Tag Archives: dessert

Vanilla Pudding with Thyme Syrup Recipes

I don’t want to come out of the gate making excuses, but what a week. I’m not complaining – it’s been ‘the good kind of busy’ with visits from out-of-town friends, menu planning meetings, cat care-giving, dropping in on the Preserve Swap, a cooking class at Calphalon, a friend’s gallery show opening, and a good […]

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Swap Recipe: Ben’s Dark Chocolate & Mint Chocolate Faux Truffles

Prepared & Submitted by Ben Lowy Makes about 3 ½ dozen. Ingredients: • 1 (500g) package oreo cookies (The truffles from the swap used 38 cookies) • 1 (250g) package cream cheese (The truffles from the swap used about ¾ of the package) • 1 bag of chocolate chips Instructions: • In a food processor, […]

Apple & Almond Crackle Tarts

There is nothing more quintessentially fall-like than sweet, fragrant and crisp apples.  Mind you, this year was a bit unfortunate in apple-y news — there was an April frost that damaged many apple crops in Southern Ontario, unfortunately, and so there weren’t as many bushels of super cheap apples to crunch.  Nevertheless, apples are still […]