“Coffee & Dessert on The Coastside”


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My favourite time of year has got to be between now and Christmas.  Cooler nights bring a crispness to the air, and now that all the quirks and wrinkles of the new school year have been ironed out in September, we can immerse ourselves in all the colour that fall brings.

Brisker temperatures make one crave this featured recipe, my Maple Sticky Bun.  While this chewy, gooey bread is messy to eat, it is so satisfying – with a hot cup of coffee, of course.

20151006-IMG_7340The recipe is a bit time-consuming, but one can make the dough ahead of time, refrigerate  or even freeze it, then put it together when moment permitting.  One can find the instructions in my book, “Coffee & Dessert on The Coastside”, but here, I offer a slight variation, which is just as easy to make.

So, relish these autumn days, and have a coffee and a (small) bite on The Coastside!

PHC, Moss Beach Productions




The Coffee Table Book on The Coastside: 

“…a beautiful compilation and the confections look delicious!”

The Former First Lady, Laura Bush

Our Book is available through this website, as well as through select local retailers.

(If there is any glitch with ordering, please contact us!)

This 288-page, full color, 5.5 pound hardcover coffee table book was printed in Verona, Italy on 170gsm Gardamatt paper, each image spot varnished for vibrance, crowned by vivid Matte Laminated cover and silk-screen spot-lettering on the Jacket and Spine of the book, and finally bound in none other than Padua, Italy, the center of book-making!

For those who love the Art of Print, they will appreciate the high quality of this beautiful photographic landscape and dessert document of our Pacific Northern Coastside.

Take a trip down our Coastside…

Just beyond The Tunnel, winding past Devil’s Slide, a quaint community awaits.

This book is a visual and gastronomic tribute to the beauty that lies along this dramatic Pacific coastline.  

What better place to stop a while, savour a cup of coffee, and a morsel of dessert? Maybe you, too, will fall in love with our Coastside.

Watch our Vimeo Book Preview Video (select High Definition Setting)


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If you are lucky enough to live here, or have a chance to visit, you will understand how life here on the Coastside, where the forces of the Pacific ocean meet the Cypress bluffs of the coastline, can put everything into perspective. There is nothing like Mother Nature to give you a sense of coming home.

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 Having spent hours taking photographs amidst empty beaches, beneath towering Cypresses, and overlooking endless bluffs, I am reminded by that insightful Shakespeare, who wrote, “Life’s but a walking shadow; a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more.”

And, in the meanwhile, we are working on our next project, but will take time to post new desserts when we can.  Enjoy!

PHC, Moss Beach Productions

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