June 2016

June on Planet Byn {2016}

June 30, 2016 Monthly Recaps
Snow Queen

Summer has arrived in full effect, and I fully enjoyed it and soaked up as much of it as I could before being knocked out by a summer cold: My friend Weedy and her son Ronan had me over for dinner, and it was such a treat. Weedy’s signature summer cocktail is the Negroni, and […]

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S’mores Cupcakes

June 28, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
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Finally, finally, finally I had S’mores Cupcake success!!! I don’t know what it is, but I have the worst luck ever with marshmallow frostings. Even when I’m so careful and follow every tip in the book – making sure my egg whites are room temperature, have no trace of yolks, using a metal bowl, wiping […]

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Rhubarb Poppy Seed Dressing

June 24, 2016 Sauces, Dressings, Dips & Salsas
Rhubarb Poppy Seed Dressing

I’m boldly going where no Planet Byn recipe has gone before today: a savoury rhubarb recipe. I tried to make a rhubarb chutney once and it was a disaster, so I’ve given other savoury rhubarb recipes the side eye ever since. Rhubarb barbecue sauce? No thanks. Raw rhubarb in a salsa? Nah. However, a rhubarb […]

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Rhubarb Mint Julep

June 22, 2016 Cocktails
Rhubarb Mint Julep

The collection of rhubarb based cocktails here on Planet Byn is getting quite extensive, and I love it. We’ve made two simple syrups to stir into cocktails, infused vodka with strawberries and rhubarb, made a margarita with a jam base, and last summer a delicious mojito. I had this mint julep recipe bookmarked since last […]

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Simple Stewed Rhubarb

June 20, 2016 Sauces, Dressings, Dips & Salsas
Simple Stewed Rhubarb

Last week I got a text from my friend Nicole wishing me “Happy Rhubarb Season!”. She knows me so well! It is truly the most wonderful time of the year. I was in a momentary panic a few weeks ago looking through a Buzzfeed gallery on rhubarb recipes, thinking that I had reached the end […]

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Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

June 9, 2016 General
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

When this recipe was posted on Smitten Kitchen last year, I was with Danielle in Atlanta and for sure said “I’m making this as soon as I get home!”. Well we all know what happened after that: two weddings, one case of bronchitis, and major summer fruit FOMO meant there wasn’t a lot of time for […]

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Cook’s Illustrated’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

June 7, 2016 Cookies
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At the beginning of the year, I declared it the YEAR OF CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES on Planet Byn. In keeping with my kitchen procrastination tendencies, it then took me four months to try another recipe, but here we are. For my first venture outside of My Favourite, I went with a Cook’s Illustrated’s Perfect Chocolate Chip […]

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