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

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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

Nutty Salted Caramel Blondies

Wtf happened to Spring? As I write this, there is snow on the ground and I'm legitimately concerned my screen sliding door is going to blow off because the wind is insane.  I thought I would be making my first rhubarb pie of the year at this point, wearing a trenchcoat and MAYBE sunglasses. Instead, … Continue reading Nutty Salted Caramel Blondies

Honey Chevre Cheesecake with Rhubarb Compote

This is the first cheesecake I have ever made. And not to toot my own horn, but it's pretty damn good. A couple of weeks ago I was making a salad with goat cheese (amongst other things but I won't bore you) for dinner, and I was just marvelling at how DELICIOUS the combination of … Continue reading Honey Chevre Cheesecake with Rhubarb Compote