Matcha Cheesecake

Matcha Cheesecake

I made a matcha cheesecake for our dad’s birthday. We love matcha (powdered green tea), and have used it in several dessert recipes. Since our dad loves cheesecake, I thought to make him a matcha cheesecake this year! This matcha cheesecake isn’t a tall, dense New York-style cheesecake. Rather, it’s more like a cheesecake pie, […]

Exploring Cartagena: the Old Town

Explore Cartagena Old Town

In December, our family spent a week in Cartagena, Colombia. Seven of us flew down from Canada, and Donatello’s parents flew in from Bogota. The nine of us rented an apartment with AirBnB that had four bedrooms, two kitchens, and two bathrooms.

Pear Pie with Rum, Orange, and Almond

Pear Pie with Orange, Almond, and Rum

This isn’t any ordinary pear pie: Ryan flavoured it with rum, almond, and orange. Ryan invented this pie; he adapted his usual apple pie recipe so he could use pears instead. He then added a shot of rum, some almond extract, and a sprinkle of grated orange zest. Ryan likes to add some liquor to […]

DIY: The Perfect Hat by Tanja Osswald

The Perfect Hat by Tanja Osswald

The Perfect Hat, designed by Tanja Osswald, uses a variety of slip stitches to create an almost-knitted texture. I followed pattern directions and made a hat that was slightly too small for me. However, since this hat is for our Etsy shop, it doesn’t need to fit me! Overall, the Perfect Hat is a watchcap-style […]

Roast Pork Loin with Fennel and Thyme

Roast Pork Loin with Fennel and Thyme

Roast pork loin with fennel and thyme is my favourite way to cook pork loin. This economical cut of meat is delicious when roasted. According to the USDA, pork roasts should reach an internal temperature of 62 C / 145 F, and can still be pink in the middle. In Canada, Health Canada recommends cooking […]

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