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Tuscan Lemon Cake

This moist, delicious cake is the perfect finish to any meal. It’s light – almost like an angel food cake thanks to the whipped egg whites – but with tons more flavour. Because it uses olive oil instead of butter, … Continue reading

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Russian Tea Cakes

More cookie-like than cake, these buttery, melt-in-your-mouth treats are known by many names, including snowball cookies, polvorones and Mexican wedding cakes. I’ve also seen them served up often as popular Christmas cookies in North America. Whatever their name and true origin, … Continue reading

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Crab Cakes with Grilled Mango and Red Pepper Salsa

I have always had a fondness for crab cakes. A favourite Ottawa restaurant that sadly is no more, The Upstairs Bistro, used to make some of the best I’ve ever tasted. I used to beg the owner to let me … Continue reading

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Grilled Peach Trifle with Lemon Buttermilk Cake

I never really thought about grilling fruit until I met the fantastic Chef Steph “the Grilling Gourmet” Legari a number of years ago. He opened my eyes to a world of possibilities for using a standard home barbeque in lots … Continue reading

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Caramel-Apple Skillet Cake

I love pancakes, especially ones with fruit in them. I also adore Dutch Babies, the sinfully delicious puffy breakfast treats that are traditionally baked in a cast iron frying pan. So I got to thinking…what if I made a healthier … Continue reading

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Sticky Toffee Cake

This cake is often referred to as Sticky Toffee Pudding, because of its British heritage (the Brits refer to desserts of all sorts as ‘pudding’). The name is appropriate because the cake is so moist and rich – almost as … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Almond Cake

Some claim this moist, delicious cake comes from Sweden but in fact traditional variations are found in every Scandinavian culture. There’s even a special pan available for almond cake, though a regular parchment-lined loaf pan works just as well. You … Continue reading

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