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

Strawberry Ginger Hand Pies

The next few weeks will consist of me buying strawberries at the market and proceeding to make any and every kind of strawberry based pie/hand pie/galette possible.  These strawberries are far too delicious and the season too short to pass that up. I decided to whip up some hand pies again as they're perfect for … Continue reading Strawberry Ginger Hand Pies

Pavlova with Strawberries and Rhubarb Cream

Pavlova is a big meringue "cake", typically topped with cream and fruit.  It's crisp on the outside and deliciously chewy on the inside and is the perfect light summer dessert. My Grandma always makes these, so naturally I was on the phone with her with any questions I had, as this was the first time … Continue reading Pavlova with Strawberries and Rhubarb Cream