Radishes - Amethyst, a purple "easter egg", and altaglobe.

Radish love

Lately I’ve been a bit of a radish nerd. I’ve been collecting radish seeds from small seed companies that specialize in heirloom, endangered, and open-pollinated seeds. I’ve been growing them in pots on the balcony, which is working out quite well. ┬áThe soil in the pots is very loose, which gives the radishes plenty of…

Crystallized syrup from making candied orange peel.

How to prevent sugar crystallization

What is sugar crystallization? You may have heard about sugar crystallization or experienced it for yourself. Have you ever had a jar of golden, syrupy honey turn into a solid, grainy mess? Have you ever made some┬ásimple syrup for your cake and discovered a few days later that it looked more like toothpaste than syrup?…

How to make simple syrup for cakes

Simple syrup for cakes

One of the best ways to keep your cake moist is to brush the top of each layer with simple syrup. Simple syrup adds moistness and flavour to any cake – it’s that magic ingredient that gets people talking about how good your cake tastes. Making simple syrup is easy, and only takes a few…