Banana Oat Muffins

This is a super easy muffin recipe that is a reliable standby for using up bananas. I usually keep a stash of over ripe bananas in the freezer. and defrost them to use. This way they are almost perfectly mashed already! The muffins are also great for storing in the freezer in case you have […]

Pear and Ginger Muffins

Pear and Ginger Muffins “It is, in my view, the duty of an apple to be crisp and crunchable, but a pear should have such a texture as leads to silent consumption.” ~Edward Bunyard I tend to cook and bake for and from emotion. I like the feelings that the aroma of cooking or baking […]

Cranberry Pecan Loaf

by Donna. Based on a Cook’s Illustrated recipe, this “loaf” is a typical American quick bread – kind of a combination of a cake and a bread, some might say a muffin in a bread pan.  We had leftover cranberries from Christmas in the freezer, as well as pecans in the cupboard, so this was […]

Homemade Granola (Muesli)

By Donna: I am a huge fan of the St John’s Bread & Wine granola.  Available on both the breakfast menu as well as for takeaway, for years and years I have always had it in an airtight container on my kitchen shelf.  Perfect for an emergency breakfast when there was no time for an […]