Parsnip Pear and Ginger Layer Cake with Honey Goat Cheese Icing

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Cakes, Food + Drink | No Comments

This is my favourite cake of all time.  It has a complex grown-up flavour with the fresh brightness of lemons, zesty ginger, earthy parsnips and sweet pears.  It practically screams autumn.  This recipe was adapted from one of my baking heroes, Lily Vanilli, but I’ve replaced the spelt flour she uses with buckwheat flour to […]

A Week in Wolfville

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Travel | No Comments

Every year, we spend a week in Wolfville at a little beach side cottage. I’ve grown to love it there, and never tire of all the fun things to see, do and eat in the Wolfville area.  And, there was lots of doing nothing, which is also pretty great.  A few of my favourite things: […]

Honeyspoon Monthly Delivery – August 2014

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Delivery Service | No Comments

I don’t think I’ve talked about this on the blog yet, but we have launched a monthly delivery service! This is our third month, and it’s been great! This time, we’re delivering lots of old favourites, as well as some new items. Our menu this month includes: Honeyspoon Blend Granola Maple Pecan and Olive Oil […]

Banana Coconut Pancakes

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Breakfast, Food + Drink | 2 Comments

I have been cooking gluten-free for a while now, but have found the experience of cooking pancakes frustrating.  I’m talking pancakes that are healthy, without any weird ingredients.  All the recipes I find either lack in taste, or don’t come together and fall apart when flipped.  I am happy to tell you that I have […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Buckwheat Cake

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Cakes, Desserts, Food + Drink | No Comments

I just realized that pretty much all the recipes I’ve posted on this site thus far have had either strawberries, rhubarb, or some combination of the two. I have to start exploring other fruits. But, when you cook seasonally in this part of the world, sometimes your options are limited. The great thing about this […]

Rhubarb Oat Muffins

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Breakfast | No Comments

I am not at all a morning person.  I’m talking super cranky, dishevelled hair, squinting at the sun through half-open eyes and cursing the birds for expressing themselves the only way they know how.  Part of this is due to my coffee addiction, but I’m told I’ve been like this all my life, so I […]

Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Granola Parfaits

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Breakfast | No Comments

It might sound a bit weird, but strawberries and balsamic vinegar are a classic combination.  There is something about the tartness of balsamic vinegar that plays off the sweetness of the strawberries and brings out the best in both. Roasting the strawberries and balsamic intensifies the deliciousness of this combination even more, and layering them […]

A Honeyspoon Guide to New York

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Honeyspoon Loves, Travel | No Comments

First, I’ll just preface this by saying this is in no means a definitive guide to New York – it’s just a bunch of places that I visited and enjoyed. I will also say that all my trips are pretty much focussed on eating and drinking. While we are eating one meal, we are planning […]

Mini Chocolate Yogurt Cupcakes with Coffee Cream Cheese Icing

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Cakes, Desserts, Food + Drink | No Comments

It all started with a little bottle of Neilsen Massey Coffee Extract. It was just sitting there on the shelf with it’s adorably nostalgic packaging, and I knew it was coming home with me. I built this whole recipe around the contents of that little bottle.  What could go together better than moist chocolate cake […]

Rustic Raspberry Rhubarb Galettes

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Desserts, Food + Drink, Pastries | 2 Comments

Wow – say that three times fast! Well, here it is folks, my first recipe on the blog! This is a great one to start with, because it’s one of my favourites, with the sweet/tart combination of raspberries and rhubarb, and the nutty crunch of the whole grain pastry sprinkled with demerara sugar, you can’t […]