A couple of weeks ago I was walking around my local shopping centre complex thing, and happened upon the seconds stand at the fruit shop, AKA that thing that I often walk past but rarely think about. On it are fruits and vegetables which are considered too ugly for the shops, but which are perfectly … Continue reading In defense of daggy fruit
Muffins are the bomb. Here are my reasons for believing this: They have built-in portion control, and you can make them in different sizes to fully take advantage of this. They are versatile - they can be sweet or savoury, and generally turn out well regardless of ingredients (although maybe I'm lucky). They are easy … Continue reading For the love of muffins
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, two chocolate slices and some fibre in a pear treat (or something). 😉 As some people might be aware, I originally started this blog as a uni assignment, and the first nine of my posts were for that. Apparently I can't follow a … Continue reading Christmas, Christmas everywhere \\ Chocolate slice
I ended up with a lot of flax seeds as a result of my bread-making attempts; being me, I decided to look into how I could use these in creative ways. According to the Canadian Flax Council, milled flax seeds can be substituted for oil or shortening in a recipe due to their high oil … Continue reading Seedy Jam Drops
In a burst of inspiration fuelled by procrastination, I decided to get out the bread maker. Our bread maker is a bit of a relic – it was passed down to us when I was a kid, from my aunt who never used it. I remember loving it at the time, but the last time … Continue reading Making wholegrain fruit bread from scratch: What could possibly go wrong?!
I was once given the award of “Best Brownie Baker” in my orchestra because I would often bake brownies and bring them in. They say the way to a man’s (or band’s, in this case) heart is through their stomach(s), right? Around this time I liked to experiment with different brownie recipes; one of these … Continue reading Battle of the Brownies
For my first post, I thought I'd bake a cake with something that's famous for its reputation for keeping things moving: prunes. As far as I can remember, prunes have been associated with helping relieve constipation, and upon learning this at a young age, I was afraid to try them for fear that I would … Continue reading The truth about prunes and other dried fruits \\ Fruit cake