Category Archives: Breads

Sweet Irish soda bread

Plain or toasted it’s a perfect breakfast treat! This delicious, dense breakfast bread also goes by the amusing name of Spotted Dog, thanks to the raisins. Traditional Irish soda breads typically were made with fewer ingredients, out of necessity, but … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned cherry nut loaf

A retro treat for today’s tea parties (or….breakfast)! When I was a kid, my mom seemed to make this loaf primarily at Christmastime so I associate it with all sorts of happy, festive feelings. I recall she often used a … Continue reading

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Fast and delicious taco pizza

A party-perfect combination of two favourite foods! If your family is like mine, there is a good chance you have both tacos and pizza on the regular menu rotation. To me, both are fast, fun meal options although I do … Continue reading

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Blueberry Cardamom Popovers

A fantastically delicious and easy breakfast treat! Who says popovers (also known as Yorkshire Pudding) should only be eaten as part of a traditional roast beef dinner? These lightly sweetened, fruit-filled beauties taste very similar to crepes and are the … Continue reading

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Rustic Cornflour Bread

I love a hearty, rustic loaf that’s full of flavour, so I was excited to experiment with the heritage corn flour from Barkley’s Apple Orchard that I found in the Holiday Farmers’ Feast basket from the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. Corn … Continue reading

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Mini Fruit-filled Breakfast Bread Puddings

These make-ahead marvels will be the hit at any breakfast or brunch gathering. They’d even make a pretty dandy dessert at a lunch or dinner party. I prefer individual servings in small ramekins because they are prettier and easier to … Continue reading

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Grilled flatbreads with grilled eggplant, cream cheese and purslane

I am often asked what my process is for creating a new recipe and I wish I could tell you it’s very linear and logical, but usually it’s exactly the opposite. I’ll spy a beautiful ingredient I’ve been longing to … Continue reading

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