Banana Bread

Appies & Snacks, Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Recipes

I started making this banana bread when I was 13 years old, and it has been a family favourite ever since.  The recipe was originally from my Aunty Mary straight from New Zealand and handed down through the generations.  I admittedly tweaked it a bit to reduce the sugar and fat (the original recipe called for 1/2 cup butter and … View The Post

Double Chocolate Omega-3 Zucchini Bread

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Recipes

My current ingredient obsession seems to be hemp seeds, and let’s face it, could be worse!  Packed full of omega-3 fats, protein and fibre, I’ll look for any excuse to squeeze them into a recipe.  The walnuts in this zucchini bread add an extra dose of the same.  I try to keep a loaf of this in my freezer for … View The Post

Pumpkin Muffins

Appies & Snacks, Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Recipes, Snacks

Judging from my recent posts I’m clearly addicted to all things pumpkin.  Truthfully, I’m constantly looking for ways to hide vegetables in my two year old son’s food.  After all, he is my toughest critic!  These are perfect for a snack or breakfast on the run and freeze beautifully.  You can substitute gluten-free flour blend for all of the flour to … View The Post

Blueberry Lemon Scones

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Recipes

I have been making these scones for years out of my first cookbook by Tasha Tudor and they are ALWAYS a hit. Nothing will impress your guests more than pulling a fresh batch of scones out of the oven for breakfast or coffee! You can make these savoury by omitting the sugar and and blueberries and adding a 1/2 cup … View The Post

Crustless Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-Free)

Desserts & Baking, Gluten-Free, Recipes

I confess, it’s always been the pie filling, not the crust, that I’m after. I’d say that this is especially the case with pumpkin pie, the quintessential fall dessert. The good news is that skipping the crust makes it so much lighter in the calorie department! Pumpkin is rich in fibre, carotenoids and Vitamin A, which may help improve night … View The Post

Okanagan Apple Cake

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Recipes

I have loved baking since I was a little girl, and growing up in the Okanagan we were always surrounded by mountains of fruit in the Summer and Fall.  Since I grew up in a family where wasting food was a big no-no, I started experimenting with different fruit recipes to try to make the best use of whatever was … View The Post