Feta Spinach Einkorn Buns

Last week I posted a recipe for a simple Einkorn bread. The recipe works well as a tasty loaf of bread that can be topped with honey, cheese, meats or just butter. I shared some with a friend who has a very sensitive tummy and she was happy to report that it had been a […]

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So Simple Einkorn Bread

If you are someone who thinks “yeast bread from scratch, way toooooo much work“, I hope you enjoy this post. It is easy, there is no kneading and you can mix it up the night before for fresh bread 30 minutes after it gets into the oven the following morning. Last week I shared Einkorn […]

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Braided Pear and Halva Bread

Customs and traditions usually come from something that occurred hundreds or years ago, oft times thousands. Origin stories can get lost or buried under other stories and when someone asks why we blow out candles on a birthday cake or count the days to Christmas or exchange rings at weddings, we have to think and […]

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Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Sandwiches & Havarti on Pumpernickel

With the two warm items complete, it is time to move on to cold sandwiches. Rolled sandwiches are really easy to make and I would very much recommend going to your local bakery and pre-ordering a sandwich loaf sliced lengthwise. Having the crust on while adding the filling gives the bread slices more stability and there is […]

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Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Rum Soaked Raisins and Cream Cheese Glaze

I can feel the cooler temperatures in the breeze today and for me, it is such a relief to experience the drop of air pressure that says fall is on its way here. The last of the seasonal fruits are getting ready for harvest, grapes, plums, pears and of course, apples. Mabon is coming and […]

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Orange, Cranberry, Almond Sweet Breads

Friends of mine were visiting from Nova Scotia last week, on a tour to promote their new cd. More on that in a bit. Robert had commented on a previous My Kitchen Wand post that he hoped he would get some of what I was posting about when he was back on the west coast […]

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Princess Leia Curls with Solo filling and Tatooine Blue Bantha Milk

“May the Fourth be with you” is becoming something of an event around the world. I wonder how George Lucas feels about having created a global mythos or if he even thinks about it? If you would like something simple for tomorrow, this will fit the bill. No need for full costumes and light saber […]

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Herb Finger Sandwiches for a Fairy Tea

This spring when putting the idea for a fairy tea together I wanted to incorporate herbs into the elegant little sandwich bites, for taste, and also as a way for children to begin to learn about the world around them. Yesterday in the ideas for celebrating Earth Day post, I shared a picture from a […]

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100% Whole Wheat Raisin Cinnamon Bread

Some days you just want the memories back. My grandfather baked bread. He had a homemade box that went over the gas stove in the kitchen. He was also a carpenter and there was just enough heat raising from the oven to make the box a fabulous proofing space. It sat next to the wood […]

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Cranberry Walnut Orange Braid

Try this tasty addition to my favourites list . By using quick rising yeast it only needs to rest once. I used the oranges from last weeks post of oranges in cardamon, cinnamon and rosewater syrup but you can also use fresh sections. Baking with fresh oranges was a new thing for me and I […]

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