Category Archives: Canadian

For the love of Caesar(s)

For the love of Caesar(s)

My first memory of a Caesar is from a very young age. I was probably 8 or 9, and we were at the nicest restaurant in town. I was determined to get a ‘special drink’ that wasn’t a Shirley Temple. My friend’s mom ordered a Caesar, so I decided that sounded like an excellent idea! Of… Read more

Butter Tarts

Butter Tarts

Gooey and delightful, butter tarts are a staple treat at any Canadian holiday—usually Christmas, but I’ve seen them at Thanksgiving and Easter as well. I actually had no idea that they were a Canadian speciality until I moved to Australia and my tart-loving family-to-be had no idea what they were. Check out these other Canadian… Read more

Traditional Tourtière & All Butter Pastry

Traditional Tourtière & All Butter Pastry

Ahh, this thing was a masterpiece! I was inspired to make tourtière (pronounced tort-ee-AIR) for the first time this year in honour of Canada Day. My family on my paternal grandmother’s side is French Canadian, having arrived in Quebec in the 1690s. French Canadian cooking is the ultimate comfort food, I think—Quebec winters are bloody… Read more

Nanaimo Bars Extraordinaire

Nanaimo Bars Extraordinaire

Nanaimo bars are a true Canadian delicacy. Smooth chocolate, simple vanilla, and a coconut walnut base make for a dessert that is completely sinful—but too good to turn down! Nanaimo bars originated in Western Canada, and can now be found across the country in cold winter months when that little bit of chocolate is simply… Read more