Making mayonnaise from scratch is easier than you think! For best results, bring the ingredients to room temperature before you start blending. No food processor? Omit the egg white, using only the yolk, and make this mayonnaise using a bowl and a whisk.
You know you're getting close to A la Mode, in Vancouver's Granville Island Public Market, when you pass people balancing cappuccinos and juicy wedges of pie topped with ice cream (a la mode). They're looking for a spot to perch and enjoy the fresh pie from the takeout owned by Angus McKay, who says the secret to his success "is fresh pies. I have them coming out of the oven all the time." McKay claims to have introduced the first bumbleberry pie (a combo of blackberries, raspberries, apples and rhubarb) to the West Coast.
This medium-dark fruitcake is full of nuts, fruit and lovely spices. If desired, unwrap occasionally and brush with more brandy.
Ground chai tea and some additional ground chai spices give these buttery almond cookies a subtle, pleasing flavour. Find loose-leaf chai tea in bulk food stores or specialty tea shops. In a pinch, empty a tea bag or two to get the proper amount.
Memories of making cookies in the kitchen with my mother focus on this irresistible melt-in-your-mouth crescent. You can also form the dough into balls to bake and then roll in icing sugar to make Almond Snowballs.