Apple pie – with priceless tips from Anna Olson

After baking several apple pies over the years and not quite getting the one that my palate would scream on wows, I decided to try yet another recipe, after watching Anna Olson on TV this fall. I am not sure if this recipe features on her new book but it was very nice to watch… Continue reading Apple pie – with priceless tips from Anna Olson

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Carrot cake with chocolate icing

  This is really the easiest cake ever!  Carrots are blended with eggs and oil, fully incorporated, which turns the batter into the beautiful orange color. Don't worry about the amount of baking powder! Without whipped egg whites to do the lift of the batter and with the weight of the carrots, there is no… Continue reading Carrot cake with chocolate icing

Mozzarella, tomato,and prosciutto frittata

For a bigger breakfast or brunch this is one of our favourite frittatas. I found this recipe in the Canadian Living site and have cooked it several times. You can check it out here. The original recipe calls for a walnut pesto, which I normally don't add, I find that the tomatoes, onions, cheese and prosciutto… Continue reading Mozzarella, tomato,and prosciutto frittata

Hot and sour mushroom and tofu soup

For the cold days ahead of us, this soup fills all the requisites: light and filling, packed with protein from the tofu and egg that go along so well  with the 2 varieties of mushrooms. A rich broth made with chillies, ginger and garlic adds heat and a spicy oriental flare to the soup. The… Continue reading Hot and sour mushroom and tofu soup

Gluten free strawberry crumble

Although we are not on a restricted gluten free diet, I like to explore different possibilities for gluten, when I can. It also seems that going gluten free greatly improves my husband's control of his diabetes. Spring in the air, fruits are looking better and better every day, I found this amazing recipe here, and… Continue reading Gluten free strawberry crumble

Milk buns from Heaven

  I found this recipe in the House & Home magazine, from chef Eric Vellend. I was planning to try the technique of baking bread with a steaming water tray in the bottom of the oven, to get the glossy brown crust for a while and had the opportunity to do so with this recipe.… Continue reading Milk buns from Heaven

The magic of a crispy and fresh no knead bread

I finally did it! I've been waiting for a long time to try a "no knead" bread recipe. I mean, a long time, years actually. I waited until I made one of my most precious kitchen investments and purchased my Le Creuset - Round French oven pan . I was persistent and lucky enough to… Continue reading The magic of a crispy and fresh no knead bread