Happy New Year! It’s incredible to think about how quickly the past year has flown by. I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who has come to Start From Scratch, the love and support that I receive is really incredible. This thing that started out as a hobby and then turned into a little business has been welcomed into so many people’s homes and for many special occasions that I will forever be grateful for. As I reflect back on the successes and lessons learned from 2022, and the goals that I am not only making for myself but for Start From Scratch for 2023, I hope you…
The 5 Baking Trends of 2020 I’m Excited For!
The year is almost 50 days in and some of the baking trends that we are seeing for 2020 are pretty impressive. They range from some really unique new flour options to infusion of your favourite coffee/tea to cannabis. Here are 5 of the top trends in baking for 2020 that I am excited to play around with and hopefully come up with some really great recipes! The Hour of Flour – It seems like every other day there is a new flour coming out, Almond, Rice, Banana, Beet, Pumpkin, Mango even Coffee flour. Some of these I think will be great for adding some unique flavors to some special…
My Favourite Small Kitchen Appliance
I have quite a few small kitchen appliances, food processor, blender, microwave etc but my favourite small appliance is my m KitchenAid stand mixer. I use it for everything that I bake. Doesn’t matter if it’s bread, cakes, loaves you name it I use the KitchenAid stand mixer for it. I love it so much I actually have two of them. One I have is in white and the other one is in cornflower blue. They are fairly expensive but absolutely worth the money if you enjoy baking. Right now I’m William Sonoma they are actually on sale! This is in no way sponsored by William Sonoma but I think…
I have received a few comments from people saying that they would like to bake or cook more but they don’t really have the space. I am here to tell you that no matter how big your kitchen is you can bake. Our house is an old bungalow, built in 1952, and is about 1100 sq feet, so the kitchen is small. I find though it is a pretty good size for us. It makes us only have items that are essential, so not having 3 toasters and 5 coffee machines. When we did buy the house in 2014 we did a complete renovation, the house had some interesting elements…
Starting From Scratch
I’ve wanted to start a blog for some time but I wasn’t sure that I had anything valuable to share. I figured with a new year and a new decade insight I figured there was no time like the present. I’m going to share the things that bring me joy here! It will range from books, products, and my dog Kiki, to recipes that I love baking. This will be a journey and I hope that you will join me and enjoy it! I’m sure this will be an evolution so I hope you will be patient with me. Tim