Category Archives: Recipes

Meet our newest addition: Meyer Lemon Sables

Meyer lemons have been growing in availability and popularity for the last few years. Each of us has probably tasted something made with this sweet tasting lemon – a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. According to NPR, we have Martha Stewart to thank for bringing this fruit out of the shadows and…

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Irish Coffee in a Cookie, you say?

  We’ve put together a twist on charcuterie – maybe we’ll call it sucruterie – we have paired our Irish Coffee Shortbread with some thinly sliced handmade fudge and of course, Irish Coffee, for a sophisticated dessert on St. Patrick’s Day.   And here is Lots and Lots of Shortbread! This is our shortbread selection displayed…

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Valentine Hearts and Cookie Dreams

  “Me want cookie!” Photo from We all know who said this – that venerable blue cookie muncher:  Cookie Monster! Well, we love cookies too and we are working on some exciting choices for Valentine’s Day.  You’ll be able to order some pretty special cookies for the day of love this February 14 (our store will re-open…

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Of Christmas Shows and New Year’s Wishes

We made it! We survived 2015 and a full season of Christmas markets and were so pleased that so many people found our shortbread irresistible.  Sometimes we just couldn’t keep up with all the people who wanted to try our shortbread!  We ran out of samples and flavours more than once.  It was delightful to meet so many…

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Gingerbread houses…a family tradition

Have you ever noticed that gingerbread houses disappear bit by bit, a corner here, a shingle there.  Or maybe a spearmint bush or a paving “stone” on the front walk gone mysteriously one by one? And as carefully as the elegant home is built, someone comes along with a hammer right after Christmas and smashes it!  Or at…

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Early Adventures in Shortbread

Shortbread Making 101 I have been making shortbread cookies for as long as I can remember.  My fascination with the genre began when I was about 8 years old.  My mother never baked cookies.  All the other mothers, it seemed, baked cookies all the time, at least when they weren’t making banana bread and cupcakes.  But…

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