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Category: Breakfast

Fig Jam Two Ways

Fig Jam Two Ways

Figs! Figs! Figs! I have figs bursting off the trees in Italy. I’m very excited as this is my first really good fig harvest (if I can use such a word). I love figs. There’s something very luscious about them. They really are a decadent […]

Banana Chocolate Redemption Muffins

Banana Chocolate Redemption Muffins

Today, February 20, is Louis Riel Day, which is a holiday in Manitoba. If you live in Ontario, Alberta or Saskatchewan, you have today off to celebrate Family Day. Today in Price Edward Island, you get to sleep in as it is Islander Day. Americans […]

Tortino di Michele (a recipe from Osteria dal Capo)

Tortino di Michele (a recipe from Osteria dal Capo)

  Back in the summer, Pete and I were lucky enough to have dinner at Osteria dal Capo one evening when we were in Padova. We had a wonderful dinner and both the meal and service were lovely. At the end of the evening, we chatted […]

Steel Cut Oats Overnight

Steel Cut Oats Overnight

Oatmeal. Who hasn’t heard of the health benefits of starting your day with oatmeal, especially if you are using steel cut oats? A recent health study found that a large bowl of oatmeal each day can protect against death from cancer. Steel cut oats could be considered a […]

Cherry Bomb Muffins

Cherry Bomb Muffins

Cherries are a wonderful taste of summer. I spent quite a few years living in the Niagara region, and cherry season was always the time to run to the Harvest Barn or another local food market and pick up cherries (and cherry pies). Who hasn’t […]