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Blog posts : "Baking"

Out in the world and across the web

July 18, 2013

The past few months have been a really exciting time for me both as a self-taught home cook and as a food blogger. I've had the pleasure of traveling to conferences in Philadelphia, then Okanagan Wine region and Vancouver to learn more about the vast world of food and wine blogging along with a wi…

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Bagels - get ready for your close-up...

June 27, 2013

I've been enjoying delving further into the world of food photography this year, there's something very satisfying about getting that perfect shot that makes the food I've made look as good as its tastes (or better!).

A good friend offered me the use of her lighting softbox to see how the difused l…

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Baking for fun: National Grilled Cheese Day

April 12, 2013

When I heard that today is the silly yet delicious-sounding National Grilled Cheese Day, I decided to bake a mega loaf of bread. And it worked!

This one loaf contains the dough of three regular sized loaves of bread and is almost a foot tall. I can't wait to see what the Grilled Cheeses I make fr…

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New cookie making in progress...

December 3, 2012


My local group of friends has a record 18 people coming to our yearly holiday cookie exchange this year. So I'm neck-deep in ingredients and fighting the humidity of a west coast rainy day (anti-meringue making weather) as I whip up 17 dozen meringue cookies, plus more for the tasting competition. R…

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Épis de Blé - a Thanksgiving-worthy baguette

October 7, 2012

I had the privilege of being invited to a Thanksgiving feast potluck at a Central Vancouver Island farm yesterday, the very place I buy my amazing vegetable plants each spring, in fact. My friends who own this farm have begun the Thanksgiving weekend tradition of throwing a huge potluck feast in o…

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All Hail Doughvember!

November 23, 2011

The more Twitter foodie people I follow, the more excited I get about what's happening with food conversations on social media.

A great example of this is searching up the hashtag #doughvember. Yes, it's a play on the Movember Movement: http://ca.movember.com/ where men grow a mustache in the…

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