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Strawberry Galette

June, is probably my favourite month of the year. As a kid, nothing was more exciting than when June rolled around because it marked the start of summer, and a two month break from school. Days are longer, the sun is stronger, farmers’ markets are in full swing, and best of all: the end of June marks the beginning of strawberry season. Before heading up to our family cottage for the July long weekend, a day of strawberry picking is in order. It probably takes twice as long as it should since I end up sitting in the fields eating two berries for every one I put in the basket. Eventually we head home with stained fingers and a bounty of berries.

Nanaimo, nanaimo, nanaimo!

Nanaimo Bars (or “Naomi” bars, as I call them) are the epitome of Canadian desserts, next to tarte au sucre. The traditional recipe is delicious, but why stop there? Here, we tried versions with a mint cream filling, lavender cream filling, and double chocolate cookie as the base. Each small alteration adds a new dimension of flavor while maintaining the integrity of the classic dessert.