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breakfast, recipe, summer, sweet, year-round

Cornmeal Waffles

 Sweater-weather is perhaps one of my favourite seasons. It’s when it is too cold for a summer dress, but still too warm to break out a parka. A sweater (preferably soft and fluffy) fits the bill perfectly these days, and I’m going to cherish it until the first speck of snow! Cozy up during this pre-fall time with these decadent  ...

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breakfast, recipe, sweet, year-round

Lemon Date Scones

For me, starting a new year always means change. In the best possible way of course. To mark 2014, I have started going back to school. Yes, my life has officially gained momentum as I narrow in on where I want to take my career. So, not only am I working full-time, but I am also studying Public Relations and Communications. This means that  ...

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breakfast, recipe, sweet, winter

Clementine Olive Oil Cake

It’s clementine season! When I was a kid, I only ate orange foods. And clementines were at the top of the list. I refused to eat anything that came in another colour. I was a weird kid. You would think after having a diet consisting almost entirely of those small citrus fruits that I would have eventually revolted. But in fact, I love  ...

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breakfast, recipe, summer

Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

I like my muffins super soft and moist on the inside, and somewhat crunchy around the edges. I like my muffins chocked-full of fruits and filling enough that I’m not hungry two hours later. I like my muffins with cornmeal, because it has a great texture and can be healthy. Cornmeal? Nutritious?! Unfortunately, a lot of us have been told  ...

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recipe, summer, sweet

Brandy Berry Trifle

I’m sure most of us have a dish that reminds us of a special someone. For me, a trifle reminds me of my Mom. My Mom doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth (unlike me!), so she rarely feels inclined to do anything dessert-y. But every once and a while, normally around a big holiday like Christmas, she will break out her killer trifle  ...

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breakfast, recipe, summer, sweet

Strawberries and Cream Scones

Today, I did something completely out of character. I bought three baskets of strawberries outside of local strawberry season. I was so excited to have fresh fruits, but felt the familiar lack-luster of a transports-well kind of strawberry. Instead of making a fuss, I decided to use this opportunity to try my hand at scones. You know, the  ...

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breakfast, recipe, year-round

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

Banana muffins are a classic, yet it can be tough to find a good recipe. I sometimes find them too sweet, too crumbly, too over-the-top or simply too boring. But when I find a good one, I tend to stick with it. These are my go-to muffins. Perfectly wholesome with whole wheat flour and bran, with just a touch of sweetness, they’re the  ...

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