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Sweet Orange Butter Cake

Once upon a time I was seized by cravings for lemon loaf, but it was about 11pm and I had no lemons.  I had oranges.  There were probably more than a few years of experiments, with a lot of tasty successes, but in the end I settled on a specific favourite. Sweet Orange Butter Cake. … Continue reading Sweet Orange Butter Cake

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Cantaloupe Citrus Butter

Canning and preserving food used to mean long days, boxes and bins overflowing with fruits or veggies, bees swarming, a hot kitchen and sticky floors.  I was 6 when that impression was made upon me, and that's how I always saw it.  Obviously I wasn't too excited about doing my own once I reached adulthood,… Continue reading Cantaloupe Citrus Butter

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Whales! (w. Stencil)

This weekend I had the opportunity to make a 1-year birthday cake, for one of the cutest baby boys on the planet. Not only was this his first birthday cake, it was actually his first CAKE. Ever. Period. A whole year on the planet, and he hadn't experienced the world of "dessert" yet. Well, we've… Continue reading Whales! (w. Stencil)

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100% Whole-Wheat Brown Bread

For the past week, we've enjoyed spring rains, some sunshine, and best of all, warmer weather! Around here, when spring arrives we all put on an extra layer of clothes and I throw open every window in the house. There is almost nothing more intoxicating for me than the feel of fresh air flowing through… Continue reading 100% Whole-Wheat Brown Bread

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Homemade Brown Sugar

Brown sugar is a staple in my house. No matter how much I enjoy healthy cooking, I will not mess with the ingredients of my favourite dessert recipes! Dessert is a treat, and it should be sweet, and decadent, and make you avoid the scale for about a week. I'll do what I can to… Continue reading Homemade Brown Sugar

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Homemade Instant Oatmeal 

This past week I have been sharing all kinds of things on my Facebook page related to Valentine's Day. While I enjoy any holiday that celebrates the people I love, I have to admit I had an extra special interest in setting that particular theme, for this week. 10 years ago today (Feb. 10) I… Continue reading Homemade Instant Oatmeal