Cupcake #5: Berry Vanilla

Spring is here with its warm breezes, blue skies and shoots of green poking through the earth. The emergence of sunlight and shedding of winter coats has a certain abandon to it, like breathing fresh air for the first time in months. It puts me in the mood for a cupcake that is cheerful and refreshing. The berry vanilla cupcake […]

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Cupcake #4: Chocolate Raspberry

I was inspired to bake these cupcakes when I first started reading about food science in this awesome huge book which explains the basics of food chemistry. When I found the chart outlining basic ingredients necessary for cupcake baking, I immediately thought about Veganomicon’s chewy chocolate raspberry cookies recipe that I am in love with. I was curious to see how that flavour combination would taste in cupcake […]

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Savory Caramelized Onion Vinegar and Tangy Sweet Mango Vinegar

I was inspired to make my own specialized vinegars over the Christmas holidays when I volunteered at a local arts and books fair. There were people selling books, herbal tea blends, artwork, and homemade jams. Most of the people there knew each other and everything was locally produced. There was a real sense of community and personal accomplishment amongst the vendors. I myself was only […]

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Grow your own alfalfa sprouts

  I first started growing my own alfalfa sprouts last summer when I decided that it made no sense for me to spend anywhere from $3.00 to $4.00 on a package of sprouts from the grocery store. First of all, I don’t know what to do with an entire package of sprouts, thus resulting in most of it being thrown out. It is wasteful to […]

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Oreo cupcakes

Today I will share my secret weapon: the Oreo cupcake! It is sure to impress, yet deceptively simple to make. Several people have specifically requested that I bake this as a cake for their birthday. If I don’t know what to bring to a potluck, oreo cupcakes come to the rescue! While I provide a cake and icing recipe here, you can use any recipe […]

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