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On The Front Burner: Ras el hanout

Guys, I have bad news. You’re not going to like it.  Are you ready to hear it? Winter is coming. I recently returned from Vancouver, where I celebrated my sister’s wedding (which was beautiful, by the way).  When I left Alberta it was 25+ degrees.  One week later, I kid …

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Raspberry Oatmeal Squares

It’s raining raspberries!  For the past few weeks, my roommate’s raspberry bushes have been providing an abundance of raspberries to keep us thoroughly satisfied – and our lips a lasting shade of pink.  Having grown up in the Fraser Valley, the berry capital of B.C., nothing says summer like a bucket …

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Chocolate Babka (Krantz)

“All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles Schultz When I made the move to Vancouver back in ’06, my sister took to ensuring that my transition to the “big city” was as smooth as possible – this meant teaching me the …