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Christmas, everyone’s favourite season of festivities. It’s a time spent with our close family and friends, a time of indulgence, a warming respite from bleakest midwinter.

I woke up at 5:30am just to make my wife a birthday cake before she woke up! Combining coverture chocolate and apricot jam, this delicious cake was inspired by the sachertorte.

After months of being cooped up in our Toronto apartment, my wife and I decided to escape the city and take a trip to Prince Edward County to go and visit some wineries. It’s a perfect weekend getaway for those living in Ontario. An abundance of lo...

Hi, I'm Max

And I absolutely adore delicious and flavoursome munch. Seasonal ingredients and sustainable produce combined with the right balance of herbs, spices, acidity and umami are common place in my kitchen. I honestly believe great food is good for the soul, making each day as tasty as the next.
I hope you enjoy sharing in my adventures in food & drink.
Max

Hi, I'm Max

And I absolutely adore delicious and flavoursome munch. Seasonal ingredients and sustainable produce combined with the right balance of herbs, spices, acidity and umami are common place in my kitchen. I honestly believe great food is good for the soul, making each day as tasty as the next.
I hope you enjoy sharing in my adventures in food & drink.

Latest Recipes

Devils on Horseback
Devils on Horseback
While pigs in blankets are the more well known bacon wrapped bite, I feel that devils on horseback deserve to be more in the limelight.  Using...
Crisp Yet Fluffy Roast Potatoes Every Time
Crisp Yet Fluffy Roast Potatoes Every...
I adore a good Sunday roast. Nothing more comforting on a frigid winter afternoon. Almost more important than the...
Naturally Leavened Panettone
Naturally Leavened Panettone
Probably my favourite of all Christmassy baked goods: panettone. Waking up on a cold wintery morning feels 10x better when you get to dunk a huge...
Homemade Mince Pies
Homemade Mince Pies
A traditional English spiced fruit pie that has been eaten during the Christmas season over several centuries and throughout much of...
Mincemeat
Mincemeat
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without mince pies. They are a must at that time of year. In my opinion a shop bought mince pie will never cut...
Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread brings back fond memories of my childhood. Often the waft of freshly baking ginger biscuits would tempt me down the stairs to the...
Candied Lemon Peel
Candied Lemon Peel
Candied lemon is used in lots of sweet treats, one of my favourites being panettone. These don't just have to be used for cooking. They make an...
Candied Orange Peel
Candied Orange Peel
When I think of candied orange peel, I think of panettone. Absolutely wonderful ingredient to use in baking. I just used some earlier in a batch of...
Fresh & Zingy Cranberry Sauce
Fresh & Zingy Cranberry Sauce
Most shop bought cranberry sauces are thick, sweet and jelly/jam like, and that's ok if that's what you're after. They're often lacking one of the...
Traditional Austrian Vanillekipferl
Traditional Austrian Vanillekipferl
My great grandfather decided it would be wise to leave Vienna as tentions were rising in mainland europe at the start of the second world war. He...
Utterly Indulgent Triple Chocolate Cookies
Utterly Indulgent Triple Chocolate...
When has too much chocolate ever been a thing?! These super easy cookies can be whipped up in just 20 minutes. They're fudgy and brownie-like and...
Butternut Squash & Hazelnut Salad
Butternut Squash & Hazelnut Salad
It's the first day of October as I write. Some of the leaves are just starting to fall off the trees on the streets near our house. The air is...