Black and White Banana Loaf

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It doesn’t matter there are two different banana breads on this blog and that I have already declared Dominique Ansel’s version perfect. I haven’t stopped making other banana bread recipes. So why continue to try different recipes? There are so … Continue reading


Last Word in Nutmeg Muffins

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A third insanely good recipe from The Breakfast Book by Marion Cunningham. And a new resolve for me when it comes to cooking: if you’re going to put an ingredient in a recipe, don’t be stingy. Go for it! In … Continue reading


Honey-Spice Bread

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Time to have a look at My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz again. I have implored you to get your own copy. Have you? So far, there hasn’t been a recipe from this book that I’ve tried and not been … 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


Sausage-Apple Brunch Cake

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Recently I managed to convince my father to let me borrow my late mother’s prized collection of recipes for a while. She collected recipes from all over the place: cards from the grocery store, articles clipped from newspapers and magazines, … 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


Leek Bread Pudding

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The first time I try a recipe, I do my best to follow it exactly. That way, I have a benchmark. If the recipe was a winner, then I have it all ready for the next time I want to … Continue reading


Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

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I don’t really like squash, though I’ll tolerate it… especially in a pie. Based on the theory that if enough great tasting flavours are added to one that I’m not really fond of I’ll end up with something I’ll enjoy … Continue reading


Cauliflower-Bacon Gratin

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Cauliflower! I am happy to find another way to eat this, one of my favourite vegetables. This dish is great all by itself. Maybe a green salad for some colour could be served with this, but no need to relegate … Continue reading


Gnocchi Gratin

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I’m super busy these days so when I found this recipe in my AUTOGRAPHED copy of Nigellissima, it was a happy moment. It’s quick and easy to make this dish… the mascarpone makes a lovely rich creamy sauce without having … Continue reading