Espresso Crinkle Cookies

I finally have a moment to bake some cookies and sit down to post it for you guys – but unfortunately I have nothing else new or exciting to report. It’s another grey fall day here in Toronto, and the balcony is loaded with planters overflowing with brown decaying plants and shriveled peppers. Every autumn…

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Plum Galette

Flaky pie dough. What is better? I can’t think of another foodstuff with a more satisfying texture than flaky dough. For those of you who are aspiring bakers and have been told baking is a complicated science you’re destined to fail at – I assure you it’s all lies. A few very simple techniques and limited…

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Classic Carrot Cake

The sun finally came out today with some warmth. We’re at the tail end of winter in Toronto, and I’m starting to get that fed up feeling where I’m ready to just get on with it already. Those who know me well know that I am the queen of complaining about the weather being too hot…

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Healthy Raisin Walnut Cookies

Happy Monday! (I can say that because I’m off on Mondays). You know I’m not one to eat wheat free, dairy free, or vegan on a regular basis – all in moderation – but I have a cookie recipe for you that’s naturally all of these things. So why not?! This recipe is nutritious enough that you can toss…

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Honeycomb Sponge Toffee

It’s January 3rd! You know what that means – busy season is finally over and done with, winter has kicked into full gear, and I’m back to having some free time with freezing cold weather keeping me locked up indoors and… blogging. It’s been quite the hiatus. I’ve tried to post a few things here…

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Apple Fritters

It’s Saturday morning (‘er – afternoon) and I’m at home! A nice surprise Saturday off. It’s drab outside with grey overcast skies, and dead grasses rustling in the chilly wind on the balcony. Even the cat is feeling it, trading her usual jaunt around the apartment for an afternoon curled up in the fleece blanket sprawled over…

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Braided Jam Bread

I’m on a bread kick again recently if you haven’t noticed. I like baking things I can actually eat for the remainder of the week without feeling guilty – like those chocolate M&M cookies! Today I’m using up a jar of that plum jam I made a few weeks ago, and turning it into a…

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Banana Upside Down Cake

There’s some seriously sticky humid weather going on here this week, wow. We haven’t had to have the air conditioning on more than the odd day or so pretty much all summer (which tells you how ‘summer’ has been for us up here) but this week it’s necessary. It’s been a scorcher of a season…

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