SUNDRIED TOMATO AND BROCCOLI QUICHE (GF, Keto, Paleo)

sundried tomato and broccoli quiche in almond flour crust Hi everyone! As you know I love eggs and there’s no shortage of recipes with eggs on my IG feed @cakebrain & on my food blog π‚πšπ€πž 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐒𝐧. I’m so excited to share with you a quiche recipe I […]

LEAFY ELSTAR APPLE PIE WITH ALL-BUTTER CRUST

LEAFY ELSTAR APPLE PIE WITH ALL-BUTTER CRUST Said the 10 yr old upon tasting the pie: “Mommy, your apple pie exceeds expectations!” Yes, it was a mighty fine pie and I’d make it exactly the same way again and again! It all starts with the Apple.  In my pie are […]

LEMON MERINGUE TARTS (Paleo, GF, Refined sugar free)

A tiny slice of the 4″Lemon Meringue Tart I made  Am I in the minority? do you salivate like Pavlov’s Dog when you see a lemon meringue pie cross-section like this? Did you also purchase a huge bag of coconut flour at Costco, like I did…only to let it sit […]

BRAIDED LATTICE APPLE PIE

Braided Lattice Apple Pie! Humble Pie Braided Lattice is insanely time-consuming.   When my daughter walked by the kitchen and asked me “hey, are you making that pie for someone?” I was attempting to weave the braided lattice pie dough that was akin to wrangling cooked spaghettini. The delicate strands […]

Birthday Pie! Flaky All-Butter Crust Apple Pie

Birthday Pie Organic cold unsalted butter sliced in 1/4 inch pieces in my food processor, along with only 2/3 of the flour mixture…ready for pulsing. Several years ago, my friend confided to me that he doesn’t like birthday cake (gasp!)I remembered that. Pulse butter and flour mixture until most of […]

LAZY SUMMER LOCAL STRAWBERRY & VANILLA ICE CREAM TARTS

Fresh local strawberry & vanilla ice cream tarts  In keeping with my “Lazy Summer” theme I started with my last post, I thought I’d show you a sneaky-delicious treat to use up those local strawberries that are so juicy sweet this month.  After we visited the driving range in Richmond, […]

CLINGING DESPERATELY TO THE LAST REMNANTS OF SUMMER

Local Blueberry Tarts with Coconut-Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream Local Blueberries fully ripe and ready for picking! The buckets they provide hold about 5 lbs of berries.  They provide buckets for picking, but you should bring your own shallow containers for bringing the berries home.  Transfer the berries from their buckets […]

PLJESKAVICA (GF) AND GIBANICA (CROATIAN MEAT PATTIES AND SAVOURY CHEESE STRUDEL)

Gibanica is sometimes called Burek (cheese pie). Serve Gibanica (savoury cheese strudel) with roasted peppers, cucumber salad, tomatoes, raw onions if you like ’em and pljeskavica (grilled meat patties) It was summer.  I was in university and my boyfriend had a Serbo-Croatian next-door neighbour (his dad was Croatian and his […]