I never get sick of gingerbread, I truly wish it weren’t considered a seasonal thing (gingerbread is my pumpkin spice if you know what I’m saying). Finding ways to work those warm and delicious flavours into all possible things never gets old or boring. The marriage of gingerbread and hot chocolate therefore just seemed meant […]

…or embrace this opportunity to become a “Slemp Dog Millionaire” ūüėČ . Despite the winky face and implied alcoholic imbibingness of the start of what I’m deeming beverage month, this first offering is actually a traditional Dutch¬†children’s drink for St. Nicholas Day (which I felt was very fitting since Dec 6 actually¬†is St.Nicholas Day, how […]

…a deep vat of icing that is. What would Christmas be without a delicate dusting of snow all over everything? ¬†Now outside, this may not be the greatest thing, what with its horrible associations with slush, ice, general freezing coldness and terrible traffic. There’s a good reason why winter is iconically represented by an old […]

I don’t like to go down without a fight, so this week I bring you Christmas fudge, take two! I know they say it’s the third time that’s a charm, but the second time will have to do in this particular case because I don’t think I have it in me to make fudge three […]

So, first completely new Christmas thing for this year! (Fire and Ice Patties notwithstanding because they were really just an extension of something I always make). I was extremely excited about this, mostly because, unlike my usual system, I did absolutely no research into these. I said to myself “self” (because isn’t that how everyone […]

Alright, here’s the¬†real Halloween post (not like that fake-out post from last week ūüėČ ). This week I bring you a veritable smorgasbord of super fast/easy Halloween desserts of both the healthy (booo!!!) and unhealthy (yeah!!!!) variety. So, you know, be afraid, be very afraid…or whatever. Complete side note here, but don’t you love how […]

It’s that time of year again! Aren’t you excited? Sleigh bells ringing, snow falling, sugarplums (what the heck are sugar plums anyway, and why all the dancing?), peace and goodwill toward all etc. etc. (You thought I was going to say it’s Halloween time didn’t you? For the rest of the world it is, but […]

Ok, the headline here might be a bit confusing. You’re excused for thinking I’m doing something Spanish (or something nonsensical in general since none of those words are even particularly Spanish. This heading could also be mistaken for the sound I make when unpleasantly roused from sleep on a cold winter morning). ¬†If you had […]

I know, I know, I’m embarrassed too. I’ve clearly totally given in to the insanity that is pumpkin spice season (also, when did fall get renamed “Pumpkin Spice Season”? We should consider renaming all seasons based on their quintessential consumer product: Winter aka “Santa/ Peppermint Lobby” (take your pick) Season Spring aka “Roll-Up the Rim” […]

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Hi, I'm Amber Trudeau.  I bake.... a lot.

I'm also vegan, and found that whenever I went out to a restaurant my dessert choices were limited to sorbet, sorbet, and sorbet.  So I started making my own desserts. I wanted them to taste good though - so my ultimatum was to make delicious desserts that also happen to be dairy-free and egg-free. Every week or so, I challenge myself to try something new.  To recreate some kind of traditional dessert that tastes amazing without using animal products.

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