Almond & Lemon Squares

The winter solstice, and with it the longest night of the year, is now behind us and these bright and fragrant almond and lemon squares are the perfect treat to celebrate more daylight.  I love that this recipe has no crust. The almond balances out the acidity of the citrus really well.  No puckering of…

Blondies

On Monday night, award-winning Irish author Kevin Barry will be taking part in Writers Read, a free event hosted at my university by my former creative writing prof. Barry is the Artist-in-Residence this semester, working in the recently opened Mordecai Richler Reading Room. These past few days I’ve been reading Dark Lies the Island, one…

Lemon Bars

When I moved to Lausanne for a student exchange last winter, the university paired me with a Swiss student who showed me around town and helped me settle in. Falonne, my “marraine”, spent the past few months in San Francisco for an internship. While living in the foodie city, she tasted some delectable morning pastries…

Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

My dad and I happened to both be free one afternoon so we indulged in a weekday downtown lunch + museum exhibit. American artist Dale Chihuly‘s blown glass creations are currently at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and his work is stunning! Now if you’re looking for a weekday indulgence in baking form, these…