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crack pie

Crack pie

I love sugar pie. Sugar pie and I go way back. Every year, during sugaring off season in Quebec, I take a trip to Sucrerie de la Montagne where you can enjoy an authentic Quebec “sugaring off” meal: pea soup to start, followed by a big meal with fluffy omelette, thick strips of bacon, meatballs, mashed potatoes, […]

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pluot pistachio tart

Pistachio frangipane tart with pluots

I baked this pistachio frangipane tart for my mom’s birthday. It’s adapted from Anna Olson’s recipe for a grapefruit pistachio tart, which I have made a few times with my mom in winter, and, since grapefruits are not in season in August, I used pluots to garnish the tart. You could also use fresh plums, […]

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Scooping homemade black tea infused ice cream frozen in a loaf pan with a black handled ice cream scoop

Homemade spiced chai ice cream

You can make masala chai ice cream by infusing the milk for the custard base with your favourite spiced black tea or a mixture of looseleaf black tea and warm spices including cardamom, ginger, peppercorns, and cloves. Here’s a recipe for spiced chai ice cream to get you started with tea-infused ice cream!   With […]

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Cake with cream and berries

Warm milk sponge cake

This is a recipe for a warm milk sponge cake that is a great base for layer cakes and trifle. First question that pops to mind when you hear the words “Zilla’s cake”: who (or what) is “Zilla”? My answer: “Good question, and you know what? I have no clue who (or what) is ‘Zilla.’” […]

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When life gives you lemons, bake with lemons!

The saying goes: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” Well, life has given me many “lemons” over the years, but I do not want to make lemonade! Here are recipes you can bake with lemons: three fruit marmalade lemon mousse gluten-free lemon cake with raspberries lemon crackle cookies lemon glazed soft gingerbread  lemon ice […]

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