Lemon Coconut Poppy Seed Gluten-Free Muffins | kitchenoperas.com

Lemon Coconut Poppy Seed Gluten-Free Muffins

There’s a gluten-free and vegan bakery in Toronto, called Bunner’s.  They are famous for their cinnamon buns, and I’ve been dying to go visit to try them.  My personal trainer, ...

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Icing | kitchenoperas.com

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Frosting & Candied Orange Peel

Last weekend was a long-weekend, and some of my lovely family were visiting from out of town.  So what’s a family to do but have a braai (the South African ...

Homemade Mascarpone | kitchenoperas.com

Cheesemaking: Homemade Mascarpone

I’ve never had homemade Mascarpone before making this recipe… and now I’m spoiled.  I honestly couldn’t stop going into the fridge and having a taste here and a taste there, ...

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Gluten-Free Lavender-Lemon Pistachio Cake | kitchenoperas.com

Gluten-Free Lavender-Lemon Pistachio Cake

We’ve been fortunate enough to celebrate special occasions with our extended family lately.  And whenever we do, we meet at my parents’ house, and my Mum lays out a gorgeous spread.  And my job is to bring dessert, which I am more than happy to do! For one of our family dinners, I wanted to […]

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Gluten-Free Pie

My friend Michael really loves pie.  So when we went over for dinner last night, I was in charge of bringing a gluten-free dessert, and I knew pie was the way to go. We got some gorgeous local + organic rhubarb in our veggie box this week, so when we were at the market on […]

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Homemade Corn Tortillas

All I can say is, once you’ve gone homemade you can never go back… with Homemade Corn Tortillas, that is! Mr. KitchenOperas and I have been spoiled with divine Mexican food at a local restaurant: El Catrin, in the Distillery District here in Toronto (18 Tank House Lane).  Last week we went for a lunch-time […]

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Gluten-Free Melktert | kitchenoperas.com

Gluten-Free Melktert (South African Milk Tart) for My Dad

Dear Dad, Happy Father’s Day! Thanks for always being an amazing, loving, empathetic, and supportive Dad. Even though we have the same birthday, thanks for always giving up your birthday, so I could blow out the candles. Thanks for always taking me on the best roller-coasters, and the even-better rides at the zoo! Thanks for […]

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Whole Milk Ricotta | kitchenoperas.com

Cheesemaking: Whole Milk Ricotta

Ok. Cheesemaking can be so much easier than I ever thought. I’ve made Ricotta for the first time this week, and now I’m hooked!!! It all started when my fellow Curd Nerd, Louise, sent me a link where Culture magazine talked about cheeses you could make in less than an hour.  Louise and I have […]

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Gluten-Free Lemon Madeleines | kitchenoperas.com

Gluten-Free Lemon Madeleines

One of my favourite desserts from my gluten-eating-days-of-yore was a madeleine, the perfect little French cake. The French author, Marcel Proust, waxed poetic about his madeleines and how they evoked involuntary memories, but I just love how they taste.  And they’re best when they’re light and fluffy, and you can dip them into a cup […]

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Baby Cheeses Update: The First Tasting

This weekend we went out to Hamilton to visit our dear friends Micheal & Tanya (whom you may remember from other delicious adventures such as Tanya’s Caesar Salad & Arepas). Michael has been following my Baby Cheese Updates on Instagram, and asked if one of the Baby Cheeses would be ready for sampling on Saturday. […]

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Baby Cheeses Update: Good Mold, Bad Mold…

Well, the baby cheeses are doing their thing, and developing that white penicillin mold all over the outside. That’s going to become the outer rind, so that the inside of the sheep’s milk cheese can ripen into creamy & oozy deliciousness. When we last saw our intrepid Cooler Cheeses, they looked like this: And throughout […]

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Roasted Pepper & Ramp Gluten-Free Tart | kitchenoperas.com

Roasted Red Pepper & Ramp Gluten-Free Tart

Ever since I made the Pizza Tart for Easter, I’ve been craving another savoury tart.  So I thought I’d experiment with my original tart, and make a version that was a bit easier for a weeknight. It is finally spring here, which means it’s ramp season!!!!!!  Ramps are one of my favourite (and alas, short […]

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Baby Cheeses Update: Here Comes the Bourbon

So I’ve reached the end of my first week caring for my baby cheeses… and what a hoot it has been! As you may remember, I’ve got my Camemberts in two different setups: the cooler, and the (too-cold) fridge. My cooler cheeses are pretty happy.  They’re developing their rind of bloomy white mold on both […]

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