Butter tarts cause a slight altercation around my household. I think they should be cooked in muffin tins to make large deep butter tarts that are gooey. She Who Must Be Obeyed thinks they should be made in small tart pans and have a set centre. Guess who won the argument? Regardless, I love butter tarts. Continue reading Butter Tarts
Some people love Christmas because of the gifts. Others, its the decorations. For me, it is the food! I did my Christmas Tarts to be ready for company. Continue reading Christmas Tarts
This is fresh fruit time of year in British Columbia. I got some wonderful Okanagan peaches from a fruit stand while travelling. Of course, they are great fresh but I bought enough to do some preserving. I had seen the Bernardin Peach Pie Filling in their excellent canning book and I love peach pie and cobbler. Canning some of the peaches would let me have pie and cobblers this winter. It had to be done! Continue reading Bernardin Peach Pie Filling
We have pulled the tomato plants out and let as many of the green ones ripen inside as are going to get there. That leaves us with lots of green tomatoes and indicates the time to make another batch of Green Tomato Mincemeat. Continue reading Green Tomato Mincemeat
An Adult Easter Dessert
My mother’s favourite dessert was a plain baked custard. As a child I thought it was OK but didn’t see the big deal. It wasn’t incredibly sweet like most desserts. As I’ve aged, I am getting my mother’s point. The heavily sugared desserts are very nice but a creamy less sweet dessert just seems better. Enter Grand Marnier Custard Pie.