BREAKFAST

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...

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.

DESSERT

ALL THE FEELS ♡ RASPBERRY + DARK CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

Share this recipe! Do you guys celebrate Valentine’s Day? Do you think it’s just a big marketing scheme designed to make you spend a lot of unnecessary money and feel pressured to make this day really special for your partner? Do you just love the whole...

OLD FASHIONED MOLASSES TAHINI COOKIES

During the holidays, my husband took me out to a really fancy restaurant. We had drinks to start, then indulged on the most delicious food with a bottle of wine which we shared. That night, I got really sick. I did not get sick from food poisoning. I got sick from...

EDIBLE HOLIDAY GIFT! HAZELNUT COFFEE CHOCOLATE BISCOTTI

Share this recipe! We’ve all been there… On December 23rd, you’re sitting at home, exhausted already and the holidays have only barely started yet. Even though everyone knows that Christmas happens on the same day every single year, maybe you haven’t...

SAFFRON CARDAMOM STAR BREAD

Share this recipe!  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...

DINNER

OLD SCHOOL FAVA BEAN SOUP

When I was a child, I was a very, very, very… very picky eater. I hated mushrooms so much I told the poor ladies at my elementary school cafeteria that I was allergic to them and if there were ANY mushrooms in the daily special, I would probably die. Instantly. Don’t...

SNOW DAY “VOL-AU-VENT” STARRING PORK

Slowly braised pulled pork shoulder mixed with root vegetables, which I find a little more interesting than the classic chicken with frozen peas, carrots and celery combo. Then, bathe all that goodness in a velvety creamy sauce made with the golden fat and juices left...

“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...

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...

SAVOURY PASTRY

SNOW DAY “VOL-AU-VENT” STARRING PORK

Slowly braised pulled pork shoulder mixed with root vegetables, which I find a little more interesting than the classic chicken with frozen peas, carrots and celery combo. Then, bathe all that goodness in a velvety creamy sauce made with the golden fat and juices left...

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...

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...

MAPLE BACON SCONES

When I lived in Montréal, the Atwater farmers' market was only a short walk away. I visited the market every weekend and each time, I would stop and say hi to my favorite butcher. I will refrain from mentioning his name since I wouldn't want to get him in trouble....

SIDE DISH

OLD SCHOOL FAVA BEAN SOUP

When I was a child, I was a very, very, very… very picky eater. I hated mushrooms so much I told the poor ladies at my elementary school cafeteria that I was allergic to them and if there were ANY mushrooms in the daily special, I would probably die. Instantly. Don’t...

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...

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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