Sally’s Raspberry Jam

Every year my mother-in-law makes a few batches of jams. She usually makes raspberry, saskatoon, and raspatoon. My all time favourite is her raspberry jam. She would bring us jars whenever she visited and sometimes would send them though the mail all wrapped up so…

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Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Recently, I started doing some research about gluten free baking. I read a lot about different types of flours and how to do substitutions with wheat based recipes. It all seemed so confusing, so I figured I’d just give it a whirl. On hand, I…

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Almond-butter Cookies

This weekend I wanted to bake something other than the usual chocolate chip or sugar cookie. I had also been reading up on making my own almond butter so I started looking for cookie recipes that incorporated it. I found a great base recipe and…

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Mini Orange Berry Pulp Muffins

I’ve been enjoying some fresh orange juice from my juicer the past few mornings and was reluctant to throw out the pulp. So, I decided to save it and make some tasty orange berry pulp muffins! They turned out surprisingly well considering I found the…

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Mini Carved Cake Platter

This mini cake platter features a low stand with a slip carving of a white pine tree. The platter was thrown with white clay upside down on the wheel, then trimmed and the top painted with green slip. Once dried, I carved the top revealing…

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Baklava

I’ve been on a bit of a Greek flavour kick lately, trying different marinades and learning what ingredients work together. I had recently bought a package of phyllo pastry for the first time and was dying to try making my own baklava. The process was a bit time consuming, but surprisingly easy. I chose walnuts and almonds for my baklava, and a delicious orange honey syrup to top it off. It certainly went over well in my house!

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