Candied Celeriac

For my friend’s yearly trip to Whistler, we decided to have a cooking contest where each of the teams was given a secret ingredient. I got to help choose the ingredients. To my surprise, the ingredient that was assigned to my team was one that I had no idea what to do with. It was…

Candy Kumquats

I love kumquats especially when they are ripe and sweet. However I got a batch that wasn’t as tasty.  I decided I couldn’t eat them as is and to candy them instead.  This is a super simple recipe. First you need to prepare the kumquats.  Quarter them and remove as many seeds as you can. …

Science and Gummy Worms

Molecular gastronomy is still growing. There are more and more recipes that involve food and science. Using what we know about the physical and chemical changes of food to create mind blowing dishes. Here is a simple recipe to get you intrigued with molecular gastronomy. This technique is also used to create fake caviar. The two…

Homemade Sweet Georgia Browns! Now That’s Sweet

You have to love going to a candy shop and scouring the shelves for these delicious toffee, chocolate and pecan treats knowing all to well that they cost a fortune. These will satisfy your cravings without putting a dent in you piggybank. The one thing I do recommend is investing in a good candy thermometer!!…

Creamy Mints: Red vs Green!

Christmas time always reminds me of baking. I rarely buy any gifts. Most come from my kitchen.  This recipe is easy and produces a lot of mints.  Just make sure that you plan ahead as these mints take time to dry.  Kristin and I challenged each other with these mints.  I made red and she…

Rock that Almond Roca!!

Warning!!!  After reading this post, you may not want to eat Almond Roca ever again (ok well you may not want to eat the whole batch of Almond Roca).  Almond Roca basically consists of sugar and butter with a little bit of almond and chocolate. Almond Roca can be a bit tricky to do on…