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Happy belated Father’s Day

I had strep throat and that is my excuse for the late post.

So what do you get a dad who has everything? OR the things he needs, you can’t afford because you are an eternal grad student looking for work? Well my sister came up with this ideahttp://blog.bitsofeverything.com/2011/06/fathers-day-ideas.html

And we copied it here:

ta-da… definitely something different. It was actually a little hard finding some of the candies up here. If I was ever to do this again, I would sub out for some Canadian ones. Like SMARTIES instead of Airheads 🙂




We all scream for ice cream!

Guess what my wonderful and amazing sister’s got me for my birthday?

Do you know what it is?

Maybe this might make it clearer?

That is right! An ICE CREAM MAKER!!!

I am so freaking excited. I can make dairy free ice cream! any flavour ice cream! and ice cream without all the crap! Tomorrow I get to drag it back to Ottawa and and hopefully not annoy my roommates too much with it being in the freezer–it needs to chill for 15 hours.

Yup, that was all I had for this post 😮

It is your birthday

I have a dry sense of humour. Another confession– I think I am hilarious, even when no one else is laughing. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to do this cake for someone though.

Not sure how many people would find it as fantastic as I do. I suppose next year I could do it with  It is my birthday”

Is there a ridiculous cake you want to make? What is it?

Pinterest: Inspiration or?

I have pinned hundreds of things to my account  www.pinterest.com/cass_wilson.  I don’t use it  as a sm tool but mostly as reminders of things I want to do/make/inspiration. Though I’ve been having this problem when I try to find things I know I’ve pinned and I can’t find it among my boards! I really wish they would allow multiple board tagging. Also I’ve only made a fraction of the things I’ve pinned.

How do you feel about Pinterest?

If it is GF, DF, Egg Free– what is left?

My birthday was at the start of the month– Happy Birthday to me! And I was spending the morning w my roommate and awesome friend so I thought a coffee cake was in order but my roommate is gluten free, dairy free and now egg free. I had been slacking in the baking department since she went egg free because I was intimidated, two major changes– sure no problem but for some reason the egg threw me for a loop but I really wanted coffee cake and I wanted something all of us could eat, so I went to the internet.

I found this recipe and thought it seemed simple enough to handle the massive overhaul of changes I would have to make.

After halfing the recipe I got this: 

To answer my question — there is lots of butter and sugar left. Butter is on the okay list of roommate friendly foods. In the end I used coconut milk as the dairy substitute, a mixture of brown rice, white rice flour and flax seed for the flour (I didn’t want to use cornstarch because…) for the egg substitute I used an egg replacer which is cornstarch heavy.

In my research I also found this on Pinterest a friendly egg substitution handy breakdown on my board & here .

All in all– decent. I actually have to admit I used too much flax seed. I might have a little obsession with it though. The crumble on top was fantastic and would be amazing on a cobbler!
Random other baking– I made this one for a BBQ.


and it had to be dairy free… so I opened can’s of coconut milk and after it sat in the fridge over night, I took the cream and whipped it for filling. It took two cans to do the cake and I felt it was a little skimpy. This picture is the day after it was mostly eaten and I had dragged it across the city a couple of times. So imagine it in all it’s glory before it got sliced into!

The cake recipe is a chocolate chiffon cake from a cookbook I got for my birthday from my roommate and her bf. I plan on writing a review later for it. So stay tuned.