Lemon Blackberry Wedding Cake (Gluten-Free)

This is a recipe for a 3 tier gluten-free wedding cake to feed 70 guests.  We had 100 people at our wedding so we also made a grooms cake as well…basically a separate bottom tier so that there would be enough for everyone.  All of the cake was eaten so I guess that we got…

A Luscious Autumn Fertility Cake for Sxip and Coco’s Wedding- Hazelnut Brown Butter Financier with Pomegranate Curd, White Chocolate Icing, Fresh Figs, Pomegranates and Honeycomb (Gluten-Free)

This time last year, I was developing a wedding cake recipe for my dear friends Sxip and Coco.  They were married in a forest surrounded by love, golden leaves, and a brass band.  It was a  joyous alchemical joining of two forces of nature. I was excited to make a wedding cake that was bold,…

Strawberry Shortcake For Haters / Farmshare Cooking

FARMSHARE WEEK 3 Here is the report on Week #3 of my farmshare.  Last week I got… Garlic Scapes- made into White Bean, Garlic Scape, Lemon dip.  I also made some scape pesto, but did not love it.  These were eaten with this amazing healthy gluten-free bread made from seeds and nuts from the blog My…

Carrot Ginger Cupcakes (Gluten-Free or Not/ Dairy-Free or Not)

This gluten free carrot cake recipe was inspired by the classic carrot cake recipe that I grew up eating in the late 70’s and early 80’s.  My family favoured the super moist carrot cake topped with a not very sweet creme cheese icing (or no icing at all) from Susan Mendelson’s excellent cookbook Mama Never…

A DIY Wedding Menu for 100 guests…. if your friends and family rock

On August 20th Chris and I got married.  The wedding was on Gabriola Island in British Columbia, not to far from where I spent my early childhood on the coast.  It takes a bit of effort to get there.  Our friends and family from New York, Tennessee, Virginia, Alberta, inland BC, Portland, Seattle, Texas, Detroit…