Category Archives: brunch

Homemade back bacon

A truly Canadian breakfast or brunch treat! I remember the first time I tasted back bacon as a kid. I loved that it was so much less salty than ‘regular’ bacon though I couldn’t understand why it was also known … Continue reading

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Peach Tarts with Ricotta and Arugula

Freeform pastry makes for an easy, impressive brunch or lunch dish As I kid, I ate a lot of canned peaches, especially during the bleak winter months when fresh fruit options were sparse and expensive. Today, we are fortunate to … Continue reading

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Simple Puff Pastry Stuffed Waffles

A Mostly Make-Ahead Breakfast Treat My family loves waffles smothered in maple syrup and fresh fruit, but sometimes I can’t resist the urge to switch things up a little. These Nutella and cream cheese stuffed waffles are deceptively simple to … Continue reading

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Build a better breakfast with twice-cooked oatmeal squares

Turn your boring breakfast bowl into a delicious, nutritious treat All fall and winter, I like to serve up piping hot bowls of oatmeal porridge several mornings a week. Not only are oats super nutritious, they’re also incredibly satisfying; your … Continue reading

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Quick Kouign Amann – the Queen of Pastries

Parisiens sure know how to live. Many start each day with a stroll to the nearest patisserie to grab a fresh baguette or a few breakfast pastries, exchanging pleasantries with the boulanger and their neighbours. I loved this ritual on … Continue reading

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Tropical Green Smoothie

This smoothie is kind of sneaky. It’s fresh and light tasting yet packed with nutrition and surprisingly satisfying. I try to have smoothies for breakfast a couple of times a week, just to break up the cereal, oatmeal, granola routine … Continue reading

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Chicken, Broccoli and Mushroom Crepes

I remember as a teenager thinking that crepes were so delicious and exotic, they must be extremely difficult to make. Shortly after I first tasted them in Quebec City, I went to Paris and saw sidewalk crepe stands all over … Continue reading

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