SAFFRON CARDAMOM STAR BREAD

  This recipe is in collaboration with the lovely Ashley from the blog The Little Black Coffee Cup. I met her at Fika Cafe, where I work as a baker, and when my boss introduced us I couldn’t believe that I was finally speaking to another blogger in real life. See, we...

PECAN + DATE NUNS FARTS aka PIE DOUGH PINWHEELS

Oh, nuns farts! Don’t be fooled by their very unappetizing name, you won't be able to withhold your desire to eat them after one little bite. A direct translation of “pets de soeur”, the french name for this recipe, it is an old traditional recipe from Québec. In the...

ELVIS PUPCAKES AKA BANANA, PEANUT BUTTER, BACON DOG-FRIENDLY CAKES

Our dog turned 10 (!!) this week, which is pretty rare for a boxer. We’re not keen on giving him table food since he is quite big and we don’t want him to get in the habit of begging for food, especially when we have people over. He also farts when he eats certain...

“TOURTIÈRE DU LAC” (MEAT PIE) WITH STOUT

Aren’t the best recipes the most simple ones? The ones families have been cooking and passing down from generation to generation? The ones we eat when we gather to celebrate, you know, the classics? The chicken and noodle soups, chocolate cakes, fruits pies. This is...

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...

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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