Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Cups


This gluten free pumpkin pie recipe goes out to all of our American friends celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend – especially those of you (like me) craving the sentimental flavours of childhood while dealing with pesky new restrictions in adulthood. I was recently diagnosed as ‘gluten intolerant’. It’s a diagnosis that comes after a frustrating year […]

Candy Bar Shortbread Squares

Check out the layers of childhood bliss.

When you live alone, and suffer from a crippling candy addiction, you basically have two post-Halloween choices: bury your face in all those leftover Oh Henrys and Reese’s Pieces in that cauldron, or turn them into something magical that will help you share the wealth–or the diabetic coma–with others. This year, for reasons that remain […]

Famous Fitzbillies and an Inspired Cinnamon Bun

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Having started with the Eat Cambridge food festival in April, it’s been a while since I brought Hot Pink Apron to the beautiful city I live in. There is a wealth of both incredible restaurants and grocers in my area in Cambridge, but first of all we have to talk about Fitzbillies. Fitzbillies is something of an institution. Opened in […]

Fall for Coconut Cake

See how moist and large that cake crumb is? Perfection; that’s what using cake flour and buttermilk and folding the ingredients together gently will get you.

Last weekend my hubby and I had a few close friends over for ‘One Last Summer Feast Food Fest’. We put out an incredible spread of rotisserie chickens, my award winning chipotle ribs, an assortment of veg & dips, smoked salmon crostinis, grilled zucchini roll-ups stuffed with basil and goat cheese, coleslaw, and an assortment of […]

Terrific Talli and the Blueberry Cheesecake


MY GIRL, TALLI, IS THE SH*T. Talli, the punk rock princess also known as Nubs, is one of the most genuine, honest and funny people you could ever have the pleasure to dine with. She has the type of spirit that causes conversation to roll off your tongue and a shared enthusiasm for food that […]

Strawberry Pops are the Tops


FEELING PRETTY GOOD ABOUT MYSELF as I receive loads of positive feedback via twitter and instagram after posting a picture of my strawberry and coconut milk ice pops, created from hulled strawberry top leftovers – leftovers that I would have otherwise tossed in the bin. Seems I am not the only one out there overcome […]

Lovely Lemon Pound Cake


Words and images by Dana. I baked this recipe twice in less than 24 hours last weekend. Originally as a nice springtime dessert for our backyard BBQ guests but, as it turns out, my family has no restraint when it comes to citrus-flavoured pound cake. Baked just the night before, only a single sliver greeted […]

Elderflower Power Vol.01: Cordial & Cake

Just add sunshine. Lime and elderflower cake served with a refreshing glass of elderflower cordial on ice.

Words and images by Amanda. Toward the end of this month, I will be making a familiar annual trip to my family doctor with eyes swollen, coughing, sneezing, and feeling generally sorry for myself. I don’t just have an outstanding ability to predict when I will come down with a cold. For me, the end […]

Got The Love for Lemon Bars

What great way to treat yourself after a long indoor day with buzzing babies.

Words and image by Dana. There seems to be so much tragedy in the news today, it’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless by it all. Back in 2011, when the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and consequential tsunami struck Japan I was done with feeling like a numb spectator. I didn’t know a lot […]

“You Can’t Name It THAT!” Chocolate Cake

Photography by Mother Ship.

Words and photos by Mother Ship. Given that I am on a pretty restrictive diet, I have had to alter the way I eat most foods. I’ve become pretty good at swapping out ingredients to make old favourite recipes gluten, dairy, meat and refined white sugar free, without forsaking flavour.  Personally, I find packaged and […]