The Queen’s Muffins

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I have been on a mission since forever (sometime around 1991) when the Simpsons department store closed up shop. They sold the most delicious wheat germ muffins and I’ve been looking for a replacement for those muffins ever since. Whenever … Continue reading


Decadent Chocolate Cake

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February 7th, 2012 was the day I started publishing this blog. That’s over 5 years ago! I can’t believe it myself. All birthday celebrations should include cake so I spent quite a lot of time flipping through cookbooks to find … Continue reading


Lemon Drizzle Cake

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Happy days! The Great British Bake Off is back for another season. Do you know about this show? Twelve amateur bakers from Britain get together each weekend in a big tent to complete baking tasks set by Mary Berry and … Continue reading


Corn Fritters

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Lazy summer cooking… On top of the stove so it’s cooler. Cleaning out the fridge, checking out the cupboards… Deciding to be creative and cook with what I find. A can of corn + some chives + there’s always bacon … Continue reading


Cinnamon Butter Puffs

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Two entries for breakfast or brunch close together on the blog doesn’t happen very often. I think breakfast is my favourite meal so it’s surprising that it hasn’t happened more. What prompted this breakfast food bonanza of postings is my … Continue reading


Dominique Ansel’s Banana Bread

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On a never-ending search for the ultimate banana bread, I found this version. It is fantastic. Often I spread a layer of almond butter or Nutella or some such deliciousness on top of my toasted banana bread but this one … Continue reading


New York Corn Muffins

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Way back in October, I spent a delightful evening listening to Ruth Reichl at George Brown College. First there was an interview, then a question and answer section and finally the best part: the chance to speak with her and … Continue reading


Lofty Buttermilk Pancakes

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Any excuse to eat pancakes is a good one. Last Tuesday was Pancake Tuesday so there was even more than an excuse, there was a whole day dedicated to eating pancakes. At least, that’s what I think it was. There … Continue reading


Strawberry Shortcake

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Every year for as long as I can remember, I’ve eaten strawberry shortcake. In the early years, it was a reward for being slave labour spending time in a strawberry patch, picking enough berries so that my mother could freeze … Continue reading


Earl Grey Fruit Tea Loaf

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Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! I started hunting for a recipe for a loaf that would make use of a some of the tremendous quantity of loose Earl Grey tea I have. I bought three containers of Mark T. … Continue reading