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rising to the challenge: cinnamon buns with dried cranberries & lemon zest

Sometimes in order to attain comfort you must move outside your comfort zone. I shy away from finicky recipes. Complicated steps and unfamiliar ingredients scare me a little bit. But I do push myself to try new techniques or try…

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warm your weekend: speculaas muffins

There’s something special about speculaas – the cookie I always referred to as “windmill” cookies growing up because of the dutch windmill stamped on every one. They were spicy and crunchy and foreign, which seemed quite appealing to my small…

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the flakiest biscuit: biscuits supreme

I love making biscuits and the quest for a really light and flakey biscuit is like looking for the holy grail. It can be hard thing to achieve. But I recently spotted a biscuit recipe which was adapted from an…

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citrus wallop fruit salad

This was my kitchen counter earlier and it was a sight for sore eyes, indeed. Is there anything more beautiful and colourful than this? Hues of pink, purple, yellow, orange – how bright and cheery for a January grey morning! I…

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ginger cranberry oatmeal muffins

I really was in the mood for ginger and decided that adding dried ginger wouldn’t be enough – so I threw in some diced candied ginger as well, along with some dried cranberries because sometimes I just want to shove a bunch of things in my baked goods.

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pumpkin spice steel cut oatmeal

I’ve heard of people putting chocolate chips or peanut butter into oatmeal and that just doesn’t sit right with me. But when someone told me that they put pumpkin into their morning oats, well, that caught my ear…

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cinnamon crumble quick bread

I haven’t really been in a baking mood which is odd since it’s fall and baking should come pretty naturally. Cinnamon, pumpkin, apples…those are all perfect flavours that work well on those wet and cool days. However, even with all…

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3 cheese seed scones

Ahhh, it’s certainly feel like scone weather. Cool, crisp mornings (or soggy if you live here on the Wet Coast) makes it easy to turn on the oven and whip up a batch of these scones. As you probably realize,…

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