Bespoke Birthdays: Dirt Cupcakes

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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 […]

Vanilla Zucchini Cupcakes

vanilla zucchini cupcakes

The end of summer is full of big milestones for us: two birthdays and our anniversary, all squeezed in to two very short weeks.  The past couple of years the girls’ birthdays have been a bit, um, neglected due to one of them being born and then a family emergency.  This year my goal has […]

Strawberry Vanilla Yoghurt Zucchini Muffins

Back when I worked my 9-5 job, one of my co-workers and I were obsessed with the raspberry yoghurt muffin that the on site café made.  They were sweet with tangy raspberries and oh so moist.  And, then they were dropped from the menu.  Thankfully, I was almost done my pregnancy and work so I didn’t […]

Chocolate Zucchini Cake, Take 2

I’m already tweaking my beautifully moist Barley Chocolate Zucchini Cake that I made a few weeks back with some of our first zucchinis of the season.  Ridiculous, right?  Well, I was just curious, and now that I have zucchini overload, I was free to experiment a little bit more! So, the two changes: I added […]

Zucchini Overload: More than a dozen ideas to help you cope!

Zucchini are such a satisfying plant to grow from seed.  Their big cotyledons emerge quickly with the right temperatures and, next thing you know, their cheery orange blossoms greet you on your morning garden rounds. But, then you go away for the weekend and come home to three times the amount of fruit than when you […]

Barley Chocolate Zucchini Cake

It’s starting to be that time of year again, where I am always looking for a favourite way to incorporate produce from the garden into anything, including dessert! This cake is super moist and delicious, without being too sweet or heavy.  And, hey, you’re getting some greens in in, ta boot!  Enjoy. We ate it […]