Pão de Queijo ~ Brazilian Cheese Bread

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I’ve posted a new recipe.  My apologies to all, but life is what it is, and this year has been busy with taking the lead on the planning for the expansion of our community hall. Although my focus was originally to make sure that the kitchen would be…

Pumpkin Loaf with Cranberries & Ginger

It’s the first weekend in October, raining outside, and I’ve set the thermostat for the upcoming colder weather. There’s something great about turning off the furnace in April, and equally great about turning it back on in the fall. October on Thetis usually gives us an evenly mixed bag of warm & sunny days and…

Carrot Loaf with Ginger & Walnuts

With the warm spring sun these past few days I am hoping that the interminable rains of this last January & February will be gone from my memory. Those soggy months had us out in the weather far more than usual, trying to keep our magic, flying cows at home! Long before we became the…

Butternut Squash Spoon Bread

Spoon bread seems to be in every magazine right now, and I figured it was about time I found out just what it is!  Trolling online and through cookbooks, I found out just a couple of essentials.  Firstly, it is made with cornmeal, secondly it has eggs in it, and thirdly, no self respecting American…

Banana Bread with Cinnamon Sugar

I figured that this weekend I would start the last round of lawn mowing as the grass stops growing for the year and before the ground becomes saturated with rainwater.  We have a fair bit that gets mowed, and all of it is simply native meadow grass that we’ve been cutting for years.  Unfortunately it…