American Thanksgiving

American Thanksgiving

When I lived in New York, I was fascinated at how deeply and joyfully Americans celebrated Thanksgiving. As a Canadian, it felt more like Christmas. The airports were jammed with people going home to celebrate with their families. When Christmas … Continue reading

highbush blueberry coffee cake

highbush blueberry coffee cake

Until this week, I’ve spent my life thinking that I didn’t like the taste of highbush blueberries. My family have always picked wild blueberries. It’s sort of that old story, ‘why do you take the end off the ham. I’ve … Continue reading

birthday cake for my forever young mom

birthday cake for my forever young mom

We celebrated Mom’s birthday today. I’ve been making her birthday cake for forty two years. Since the year that she taught me to bake. As I carried her cake into the dining room while singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, I smiled at … Continue reading

poppy-seed bundt cake – so retro

poppy-seed bundt cake – so retro

I love retro food. Comfortable, nostalgic, homey food that catapults me back to my childhood. A bundt pan sends me there at the speed of light. “Bundt” even sounds retro! These old-fashioned baking pans produce lovely, moist, dense cake that you can pick … Continue reading