Bespoke Birthdays: Dirt Cupcakes

garden cake

Turning 5 is a big deal.  No joke.  Formal schooling begins.  Drawing skills are out of this world.  Chapter books are fun to read, even for the parents.  Serious distances can be done on bike (at least when pastries or ice cream is used as a motivator).  She can skip.  She can whistle!  And, she […]

Maple Peach Jam

The last of my jamming peaches were given their new life today in another ode to peaches and maple syrup.  This tastes divine on the spoon, er, I mean on a piece of buttered toast.  Such a lovely and simple jam.  But, it’s not for the faint of heart: those of you who do not […]

Honey Peach Jam

It was market day today and I scored a $10 half bushel of peaches from Oliver, BC.  They aren’t the most gorgeous specimens but they were cheap!  And, I’m going to get about 27 cups worth of jam out of them.  They can’t be that bad, either, as the girls have eaten about four between the […]