Category Archives: Baking

Rhubarb Coffee Cake 

Coffee cake was an alien food to me when I first came to Canada. I was invited to ‘coffee mornings’ where you drank coffee and ate coffee cake. “I don’t like coffee”, I would tell people. “No problem”, they said, … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, cooking, Food, Friends, Gardens, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Mushroom and Kale Lasagna 

We found this recipe in “Skinny One-Pan Recipes” magazine. It has taken a while to find the type of pasta. The recipe calls for “campanelle” but the closest we found was “fiorelli”, which worked really well. This is recipe number … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, cooking, Food, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Rhubarb Crumble 

We’ve made rhubarb and custard cupcakes, rhubarb meringue tarts, rhubarb muffins but never have we used rhubarb for a crumble. This is number 6 of our challenge and the recipe was from Gordon Ramsay’s “Sunday Lunch”.   Chop the rhubarb.  Toss … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, cooking, Food, Photography | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Slow Start To the Year

We have taken a break from the blog since returning to Ontario at the beginning of March. We have been focused on a couple of problems; one of which has been resolved but the others have not. We are both … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Baking, Canada, cooking, Family, Food, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Valentines Day Cupcakes 

We found an interesting chocolate cake recipe in a new book that Becky bought called “Sheet Pan Suppers”. It also has some desserts including one for a sheet cake “the size of Texas”. We modified it to make 10 cupcakes. … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Food, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Southern Shortbread 

We managed to complete a Bake Off challenge recipe this week. Becky wanted to bake biscuits so we decided to make shortbread with a southern twist. This recipe is based on an Epicurious recipe I found online. I think it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Baking, Food, Photography, winter | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

California Pizza Kitchen 

This post is in two parts. First was our amazing dinner at California Pizza Kitchen in Tempe. For starters Becky ordered the dumplings.  Delicious! Then she ordered the crunchy Mac and Cheese.  I ordered the Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pizza with … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Baking, Food, Photography | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments