Category Archive: Food & Drink

sunday slowly

This November day is grey and sombre and book-ended with rain.  It’s the kind of dampness that clings to you throughout the day. The kind that you never really warm up from unless… Continue reading

first snow

I happened to look out the kitchen window this morning as I was washing dishes and discovered snowflakes falling! I lay down the dish towel and walked over to the window, enjoying the… Continue reading

no bonfire, no problem

I went to a work shindig not long ago. The night air was crisp but the backyard bonfire was spectacular in the way that bonfires are, drawing everyone closer to the hub of… Continue reading

weekend comfort

Chicken and leek pot pie. Hot chocolate and all the marshmallows. Books and bed and bed and books. Walks in dappled sunlight. Pie pumpkins in a row. Blankets, slipper socks and no alarm.… Continue reading

saturday slowly

Grey skies, rain and a wind that reminds us winter is on its way. The smell of apples and cinnamon turning golden in the pan. Amber syrup, warm oats and the sweetness of… Continue reading

on soup, cake and comfort

Perhaps the best thing about making a large pot of soup, is the love that it keeps on giving over the next couple of days. Last night, in honour of my broccoli-loving, vegetarian… Continue reading

pancake sunday

Sunday is the best day for pancakes. They just taste better! Maybe it’s because I don’t rush out of bed to fill breakfast plates. And maybe it’s because the kids are old enough… Continue reading

tea o’clock: strawberry-lemon scones

I make scones each morning at work, and absolutely love the process. For years, they’ve been one of my favourite things to bake: ridiculously minimal work for maximum tastiness! The part of me… Continue reading

weekend reprise

My Thanksgiving weekend involved (not surprisingly) a fair amount of cooking. But it was the sort of cooking that (quite surprisingly) was very relaxing. I didn’t enter into the weekend feeling that way.… Continue reading

sun salutation

Morning chai with steamed almond milk. Sunflowers and tea to savour. A day to get lost in …

gluten-free pumpkin spice cake goes vegan!

This evening I enjoyed another (uh huh) piece of gluten-free pumpkin spice cake. This is day three of its unrefrigerated life, and it’s just as moist as day one. In fact, it’s one… Continue reading

gluten-free pumpkin spice cake

Yesterday, one of the regulars at the café was eyeing our selection of baked goods (including pumpkin muffins) and asked whether we had anything gluten-free available. While there was a glimmer of hope… Continue reading

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