raspberry hand pies

raspberry hand pies

Our icy, cold winter has produced unbelievably luscious raspberries so I’m baking RASPBERRY HAND PIES! For whatever reason, I’m fixated on hand pies. I know, so strange. I think it might be the idea of not using a fork… If you’ve stopped by my … Continue reading

pear tarte tatin for Sara

pear tarte tatin for Sara

I’ve lusted after tarte tatin since I began cooking. Given that commercial puff pastry has been available at the super market for years, I’m not sure why I’ve been so timid to try it. Over the weekend, I threw caution … Continue reading

strawberry rhubarb pie for Canada Day

strawberry rhubarb pie for Canada Day

Every year as farm stands display their first crop of local strawberries, I’m catapulted back in time. The girls were seven years old and my main focus was keeping them entertained during the summer holiday. It didn’t matter what we … Continue reading

butter tarts

butter tarts

My mom makes these butter tarts, for her family, once a year. It takes us that long to recover. Imagine a perfectly crisp, flaky pastry cup filled with lovely plump raisins swimming in a buttery thick caramel pool. When she places … Continue reading

I BEAT THE BEAR TO THE APPLE TREE

I BEAT THE BEAR TO THE APPLE TREE

One of the most spectacular things about our farm are all of the apple trees. One of the scariest things about our farm are all of the apple trees! Beautiful, abundantly blossomed apple trees are spectacular in the spring, exciting over … Continue reading