Stollen

Stolen you say? Not quite…Stollen, also called Klabben is a German Christmas Fruit Bread that has been recorded as being around for about 700 years and looks very different today from it’s much more humble “official” beginnings. If there was only one thing I could bake at Yule, this would be it. Stollen recipes are […]

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Walnut Cranberry Muffins

We are going to blink and Yule will be here, quickly followed by Christmas morn’. Since Yule falls on a weekend this year, the possibility of brunch comes to life. This recipe brings colour and flavour to the table. The sourness of the cranberries, the crunch of the toasted walnuts in a sweet orange batter […]

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Pecan Raisin Pumpkin Cake

As the days get cooler, it is nice to have nibblies that have a little extra substance to them. This is a lovely cake for cutting. It is moist and will freeze well ( I often put half in the freezer for short/no notice visitors ). Full of the flavours of fall and easy to […]

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Kindness Cake

November 13th is World Kindness Day. It is an official United Nations sponsored day to recognize the contribution acts of kindness, random or otherwise, make to the world. From 2000 to 2010, the United Nation also declared a decade of Culture for Peace. I created this recipe at the start of that decade because food […]

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Triple Sec Pumpkin Truffles

Okay! we are finished. All the sugar filled highs for kids are done, the Hallowe’en costumes are put away for another year and I think, it is time to move on to a recipe where adults get the treat. Something dark, creamy, crunchy, delicious, not 100% sugar and the alcohol doesn’t hurt either. So, if […]

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Spiced Pecan Doughnuts with Candied Ginger and Cream Cheese Glaze

I was called a tease on Facebook today for only showing the picture and not the recipe. Below you will find complete instructions and thank you to everyone who participated in the experiment. The dough needs three hours in the fridge so take that into consideration when choosing a start time. You will need: 2  […]

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Crunchy Chocolate Spiders

As I write this the full moon of October shines overhead, time to take a breather and explore my willingness to release things no longer needed. May you find time to do the same. This one is for the kids. In this day and age it is generally not advisable to give out handmade treats […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Living in a cooler climate means that the growing season ends earlier in the year, so Thanksgiving Weekend is here now and while the entire meal is a celebration of the bounty of the harvest, I am going to focus on DESSERT!, Pumpkin Cheesecake with lots of little extras. Giving thanks changes the body. True […]

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Italian Prune Plum Cake with Streusel Topping

This is, in many ways a “standard” recipe, a starting point from which to have a little fun depending on the season. You can tweak the nuts and flavourings with what is in the cupboard, what the family likes or what was on sale this week. We are getting to the end of prune plums […]

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Sweet Potato, Cranberry Sauce and Teff Loaf

I was up for an adventure the other day and decided to take some teff flour out for a run. I know teff as a seed used in the making of flatbread in Ethiopia. It has an earthy flavour and I have read that some people choose to leave it out of their gluten free […]

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