Chocolate Brownie Torte

Chocolate Brownie Torte

LESSON NUMBER 2 Mise en place Mise en place, pronounced (MEEZ ahn plahs) or (mi zɑ̃ ˈplas), means- is to have all your ingredients, equipment prepared and ready to go before you start cooking/baking.  Translated, “ to put in place.” This was one of the 1st things I learned at school.  It is used in … Continue reading

Rum Cake

LESSON NUMBER 1 I have a few important kitchen items that I deem completely necessary to bake, and the most important is my scale. Until I went to school for my craft I did what most people did, measured everything with measuring cups and measuring spoons just like how my mother taught me.  If you … Continue reading

Mardi Gras King Cake

I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world, I once counted how many countries I have visited and it was over 42. I have travelled to almost all US states except Louisiana. I really would love to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Since I won’t be experiencing the Mardi Gras this … Continue reading

Time to go Home

Time to go Home

May 12th Day 4 – Travel Day: Vermont to Manchester to New York to Toronto to St Marys It was a sad day, my time in Vermont had come to an end and it was time to pack up and head out to the airport. My flight did not leave until 3pm and I had about … Continue reading

Norwich Vermont

Norwich Vermont

I thought I would post a travel type journal of my mini trip to Vermont.  I had decided to take the next step in my dream of opening my own bakery.  I had searched the vast internet for a program or a course that made sense for my needs.  I finally found it with King Arthur Flour   in Norwich … Continue reading

Strawberry Maple Balsamic Muffins

Strawberry Maple Balsamic Muffins

  The minute I picked up the new Bake from Scratch magazine I knew I would have to try every recipe listed. The cover shot was amazing! Those Strawberry –Balsamic Muffins looked incredible.  One of my favourite shops in Stratford is Olive your Favourites; wonderful olive oils and balsamic vinegar.  I knew that the maple … Continue reading