It’s lilac season once again! And, our backyard lilacs are more fragrant than ever! So, before I run off for a well-earned ladies weekend, I thought I’d send you back to last year’s amazing lilac ideas! Click either one of the images below to be transported to the post and recipes: http://wp.me/p3S4I7-2c2
I’m Santa!…No, I’m Santa! In two days, it will be Santa Lucia Day. December 13th is a day to celebrate the light in a season of long, dark days. Need to know more? Check out this little vimeo: Anyway, to prepare for this holiday, we thought we’d try our hands at Saffron Lussekatter, or Santa […]
It’s lilac-glorious-lilac season. On the weekend, Bea challenged me to make muffins for breakfast with something from the garden. It was pouring rain, and my lilacs were drooping heavily. I wondered if they’d make it through the storm. So, I thought, why not go for the gold? I put on my rain boots and grabbed […]
Who doesn’t want a beautiful pink loaf of sweet bread on Valentine’s Day? This is my grapefruit and vanilla riff on a most beloved Canadian Living Lemon Loaf Recipe from a few ages back.
Each Wednesday in February, we’re offering up our best and brightest sweet bread ideas. The kids LOVE testing these out. And this bread has become a fast favourite with Bea.
You want this. You really do. serves 8-12
We had some extra pumpkin left over from last week’s cookie recipe. So, the other day, I got to wondering what would happen if my favourite Pumpkin and Lemon Poppy Seed loaves were to be combined into one fabulous sweet bread. I was thinking of chai spices, too, predicting that chai tea might taste good after […]
One thing I miss about California is the proximity of my dad’s place to the King’s Hawaiian Bakery. I particularly miss Hawaiian Bread on the holidays, when there’s quite often a honey-baked ham around. Hawaiian rolls are a great side to a holiday ham. And, they make awesome ham and cheese sliders. [I can personally […]
Today the girls are “hibernating” while the boys are out at work or play. We’ll be reading lots of books about Spirit Bears and having a “High Tea” with the following treats, taken from yesterday’s reading of Ahma, The Spirit Bear, when Ahma brings tea over to Harriet’s den to apologize for influencing Harriet to like […]
The kids wanted an Easter-Bunny friendly treat to leave out on a plate on Holy Saturday to attract the Easter Bunny. After we made these special treats, they told me they’d be more than happy to gobble up the extras themselves at our Easter Sunday Brunch. Carrot Orange Poppyseed Mini-Muffins with Cardamom Cream Cheese Glaze Makes 24 Makes […]
September 15, 2011 I guess the kids don’t like to peel their own bananas. What goes to school fresh and lively in the lunchbox comes back home bruised and blackened. Towards the middle of the week, there’s nothing left to do but cut your losses, cope, …oh, and vow never to buy bananas again. Or, maybe […]