Category Archives: breads

Smoked Cheddar Cheese Straws

We love these! They’re really fast and easy to prepare. Best part? They taste like junk food, but they’re made from real ingredients: butter, cheese, flour, chili pepper. How can you go wrong? I’ve made these several times to have … Continue reading

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Cherry Cardamom Quick Bread

This is an easy quick bread to celebrate cherry season. Double the recipe and make an extra loaf for the freezer. Fresh ground cardamom seeds really enhance the flavour of the cherries, not that they need any enhancement. They are … Continue reading

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Updated Tea Sandwiches

My mom passed away recently. During the last few days, we’ve spent several hours reminiscing about life at home when we were kids. One of the things we had a good laugh over was some of the food Mom made. … Continue reading

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Apple Cheddar Panini

Panini–that trendy sandwich sold in coffee shops– likely had its humble roots in a plain old grilled cheese sandwich, which, come to think of it, was never actually grilled. It was flopped into a frying pan buttered side down, squashed … Continue reading

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Pesto Scones

Sometimes when I’m putting together a quick weeknight meal, there seems to be something missing. Whipping up a batch of scones seems to fill that gap. These savory scones are flavoured with pesto and parmesan. You could increase their fiber … Continue reading

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Rethinking Bruschetta . . . and Remembering Italy

This week’s Food Matters Project challenge was to break away from the traditional bruschetta topping of chopped tomatoes, onions and herbs and to rethink the possibilities. It was fun dreaming up different combinations to top a slice of toasty, garlicky … Continue reading

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Starbuck’s Lemon Loaf with Rhubarb Compote

I liked the contrast of sweet and tart in this dessert. Rhubarb is at its peak right now, so harvest it before it goes to seed. While it is a good source of Vitamin C and fiber, its main attraction … Continue reading

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