Pancakes

Pancakes, the fluffy answer to any Canadians breakfast pondery .  The perfect treat for yourself and your loved ones on the weekend or any day with some extra time to indulge.  If you know any Canadian, the only way to eat these deliciously soft pancakes is to smother them in Real Maple syrup, butter and [...]

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Peach Pie

Having a slice of good homemade pie is beyond comparison.  It's the ultimate comfort food for me - like the buttery crust and warm, goey filling are wrapping me up in a delicious pie blanket. Any pie, whether its apple, sweet potato, peach, or a Quiche all revolve around a good crust.  In my opinion, [...]

Café Hunting on the Toronto Lakeshore

No matter the weather, finding a nice café to enjoy a good ol' cup of joe can be one of the small but great joys of life.  The smell of coffee brewing and all the tasty treats baking in the oven can turn any day into a great day.  Toronto has thousands of cafés and [...]

Coconut Chicken Curry

A delicious Indian style Coconut Chicken curry bursting up the wazoo with flavour.  Made from easy to find spices and ingredients that you probably already have at home. Whenever I talk about preparing curry for people, the first question I am always asked is "Is it spicy?"  Well, my response is usually the same with [...]

Nanaimo Bars

I may be the odd person out, but when I think of what Canadian culinary classics are, I think of Maple fudge, poutine and Nanaimo bars.  Some of you out there may think I am nuts, others might not even know what a Nanaimo bar is.  Well, it's the picture in this article.  But do [...]

Pan Brownies

Who doesn't love brownies?  Moist, chewy, chocolaty.... what more could any person want?  Besides a personal chef to make it for you of course.  Maybe brownies smothered in ice-cream and hot fudge? Alas, this is just the plain jane brownie, but plain jane is perfectly good on its own.  Like all my entries before this, [...]

Banana Bread

Banana Bread, the delicious saviour of far gone bananas.  This is another recipe that has been passed down to me through generations of my family which I am all too happy to share with all of you.  The soft interior crumb is encased in a crispy,  golden brown crust which is satisfyingly crunchy.  When sliced, [...]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

It's amazing how food can trigger so many memories.  The smell and taste of these are iconic to my childhood.  This recipe was originally my mothers, but she may have gotten it from my grandmother. I recently transcribed it from an old recipe card that was well-worn.  Vanilla and chocolate stains spotted the recipe and [...]