Archive for the ‘Baked Good’ Category

Za’atar Grissini with Warm Harissa Tomato Sauce

Pizza night is a fairly regular thing around here. It’s quick to make if you plan properly and can be made with literally anything we have in the kitchen and be guaranteed to be delicious. From a pie topped with sauteed greens and a few fried eggs to a slice with hot peppers and pineapple (a personal […]

Chocolate Banana and Pecan Cookies

There is a reason you don’t see a whole lotta baking on The Gouda Life. Sure, maybe a yeasted bun here or a galette there, but for me baking requires great concentration and even greater restraint. Two skills I am sorely lacking in. Recently a blog I helped co-found in 2014 with 4 other Canadian food […]

Everything Bagel Rough Puff + Spinach and Sausage Rolls

My mum and I used to work in the same office (rather, she got me a job at her office fresh out of high school) and every Friday on our commute we would stop for bagels. I looked forward to it all week, no doubt because it also fell on a Friday, and that first […]

Rhubarb-Vanilla Bean Upside Down Rye Cake

It’s pretty wild to think of the evolution of recipes and how they’re shared now compared to just decades ago. I have a select few of my Nana’s recipes that she passed down, scribbled barely legibly on a branded notepad and held together with a sewing pin. The ink is fading by the day and […]

Thinking Ahead

I remember the days of stirring softly in bed, my thoughts drifting to breakfast as I re-joined the cognizant world and marveled at the way the morning sun painted our whole room gold. So romantic. Breakfast could be whatever I dreamed, coffee and pancakes or maybe a smoothie and some oatmeal, homemade of course. These […]

Gathering at the Table

Fall. I wait all year for you. The soothing smell of burning wood that reminds me of my childhood, the crackle of leaves blazing like fire, the lazy soot-coloured sky that dances between day and dusk and the smell of butter, flour and sugar that seems to blanket our neighbourhood as the cool air and holiday season […]

Back At It

Here we are! Back again and feeling more like myself every day. That last post was intense but felt so important for me to share for a multitude of reasons. The most important being that a) I needed to get it out. They say the truth will set you free and while I surely didn’t […]