We are closed for the season.
Our 2015 season begins Easter Weekend!
We'll look forward to your visit!

1035 Koshlong Lake Road
Haliburton, Ontario
K0M 1S0
705-457-4823

We are located just 8km south of Haliburton off of Gelert Road (That's only a ten minute drive from downtown!) or follow the Rail Trail.

Here at The Little Tart all of our baked goods are created from scratch and made by hand fresh daily the way home baking should be.

We take pride in everything we do from our baking to our friendly and courteous customer service. All of our recipes are tried and retried until they are our absolute best.

Visit us at The Little Tart and fall in love at first bite!

Making mouths water since 2009.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Season Finale

Here's a truth. I didn't want to open The Little Tart this year. Two weeks after my mother passed away I was looking at real estate in Vancouver and Nova Scotia. I wanted to move as far away from Haliburton as possible. 

Bill and I tell people it was our dream to move here, and it was. But we moved here three and a half years before we intended because my mother required 24 hour care and we needed a house in a place that would make it feasible to care for her.  Until February of this year, all of the eight years we have lived here has been about taking care of my mother and running the business - in that order. There's a hole in my heart and this beautiful place we live in, for me, has represented Alzheimer's and loss.

 And now that I've bummed you out, let me quickly brighten things up.
 
I'm so very glad we opened this year. I'm so very glad we stayed. This spring, summer, and fall has been quite the wild ride. Besides the summer that wasn't (due to unseasonable weather) our stove broke down, our car broke down, and our roof is, yet, still unfinished. Panic? Yes, I think I will, thank you. But also laugh because it's life and sh - stuff happens and through it all we discovered the kindness and caring that surrounds us here. Offers of help and support and kind words of encouragement overwhelmed us through all of this year's ups and downs.

We have made so many friends and met so many wonderful people and we certainly have no intention of abandoning everyone who has kept us here and helped us grow this tiny little pastry shop in the middle of nowhere. We know you've been spreading the word far and wide so we'll be sticking around!  

We have been asked if we will be opening this winter. The answer, I'm sorry to say, is no. Not this year. Three months after we were married, Bill and I went from being a couple, to being a couple of caregivers. We're going to start our time off with some R&R (and in our case that means "roof repair"). We have a couple of big jobs around the house we want to take care of, some personal "stuff" to take care of, and we need some time to just breathe.
 
Having said all of that, I cannot end the season without saying thank you once again for your support, your patronage, and for giving us an absolutely amazing (sometimes entertaining, puzzling, and downright bizarre) year. You kept us hopping and run off our feet and even when it sucked - it didn't. We can't say it enough and we mean it whole heartedly - our customers are the very best in the world. Bill and I are grateful for each and every one of you.

Thank you for another wonderful season!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Autumn Splendor

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It certainly is looking like we're in for some beautiful weather this weekend which makes for a fabulous country drive. The colours are so rich and vibrant you'll think you're travelling through a picture postcard.

Our roofing job is taking longer than expected and so we are not open today and since Bill is still on the roof that leaves me to prep solo. That's okay. We will be open at our regular time tomorrow and hope we'll be seeing you!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Good-bye Summer

Good-bye summer, you crazy season
We'll miss you as autumn rolls in
May memories of sunshine and fun time with friends
Warm us until you come around again.
The Little Tart in #MyHaliburtonHighlands

Monday, September 1, 2014

Summer Season Finale

Well, that concludes our summer season. It was certainly a busy one. As a matter of fact, this was our busiest summer so far and we are grateful to everyone The Little Tart a part of their summer, cottage country tradition. Thank you.

We are going to catch our breath and will open again on Friday September 5th with new fall hours.

We hope you had a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you this fall!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Labour Day Long Weekend Hours

It is the last long weekend of summer.
 
We'll be here! We hope you will be too!
 

Labour Day at The Little Tart, Haliburton, Ontario

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Patty Cake - Inaccurate and Misleading

The Little Tart pastry shop
As promised in a previous post, here is my take on the seemingly innocent children's rhyme "Patty Cake" and why I believe it is inaccurate and misleading.

Patty cake, patty cake, baker man.

I'm already offended.

Bake me a cake as fast as you can.

Do you want it good? Or do you want it fast?
Because if you want it fast you can just mosey on down to the local grocery store and pick yourself up a package of Betty What-a-crock fake mix. Oh, and don't forget your plastic air tight container of oil based, preservative infused frosting. Nummy! (Buttercream my apple crumble.)

Where was I?

Roll it and pat it…

Hold on. Are we talking cake or pie here?

You roll and pat a pie.
You mix and pour a cake.
 
Mark it with a "B"

Script costs extra.

And put it in the oven for baby and me.

You should not feed baked goods to your baby. It's irresponsible and bad parenting.

Now. May I suggest my own original lyrics.

Make a pie.
Bake a pie.
Sweet delight!
Early in the morning,
'Til late at night.
 
Measure it.
Mix it.
All from scratch.

Num num,
Another bite
Down the hatch!
                       - Terri Ross

In a future post I would like to discuss "Sing a Song of Sixpence" (Oh the carnage!)