Dear Baking, I miss you.

IMG_2094

 

Hi bakers!

My apologies for the complete lack of cooking and baking posts these past few weeks. I spent a good chunk of the new year with a cast on my arm (yaaaay), moved to Toronto, and have been training for a race.  Needless to say, baking has not been at the top of my ‘to-do’ items.

Now that I am settled and completly healed I am going to try and post more often on cooking/baking, especially healthy and low fat recipes!

Happy Baking!

Emma

Advertisements

Find them. Eat them. Love them.

Hello Readers!

I recently discovered the most amazing Oreos! I had some of these in Ottawa and now back in Toronto I cannot find them anywhere. They are a twist on the classic chocolate Oreo.  These ones taste just like birthday cake. They’re delicious! Find them. Eat them. Love them.

If I ever find them again I want to experiement and use them in some recipes. I know some bakers who have put an Oreo in the bottom of a cupcake.

Hopefully I track them down and get the chance to experiment!

Emma

IMG_2186

Butternut Thai Coconut Soup

imageimage

Hi All,

After a few too many days of holiday food I decided to make a Thai coconut soup to wake up my taste buds! This recipe came from Jamie Oliver and it is delicious. It’s called Party Squash Soup and you can find the recipe here.

A couple of the ingredients are harder to find (lime leaves, lemongrass), but are definitely worth it to complete this dish and get the right flavor.

Hope you try and enjoy!

Happy eating!

Emma

Goat Cheese Lasagna

Hi everyone!

I made this veggie lasagna with my sister a little while ago. I am allergic to cow’s milk so we used a combination of two types of goat cheese instead.

President’s Choice goat milk mozzarella.

and

President’s Choice soft unripened herbed goat cheese.

 

 

We layered this with oven ready noodles, zucchini, and rich tomato sauce.

Needless to say, it was delicious!

Happy Cooking!

Emma

The Bookshelf

Hi Everyone!

What a week! If you’re like me you’re probably still recovering from late night election watching.

As the dust settles after the election, I find myself inspired by all things American and found this cute book of all American recipes. I don’t own this book, but it looks like fun (and full of great recipes too).

Find it on Amazon. Try it and let me know what you think!

Happy post-election day to all our American readers, and happy reading!

Emma

The Bookshelf

Hi Everyone!

We’re coming up to the busy holiday season. I thought I would tell you about a book that can get you from Monday to Friday without having to wonder what to make for dinner.

Canadian Living’s Everyday Favorites is excellent. This book is full of simple recipes that cover all types of diets and tastes.

The Tabouleh salad recipe makes a huge batch and its so good!

If you’re a meat eater there are some delicious stir fry and pasta repicpes as well.

You can grab this book on Amazon or Indigo/Chapters.

Happy Cooking!

 

Emma

Wish List

When I was in high school something magical happened: our cable provider added the Food Network to our services. Since then I’ve been hooked on cooking and baking shows and can’t seem to stop. In my early Food Network endeavours, I was introduced to the one and only Naked Chef, aka Jamie Oliver. I don’t know if it’s his British charm or his good food but I just can’t seem to get enough of him. Most recently his food adventures took him around his home country in his series Jamie’s Great Britain.

Along with the show Oliver has also released a book with the recipes featured in the television series. I may be a vegetarian but even I can appreciate the variety of meaty recipes in this book. It’s always a delight to watch Jamie Oliver on TV and his books are just as fantastic. He puts a lot of love in his work and it shows. That’s why Jamie’s Great Britain is on my wish list this year!

Happy reading and eating!

Love, Emily

The Bookshelf

Hi Everyone! Happy Wednesday!

This week’s selection is not a book, but a magazine (actually, a whole series of magazines).

Food Heaven is a British magazine series that is absolutely wonderful. The magazine runs several different series including…

Baking Heaven 

Cake Decorating Heaven

and

Cup Cake Heaven

The photos in these magazines are fantastic. They are bold, bright, showing lots of detail. These magazines have page after page of truly inspiring designs and recipes.

Some of the recipes are intricate and detailed and may not fit into the busy baker’s schedule. At the very east these magazines are filled with eye candy!

Happy Baking,

Emma