Category Archives: Breakfast and Brunch

quick breads, pancakes, coffee cakes

FIERY ROASTED TOMATO SOUP

We live out in the country wedged between the mighty Fraser River a few minutes walk  north of us and the Pacific Ocean a short drive to the west.   This enviable location does come with a problem.  A micro-climate with … Continue reading

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RHUBARB UPSIDE-DOWN BROWN SUGAR CAKE

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  This unprepossessing plant.  So humble in origin.  A grow anywhere especially in back lanes 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 … Continue reading

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER AND LEEK SOUP WITH CHEDDAR CROSTINI

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I feel very strongly about soup.  Soup satisfies the body and the soul.   There is simply nothing more wonderful then enjoying a beautiful bowl of home-made soup.  For me the benchmark of good cooks and  good restaurants is the quality … Continue reading

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ULTIMATE BLUE RIBBON BANANA BREAD

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I made my first banana bread just after the second world war.  Bananas disappeared from the produce shelves during the war.   Rationing, torpedoed cargo ships and ships used for troop transport meant that many food items were simply not … Continue reading

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WALNUT CRANBERRY ORANGE BREAD

  This oh so scrumptious bread  is a dynamite  combination of flavours.  The roasted walnuts are rich and crunchy, and the tart cranberries and orange zest create an explosion for your taste buds.   The recipe makes two loaves – one … Continue reading

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CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE … quick, easy and so delicious

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I have been making this coffee cake  for over fifty years.   I found the recipe in a Robin Hood Flour recipe book tucked into a bag of their flour.  Everything I baked from that little booklet was delicious.   The book … 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 mixture you can make the out-of-this world cream cheese icing in your … Continue reading

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GOOD MORNING CHUNKY BANANA CRANBERRY BRAN MUFFINS

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Years ago I found the perfect muffin recipe printed in our local newspaper.  Several moves and the recipe disappeared.  I tried other recipes but it wasn’t the perfect muffin recipe I knew and loved. Then I discovered my favorite cookbook … Continue reading

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Banana Cocoa Coffee Cake

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    This excellent and easy cake is incredible  moist and very rich tasting.   Serve this for Sunday Easter brunch and the adults will forget to nibble the ears off the chocolate rabbits.  To be even more indulgent top the … Continue reading

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APPLE WALNUT CAKE

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  Applesauce makes this cake wonderfully moist.   It has a delicate fine crumb with a deliciously rich and crunchy walnut topping.  You can serve it warm  so it makes a lovely breakfast treat.  It’s an easy cake to make … Continue reading

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