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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Gum Paste Edible Sugar Flowers

This weekend I spent some time at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts, here in Toronto. If you’re interested in breaking into the world of Pastry Arts I recommend taking a look at the College’s website to get an idea what kinds of classes are out there. If you’re not interested in committing to multiple-semester schooling…

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Pectin-Free Plum Jam

It’s finally the time of year when your produce market is overflowing with selection and variety, and the prices are half the usual… more affordable and much much tastier. Fruits are plumper, juicier, and perfect for preserving. The fruit I chose for today is a version of black plum, the large round ones with dark skin and…

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