Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread

Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread

I made a chocolate chip walnut pumpkin spice bread using up leftover pumpkin from Ryan’s Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. Last year, I made these walnut raisin pumpkin spice muffins, but I wanted to do something new this time around. A can of pureed pumpkin here in Canada is 796 mL, or about 27 oz. Many pumpkin […]

Walnut Raisin Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Walnut Raisin Pumpkin Spice Muffins

These pumpkin spice muffins are flavoured with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger, and are studded with raisins and walnut pieces. The craggy tops hide a soft and flavourful crumb which tastes just like Thanksgiving. Serve these with a cup of cold milk or a mug of tea on a blustery fall day. Ryan made a […]

Happy Hour: Cinnamon Bourbon Apple Cider

Cinnamon Bourbon Apple Cider, Kiku Corner

Autumn is a time for apple cider. It is lovely to drink cold when in cool autumn sunshine, but it is equally delicious warmed up on chilly evening. Even better when flavoured with cinnamon and enboldened with a shot of bourbon! Here I use the cinnamon bourbon that I made earlier. You can drink this […]

Snuggled Up for Autumn

Snuggled Up for Autumn, Kiku Corner

While in Finland a few years ago, Tomiko and Donatello learned that one of the ways Finns can stay sane all winter is because they are so busy during the summer. Wanting to take advantage of such short summers, Finns will swim in the lake, hike in the woods, play golf, go on picnics, travel, and bicycle. […]

Leek Frittata

Leek Frittata, Kiku Corner

I love leeks. They are cousins of the onions, but they are milder and almost sweet when lightly sauteed. I don’t buy them very often, so I was excited when Meinhilde brought them back from the market. This had to be a dish that would feature the leeks as the main star. I whipped up  this frittata after work on […]

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