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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

Strawberry Rhubarb Galette

I’ve been having a strange, overwhelming craving for rhubarb recently. Maybe it has something to do with spring in Australia, or maybe I simply haven’t met my quota for it in the last 12 months. Whatever the reason, when I saw that it was in season again at the fruit market, I veritably pounced upon… Read more

Spinach Cheese Tart

Spinach Cheese Tart

I really wish that life had more recipes like this in it. Or rather, that I could eat more recipes like this in my life. It’s awesome and horrible sometimes having an athlete boyfriend—he can eat everything he wants, and so can all of his friends! (Though I can’t complain too much, because for a… Read more

French Canadian Maple Syrup Pie

French Canadian Maple Syrup Pie

I’m going to make a bold claim here: I think that maple syrup is as good as chocolate. (Gasp! Shock! Horror! Disbelief!) And much like chocolate, it’s really only worth having if it’s the good stuff. My grandmother’s family on my dad’s side has been in Canada since the 1690s, meaning that they were some… Read more

Blueberry Pie

Growing up, blueberry pie was one of the treats in my house: other than chocolate paté, how much better could it get? My mum loves berry picking in the summer, and growing up in the mountains leads to some amazing wild blueberry, huckleberry, and sometimes even strawberry or raspberry picking. Wild berries are much smaller… Read more