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

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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

Homemade healthy granola bars

For the times when you're craving something sweet and doesn't really need that nasty chocolate bar to fulfill your desert desire, I have the healthy solution! These granola bars are sweet, nutty, crunchy and delicious. It is great as a snack, tucked in your purse for work, for kids in school and as a quick… Continue reading Homemade healthy granola bars

Large Cinnamon roll

Baking is magic! And cinnamon buns are an ultimate indulgence! I had to bake something to bring for a reunion and decided it would be a good chance to make my ever favorite, my way. That means, a generous dough, lots of cinnamon but not too sweet and, very important, packed with raisins. For the… Continue reading Large Cinnamon roll

Cream of carrots soup

I didn't know a carrot soup could be so decadent until I tried this one. Carrots are cooked with milk, which brings the creaminess that elevates this hearty soup to another level. I adapted from a recipe from Canadian chef Ricardo LarivĂ©e , adding some fennel to break up the sweetness of the carrots and… Continue reading Cream of carrots soup

Watermelon and goat cheese bites – healthy appetizer

Nothing beats watermelon in the summer. Cold, crunchy and sweet, watermelon can trick us on eating more than the our normal share of sugars and fibre. We tend to think that because it is a fruit, so healthy and fresh, we're good. In fact this wonderful and pretty fruit comes packed with sugar and as… Continue reading Watermelon and goat cheese bites – healthy appetizer

Sweet spinach smoothie

It might take you some time to get used to the appearance of a large glass of this green fluid standing in front of you before venturing in your first sip. Probably the motivation would be the constant "it's good for you" factor that permeates our lives these days, as a statement that you're in… Continue reading Sweet spinach smoothie