August 2015

August on Planet Byn {2015}

August 31, 2015 Monthly Recaps

I basically spent this month trying to catch all my favourite fresh summer fruits before they vanished for the season, but here’s what I was up to in the meantime: How is it possible that I had never been to Wvrst before this month? I’m not quite sure. I organized a farewell party for my […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Nonnie’s Blueberry Buckle

August 30, 2015 Baked Sunday Mornings

We’re at the tail-end of blueberry season where I live, so this week’s assignment is just in time! This is another one of the recipes I tested for Baked Occasions about two years ago, but I was happy to make it again. Santa also brought me a new tube pan last December, so I was […]

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Bread & Butter Pickles {The Canning Kitchen GIVEAWAY!}

August 26, 2015 Sauces, Dressings, Dips & Salsas
Pickle Close-up

I grew up watching my Mom make countless jars of strawberry jam and mustard pickles, but never really had any interest in canning myself.  Over the last few years, I’ve been making skillet jams that I can keep in the fridge, but recently I’ve been a bit jealous of my friends who are total canning […]

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Janelle’s Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake

August 18, 2015 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Fresh Strawberry Bundt

You may remember that when I left my old job at the beginning of last summer, my former co-workers sent me off with a two week farewell treat tour. They took turns either baking something or buying treats to bring in, as a thank you for all the goodies I brought to them over the […]

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Strawberry & Goat Cheese Fritter Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

August 10, 2015 Salads
Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

For a long time I have had a very real, very negative reaction to strawberries and goat cheese in salad. This stems, no doubt, from my aversion to Milestone’s, which I have explained at length in the past. They had* a salad with this combination on the menu in the early-mid aughts, when I ate […]

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Rhubarb Cream Cheese Hand Pies

August 5, 2015 Pies, Tarts & Pudding
Rhubarb Cream Cheese Hand Pies

Sometimes I have a moment when I see a new recipe and I’m like omgineedtomakethisrightaway and I can’t stop thinking about it. This becomes a problem when dealing with seasonal fruit, and rhubarb in particular, because if you don’t drop everything and make it right away, you’ll have to wait like a year for your […]

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Rhubarb Mojitos

August 3, 2015 Drinks
Rhubarb Mojito

So it’s August, and I’m still on rhubarb over here. I know that blueberries, cherries and peaches are waiting for me, so I’ve decided that this is the last week for rhubarb in my kitchen. I made some strawberry rhubarb jam yesterday, am working on a rhubarb recipe today that I’ve had bookmarked for THREE […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Everyone’s Favourite Birthday Cake

August 2, 2015 Baked Sunday Mornings

Today we’re celebrating Martha Stewart’s birthday with a classic yellow cake/chocolate icing combination from Baked Occasions. Matt has a deep love for Martha which he writes about in the book, and while I wouldn’t consider myself a disciple, I can appreciate her domestic goddess-ness and attention to detail. This recipe is very straightforward, and I […]

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