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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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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Banana Upside Down Cake

There’s some seriously sticky humid weather going on here this week, wow. We haven’t had to have the air conditioning on more than the odd day or so pretty much all summer (which tells you how ‘summer’ has been for us up here) but this week it’s necessary. It’s been a scorcher of a season…

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The Tiniest Wedding Cakes

  The smell of freshly brewed coffee is one of my favourite things in life. I know that’s putting a lot on something simple, but it’s the little things that matter most. The smell of coffee isn’t just a reminder of the feeling you get while sipping a fresh brew, it’s also a reminder of…

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Lazy Black Forest Cake

  Summer calls for food that is seasonal and light. When you google summer dessert you’re mostly overrun with fruit trifles and different (read: gimmicky) ways to make a watermelon look like a cake. Neither of these are among my favourite food trends for obvious reasons. Simplicity is in, kitschy is out. Use in-season produce (and local) if you…

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