Chocolate Tahini Tart with Halva

I feel like this recipe doesn't require too much explanation. Chocolate? Good. Tahini? Good. Halva? Good. All three together? Really, really good. One thing that I love about this recipe is it is insanely quick to put together and doesn't require any oven or stove. There's minimal active time which means you can be running … Continue reading Chocolate Tahini Tart with Halva

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Plum Fig Pie

Last weekend it went below 16C and all of Toronto decided it was time to whip out their new fall wares and put on a fashion show. Sweaters and scarves and leather jackets were out in full force, and then two days later it was a balmy 25C. What do you do when the weather … Continue reading Plum Fig Pie

Tomato Ricotta Galette

One thing I love about Instagram collaborations is the chance to try something you may not have thought of otherwise.  It couldn't have been more true with the #wesaytomatoes  collaboration, as I rarely do savoury baking, but what better way to make the most of tomato season! I love heirloom tomatoes and all their different … Continue reading Tomato Ricotta Galette

Mini Strawberry Ginger Galettes

I have a whole bag of cornmeal in my kitchen and I'm trying to figure out how to use it up.  Cornbread is a given and I've pondered cookies, but today I decided to throw some into pie crust. Cornmeal gives pie dough an extra crunch and heartiness, which holds up perfectly against juicy strawberries … Continue reading Mini Strawberry Ginger Galettes

Black Bottom Strawberry Pie

I spent most of the day and evening cooking yesterday. When I heard the news about Anthony Bourdain, I was absolutely crushed.  Like so many others, he brought different cultures and their food into our living rooms and our phone screens.  He was one of my favourite writers and could hook me with his vivid … Continue reading Black Bottom Strawberry Pie