Sugarbird's Sweet Nothings

I am passionate about food. And cooking. And baking. And running. Come and find a new recipe, a funny story, some strong opinions and whatever else I feel like throwing in the mix today.

Archive for May, 2011

May 11th, 2011 by Clarabella

Raspberry Red Velvet Filled Cake Balls

I am enamoured with the concept of the cake ball. I am not ashamed to admit it. I discovered the concept at a little bakery I regularly visit, and since then, my mind has been turning over the possibilities of future creations. How to create, change and improve. In my list of possible cake ball […]

May 8th, 2011 by Clarabella

Whiskey Raisin Banana Bread and Butter Pudding

You know those nights, when you are driving home from work and you are wondering what you will have for dinner. There is nobody to cook for except yourself so there are no rules. I had one of those nights last week. I’d had a particularly crappy work day and I was on my way […]

May 7th, 2011 by Clarabella

Creamy Tomato Soup

Due to my injury inflicted running fast, I have really been trying to eat well this week. Due to my love of all things baked and sweet, its not easy. I have been fighting the call of the chocolate and resisting the lure to bake something horribly decadent.  I am strong. Like a bull. So […]

May 5th, 2011 by Clarabella

Rhubarb and Orange Cheesecake

I was given a big, beautiful bunch of rhubarb last week. To me it was as good as giving me flowers. The slender, long, pink stalks still had dirt near the ends and huge leaves at the top. As beautiful as a bunch of roses to a baker. Their colour instantly bewitched me, and I […]

May 1st, 2011 by Clarabella

Rhubarb, Vanilla and Sour Cream Crumb Cake

I can’t remember the last time I had rhubarb. When I think of this long, leafy plant (which is technically a vegetable and not a fruit) I think of the rhubarb crumble and custard that my mom used to make when we were kids. I love sour things (I eat lemon, much to the bewilderment […]