Tag Archives: birthday

Indulging in a grown-up ice cream cake

Guilty pleasures: the things you love but do not like to admit you love, feel too refined to love, feel too informed to love. This is for you… ladies who read People magazine in the check out aisle because “you’re bored,” but may just … Continue reading

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For my man… twix bars made at home

Every year, to celebrate my husband’s birthday we have a party in our back yard. It is our summer thing. Every year, I sort of work to make this party my gift to him. I cook, bake, chop, chill, marinate, clean, decorate and … Continue reading

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The dixie cup reigns queen of the picnic

There is just sort of something wonderfully nostalgic about a picnic. “Picnic” embodies lazy afternoons where pretty girls in swooping hats sit on checked blankets in the sun drinking fresh squeezed lemonade delicately through striped paper straws giggling about the movie playing at the drive-in. At the edge … Continue reading

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Raspberry Chocolate Cake to celebrate spark and spunk

For some reason the raspberries are really good right now: flavor filled buttons of rouge. This should not be; there are still remnants of snow hanging about and nothing has sprouted from the frozen earth in 6 months. I am sure they were piled high … Continue reading

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Chocolate cookies to warm a big heart

You know when you sit down at a restaurant and the server tells you about the specials and it comes out as saffron infused blah blah topped with a truffled goat cheese mousse drizzled with some sort of reduction, and while you are pretty sure … Continue reading

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a little rosemary flavour for a birthday

I have been wanting to bake something sort of unexpected lately. Whenever I see images of pink peppercorn macarons or cayenne brown sugar cookies or brown butter sage marshmallows I feel inspired and think, I should make something sweet with a … Continue reading

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Things my Dad says… ‘chocolate cake please’

Yesterday, I wanted to send a Valentine love-text to Ben, but not of the roses are red variety. I was in the mood for something a little more Ben, like skulls and cross-bones, but with love. So, I went to where people … Continue reading

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