My husband, Terry Rooke and I, Carolyn Rooke, had been retired for a few years, and found that we needed to do something we both enjoyed with the extra time on our hands. Since we were both retired bakers we decided to open up a handmade Butter Tart and Pie Shop in Maynooth, Ontario, a small town near the world-famous Algonquin Park. In the beginning, we carried plain and raisin tarts, but after a trip to our local bulk barn, we decided to add more variety to our tart list. We  make fruit tarts: blueberry, strawberry, rhubarb, raspberry, coconut, and lemon plus a variety of fruit pies and have a small gift shop in the back of our store as well as a room that is chock full of homemade preserves, coffee, etc.


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