in the Western food world that just can’t be done justice by the processed and packaged food market – it’s corn tortilla. You can find flour tortilla and versions of corn tortilla at just about any supermarket in North America, but I assure you these imposters are nothing like the luscious real deal you’ll…

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Classic Carrot Cake

The sun finally came out today with some warmth. We’re at the tail end of winter in Toronto, and I’m starting to get that fed up feeling where I’m ready to just get on with it already. Those who know me well know that I am the queen of complaining about the weather being too hot…

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