Yorkshire Brack

This past weekend we had a family reunion for my dad’s side of the family. They hail from Sheffield in Yorkshire, so I wanted to make a traditional Yorkshire recipe. After scouring recipe books and the internet I decided on making a Yorkshire Brack. Similar to a Scottish Brack or ‘Barmbrack‘, a Yorksire Brack is a fruitContinue reading “Yorkshire Brack”

Kiwi, Loquat and Tequila Jam

One of my favourite pass times when I get a day alone is to stroll through the fruit markets of Chinatown. I am a fruit ‘addict’ and the more exotic the better. So when I come across a fruit I haven’t tried before I just have to buy some. On this particular visit, I came acrossContinue reading “Kiwi, Loquat and Tequila Jam”

Italian ‘Peaches’ by Marco’s Mom

If there is one treat my boyfriend loves more than any other, it’s his mom’s home made ‘peaches’. This is an Italian pastry and one I rarely see for sale. Two half circles of alcohol soaked cake are hollowed and filled with a lemony/boozy pastry cream. They are then rolled in an alcohol/food colouring syrupContinue reading “Italian ‘Peaches’ by Marco’s Mom”

Latin American Emporium

Whenever I am in Kensington Market, (which is often), I stop in at the Latin American Emporium for supplies and a snack. They have a great selection of hard to find South American herbs and ingredients. The kitchen in the rear churns out delicious tamales, pupusas and tacos. Long before the high end taco trend swept ourContinue reading “Latin American Emporium”