Deceptive Durian

I just searched words in thesauruses (thesaurusi?) for 15 minutes to find the word “deceptive.” This message from my last brain cell has been brought to you by red wine.

Coconutty Easter Cupcakes

First, allow me to play a little theme song for the recent history of this blog   I’m playing Rocky for three reasons: Most importantly, my blog nearly died. The

Rose water marshmallows

Once, a boss we had took us to the “Rosewater Supper Club,” to say thank you by giving us a Christmas lunch. He was a nice enough boss, but it

Uncle Tetsu and Birthday Barnacles

Well some cooking blog this is turning out to be. I haven’t been cooking oddities lately, but you can bet I’ve been eating them.  A few weeks ago, my foodie

Not Caroline Dumas’ pouding chômeur

This post is a little different than usual, because it’s not about a dangerous food, specifically. But it’s my party and I can veer if I want to.  There was

Spicy double chocolate caramel cookies and … turtles

Let me start by saying thanks to April at Silverflux for helping me clean up my site! She’s awesome. You guys like the new look? Now, let’s get down to

Pink pumpkins

Today’s post is a tribute to my friend Joanna at Midwesternbite. If I remember correctly, Joanna feels that (a) There is far too much pumpkin madness in the fall in

Bee-ing healthy again — Bee Pollen Oat Squares

Well, the airplanes breaking the sound barrier over my house right now tell me that it’s back-to-school time once again. You see, for two weeks each year, Toronto hosts the

The Egg Award 2014 and My Non-entry, Lavender Creme Brûlée with Matcha Mousse

Did you know that a chef’s hat originally had one hundred pleats in it, supposedly because any self-respecting chef should know how to prepare an egg in one hundred ways?

A bonbon bonanza – soursop ice cream

How well outfitted is your kitchen? My husband would say that my kitchen is kitted out, but I would disagree. Yes, I have a lot of stuff. But I like