Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

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 […]

Living with Depression + Learning Self Care

It’s been 19 months since I had my daughter, Ruthie. Those 19 months, as you can imagine, have housed some of my most intense emotions, hardest fought battles, lowest and highest days. It’s been 15 months since I was diagnosed with postpartum depression and anxiety. I remember feeling pretty indifferent to the term postpartum depression […]

My Ally

I can be difficult. Frequently moody, sour and callous. I can be anti-social (read: crusty), nit-picky, sharp-tongued and straight up cold at times. I would have to think twice about dating myself, let’s be clear on that.  Despite those flaws, I managed to find a man who loves me. He is the sunniest part of […]

The Whole Truth [Whole Wheat Double-Chocolate Avocado Muffins]

You may think to yourself, while sifting through these pages, that I probably fancy my health a whole lot and go to great lengths keeping my body filled with whole grains and healthy fats and proteins and vitamins and all those wonderful things.  That’s half true. The whole truth is that when things appear moderately healthy around […]

Oreo Misunderstandings [Whole Wheat Triple Chocolate Oreo Biscotti]

I’ve always been more of a savory girl. It’s not uncommon for me to opt out of dessert altogether in favor of a second heaping portion of dinner. My tongue belongs to the salts and savories. But lately, all I’ve wanted is Oreos.  It started when I made 6 dozen Oreo Cookies’n’Cream Cupcakes for Magpie […]

Tiny Rewards, Better Days [Cinnamon-Almond Butter Buns with Bittersweet Chocolate]

Some days require a pick me up and there’s no shame in allowing yourself a simple pleasure to help you navigate through the rest of your afternoon or evening with a smile on your face. Especially if that smile was brought on by the warm yeasty scent of freshly baked cinnamon buns.  I made these […]

On The Hunt for Simplicity [Vegan Mexican Chocolate Sorbet]

Most of the recipes on this here blog are come by organically. Whether it be a dish that tells a story of where I am at some point, a bundle of asparagus that moves me to do some research and make something new, or a particularly moving line in a book (My Berlin Kitchen, these […]

Versatile Blogger Awards [Double Chocolate Chili Cookies]

I woke a few weeks back to an email from a fellow food blogger, Barb from Profiteroles and Ponytails, informing me she had nominated/awarded me with the Versatile Blogger Award. What a lovely way to wake up.  Barb’s take on food is refreshing, convivial and it’s tremendously obvious that she adores cooking (and baking, oh her baking!) home-cooked, soul-soothing […]

Dear Santa [Chocolate-Bourbon Eggnog and Felix & Norton Cookie Dough Review]

Can you believe we’re less than a week away from Christmas? Can someone tell me how on earth this happened? 2012 is less than two weeks away, too. Doesn’t it seem like we were just welcoming 2011 a month or two ago?  I’m really not sure when November left us, but here we are, panicked […]

Tasty Repeats [Nutella Souffle]

I think I might have said something about ‘trying new things’ in 2011, right? Maybe a few dozen times? And you’re probably a little tired of it? Lucky for you this isn’t something new. In fact, it’s quite similar to something I wrote about…oh…five days ago. So really, the complete opposite of trying something new. […]