Category Archives: Breakfast and Brunch

quick breads, pancakes, coffee cakes

THE COMPATIBILITY OF CAKES . . IN THIS EASILY MADE CHOCOLATE YOGURT CAKE

This is a cake recipe that is compatibility with the baker. I have two sisters. My older sister is 91 years old. She is a fabulous baker but she find the time it requires very tiring. My younger sister’s health … Continue reading

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CHERRY STREUSEL . . . Juicy Bing cherries nestle between layers of meltingly rich short crumble.

This is a sublime riff on a fruit crumble.  An almond flavoured rich cookie base.  Juicy, dark Bing cherries.  Then a strusel topping whispering the same cookie taste.  A cake that is not a cake but a crumble.  A decadent … Continue reading

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BESOTTED WITH BLUEBERRIES . . . BLUEBERRY CRUMB CAKE

BLUEBERRY CRUMB CAKE This is one of my favorite blueberry recipes.  It is a straightforward  light, tender cake.  It’s easy to serve for breakfast, dinner or a midnight snack.  The dominant flavour is the berries, those wonderful deep full-flavoured blueberries. … Continue reading

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RHUBARB UPSIDE-DOWN BROWN SUGAR CAKE

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RHUBARB UPSIDE-DOWN BROWN SUGAR CAKE This unprepossessing plant.  This long awaited harbinger of spring type of plant.  This new darling of avant-garde young chefs.  This wonderful rhubarb is the upside-down topping on the most delicious of brown sugar cakes. It … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT JAM! IT’S GOOD MORNING SEVILLE ORANGE MARMALADE

I will never forget the first time I tasted home made marmalade.   I was visiting relatives in Scotland.  They lived on a sweet farm just outside Dumfries.        A behemoth, ancient  Aga stove  dominated their kitchen.  Several large pots simmered … Continue reading

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KATE’S CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE … quick, easy and so delicious

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Away way back in time coffee cake was a simple treat.    It was an uncomplicated cake.  The ingredients were always at hand.  It went together quickly .  The delicious aroma of the baking cake filled your kitchen.  It was warm … Continue reading

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HUMMINGBIRD CAKE

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This is a dream of a cake to make.  Just two bowls, one for the wet ingredients and one for the dry.  If you don’t have a standing mixer you can make the out-of-this world cream cheese icing in your … Continue reading

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THE TOP BANANA CAKE . . . a delicious doodle to make!

Cakes lavished with icing appear to be attending a party.    They sashay onto your plate with a come-hither look, and you swoon with delight.  There’s banana muffins. There’s banana loaf.  But the top banana is this old-fashioned banana cake by … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC OF SUN DRIED TOMATOES . . . preserving the magic of summer all winter long

Through the halcyon days of summer I plundered the garden for the fattest, juiciest,  reddest of red tomatoes.  The days shortened.  Marine fog drifted across the fields poking destructive fingers into the garden.    Time to harvest the tomatoes, ripe … Continue reading

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DECADENT DATE SQUARES … aka MATRIMONIAL SQUARES

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I will never forget the first time I tasted date squares.  I was still in public school.    My best friend’s Mom was an excellent cook and baker.   One day after-school she served us a treat that  had me over the … Continue reading

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