CARROT CURRANT + ROSEMARY SCONES

Nothing makes me more happy than waking up at noon, staying home in my pajamas all day, making scones by hand, while sipping coffee. This recipe is perfect for fall days or for a holiday brunch. They aren’t too sweet, but so flavourful with the added lemon zest and...

PEAR + FRESH GINGER CAKE

I don’t have a story for you this week, just a little list of happy fall things... It’s apple season and I wanna bake everything with apples in them such as apple pies, apple crumble and this squash apple coconut loaf. Talking about baking, with the temperature...

KABOCHA SQUASH APPLE COCONUT LOAF

It’s been almost a week that I’ve been confined to the couch with my throat hurting as if I swallowed a ball of needles and my sinuses completely blocked (sorry for the graphic details). The only things I’ve manage to ingest are apple sauce and good ol’ chicken noodle...

MONTREAL STEAK SPICE + BRAISED PORK SHOULDER MAC AND CHEESE

Montréal steak spice is not only for smoked meat or to season your butcher’s favourite cut of beef. It is also delicious as a replacement for the celery salt you would use to rim the glass of your Bloody Caesar and to use on your braised meats, like pork shoulder. You...

ROSEMARY + BLACK PEPPER CORNBREAD

When I tell people I’m a baker, I hear a lot of: “I’m not really a “sweets” person.” Ehhhhh, ok. So, there’s a lot to discuss about this particular comment, but I get it, sugar has a bad rep and some people (we probably wouldn’t be friends) think that desserts are...

BRUSSELS FENNEL KALE SLAW + BACON

Last week, I made a not-so-classic mustard dill potato salad. Now, here is the second in a series of barbecue side recipes I present to you my version of coleslaw, a brussels slaw. I’m not of fan of creamy coleslaw, I usually go for a more vinegary one. I mean, you...

DILL MUSTARD POTATO SALAD

A simple potato salad loaded with eggs, dill pickles and fresh herbs, easy to double if you need to feed a crowd! Make it to your next BBQ party.

BOURBON THYME PEACH GALETTES

I obviously test every recipe that I post on the blog. If it’s not one I’ve done countless times before, I usually try two or three different versions until I’m satisfied with the end result. Before I sat down and took a first bite of these galettes, I’d written down...

EVERYTHING COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICH

I haven’t posted a recipe in a while. Partly because I’ve been real busy at work and also enjoying the best that summer has to offer. In the last few weeks, I went camping, actual camping with only a backpack and dried food, hiked for hours to get to the campsite and...

WHISKEY COLD BREW + BLACK WALNUT BITTERS POPSICLES

Guess what? It’s POPSICLE WEEK, a whole week of popsicle madness delivered by all your favourite bloggers! Many thanks to Billy from Wit & Vinegar, who organized this epic online sharing of popsicle recipes. Man oh man, I’ve been waiting so long to sit on my balcony...

FARMER’S MARKET COLD TOMATO PIZZA

The one you buy from the Italian bakery at the farmer’s market, with their crispy on the outside and soft on the inside dough, carefully wrapped in waxed paper, stained with grease spots from the olive oil they use in the sauce. That one! A perfect recipe when you have guests over or to bring to a picnic at the park. Get the recipe here…

STRAWBERRY + EARL GREY BIRCHER

Here’s a perfect recipe for the warmer days of spring, a cold alternative to a warm porridge during winter. Prepare the Bircher the night before and add the toppings in the morning. It keeps well for 3 days so make a big batch and portion them individually. This recipe also adapts really well to any season of the year.

CASHEW + CACAO NIBS BANANA BREAD

"Pinotte" noun {from the English word peanut} 1. Colloquial term used in Québec for peanut 2. Affectionate nickname given to me by my mom 3. The name of my food blog As I hope you already know, it's Mother's Day this weekend. Sadly, I live hours away from her now and...

BEER CARAMELIZED ONIONS + ZAATAR BIALYS

Last weekend, we did a small trip to our beloved hometown, Montréal. We passed the time travelling along the long and slightly boring 401 listening to S-Town, the new podcast from This American Life and Serial. We stopped for brunch Lili.Co Sunday morning, which I...

SAGE OLD FASHIONED (COCKTAIL EDITION PT. 2)

Last week, we made an herb infused simple syrup using sage. I paired it with rose Gin from Dillon’s and blackberries in a fabulous cocktail. Today, Jon got you bourbon lovers covered! Bulleit Bourbon and Basil Hayden's are staples that we keep around in our bar, but...

ROSE GIN SAGE + BLACKBERRY COCKTAIL (COCKTAIL EDITION PT. 1)

This week, I took a step out of the kitchen and headed to our bar. When it comes to making drinks, I’m usually pretty lazy. I drink craft beer, wine or whisky. Simple, quick and efficient, just how I like it. However, Jon started experimenting on his simple syrup game, so we teamed up to get out of our comfort zone and play with different pairings. Find out how to use it our favourite simple syrup in this recipe and our recommended books on how to mix spirits!

ABOUT

Hi! I’m Steph. Originally from Montréal, I moved to Toronto in 2015. I spend my days working at the most quaint Swedish coffee shop making cinnamon buns and adding cardamom to everything I bake. In this blog, I want to share with you recipes that remind me of home, travel stories filled with new food discoveries and the restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries I love to visit most in my new city.

   

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