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Blueberry Ice Cream {dairy-free, vegan}

Blueberry Ice Cream

Recently, at our local farmer’s market, we noticed that one of the vendors was selling her blueberries in 10lbs cases for $20 each… I don’t know about you, but it seemed like a steal to us, so we bought some… Ok. Actually, we bought 2 cases… Now, incase you were curious, once they’re no longer in the box, 20lbs of blueberries is A LOT of blueberries… How did we use up those berries, you ask?

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Mint Chocolate Tart

Mint Chocolate Tart

I’m going to be honest, I’m a little nervous. After my two year hiatus, I’m having to refamiliarize myself with the WordPress program, my food photography skills are rusty, and just in general, I feel like a rookie… I wonder if this is how Guy Lafleur felt when he came out of retirement… But enough of my bellyaching, I want to show you my tart!

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Ranger Cookies

Ranger Cookies

We live near several antique shops, and enjoy browsing them on the occasional Sunday. Dave wanders off to find art inspiration, while I can be found scouring the books, in search of vintage cookbooks. I’ve found a couple, but mostly come across those mail in recipe booklets that company’s send out… My oldest find has been a Fleischman Yeast recipe booklet from 1926… For me, reading through these books is like being taught the old ways from a great-grandmother, and as much as I love having fun with recipes and putting my own spin on them, I believe in the importance of remembering our culinary roots.

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Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

During a recent conversation, I was surprised to learn that not everyone knows what Blondies are… I mean, Clafoutis, Lamington, Coyotas, or Mooncake I understand. But Blondies???… This led me to question if perhaps I know a little too much about desserts. But I digress… Naturally, I seized the opportunity to give (what I’m sure was) a riveting lecture on the topic of Blondies, and even baked up a tasty subject for them to “study” :-)

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Raspberry Tassies

Raspberry Tassies

I’ve attempted tassies only once before. They were amongst the goodies I baked for the first Christmas we were vegan. Everything (I’m sure) made Santa smile, except those tassies, which turned out to be disappointing, bland lumps. In retrospect, I was still a new vegan and, although I’d been a competent pre-vegan baker, the no butter/no eggs thing was proving to the a bigger (baking) challenged than I had anticipated. Perhaps if I had tried an other recipe, something less egg dependent, things would have turned out differently. As it happened, my failure left me very soured towards tassies.

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