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My Canada, 127/150: All tarted up

My mother was a terrific baker: pies, cakes, pans of squares, cooked up for special occasions. But I remember most of all her tarts.

She made a maple tart whose recipe, sadly, I never located when I went through her files after her death: the filling had a dab of raspberry or strawberry jam at bottom, a filling that baked to a spongey cake-like consistency, topped with a maple icing. 407 more words


Byline update: Canadian Encyclopedia

I wrote about butter tarts for Canadian Encyclopedia. I focused on their unique role in helping foster an identity for Canadian cuisine. Here’s the link:¬†http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/butter-tarts/

Canadian Food

As we get ready to celebrate Canada 150 it is time to find out what is Canadian food. A few items on the list surprised even me. 481 more words


...of tartans & tarts & hot cross buns...

It’s Tartan Day in Canada!

Will you attend any Scottish themed event? …pipes & drums, highland dancing, enjoy a wee dram?!…

Canada even has its own… 214 more words

5 Things I Miss About Canada

I live approximately 12,920 kilometres (8028 miles) from my home town in Canada. That is the equivalent of about 308 marathons. Basically, I’m pretty far away. 929 more words


....of 'butter tarts & doughnuts' & Fridays...

….”Farmer’s market: pecan butter tarts vs. honey glazed donuts”…

SOMETHING ABOUT.….“heavy hitters when it comes to calories, fat and sugar.”

I think we’re seeing in working mothers a change from ‘Thank God it’s Friday’ to ‘Thank God it’s Monday.’ If any working mother has not experienced that feeling, her children are not adolescent. 49 more words

Butter Tarts and Mince Pies - a new beginning

This post is going up well after the Christmas baking season, but it is a suitable end to my holiday baking series. I spent the last six weeks in Vancouver partly for the holidays, but mainly because my UK visa had expired and I needed to go through the arduous process of applying for a different one. 452 more words