Strawberry Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Tart

Sometimes I have a craving for puff pastry. I would take that roll of frozen puff pastry from the freezer, try my very best to flatten it without waiting an hour or two for it to thaw, bake it in the oven, then eat it plain or with some jam or powder sugar when it’s still hot. Craziness!

Can I just bake it unrolled? Hmmm…good thinking!

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Lemon Meringue Shortbread Tartlets

School was over. Kids are off to their summer holiday. Just two weeks in, we are experiencing a burning heat wave. How burning? Like I wake up in the morning, brush my teeth and I am already sweaty. This hot! Yesterday the thermometer on our patio was pointing at 37C at 3pm. I have no idea how we are going to do with this for the next two months.

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Maple Apple Lattice Shortbread Tart

Happy Canada Day!

The heat wave has been treating us really well. Like extremely well. We’ve experienced gorgeous weather since May. And the high temperature of over 30 degrees recently has really gotten us into nothing but staying in the pool with the kids FOR THE WHOLE DAY! Because nothing is better than this. Hmmmm… Maybe air-conditioning?! But I’m sure we would still be hanging at the backyard. Sun-tanning by the water is our thing!

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Matcha Red Bean Ice Cream Hazelnut Tart

The kind of green tea ice cream that I enjoy is the one served in Japanese restaurants. If there is an authentic green tea ice cream, I think that’s the one. There are a lot of green tea ice cream brands that you can choose from stores. But I found it too milky from the few brands that I’ve tasted. And I like my green tea ice cream with that real matcha flavour, almost bitter and earthy but still sweet and aromatic.

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