Crème Brûlée {Recipe}

The first time I had Crème Brûlée I was in a little seafood restaurant in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.  It was definitely a case of love at first bite! Crème Brûlée is a dessert consisting of a rich vanilla custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel. I believe it is traditionally served at room temperature but I have taken it directly from refrigerator, sprinkled on the sugar and broiled it; and let me tell you, it was delicious.  I loved the contrast between the creamy, cold … [Read more...]

July Means it is Strawberry Shortcake Time! {Recipe}

Where I live, in southern New Brunswick, the first week of July usually means its strawberry season.  Well for me, strawberry season means it's time for Strawberry Shortcake! I know there are many variations on this tasty treat...first there's the bottom layer; there's biscuits, white cake, sponge or angel food cake and marianne shells to name a few.  Then the berries themselves; whole, sliced, mashed, lots of juice, a little juice or maybe even frozen.  Finally the cream; freshly whipped, … [Read more...]