Pineapple and Carrot Muffins

These pineapple and carrot muffins are simple little muffins that aren’t meant to display any degree of baking showmanship. Rather, their purpose is to invoke feelings of comfort and nostalgia without any fuss or complication. This is the recipe at its most basic; feel free to add shredded unsweetened coconut, toasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds,…

Spinach and Dill Phyllo Tart

On Sunday morningĀ I hosted a celebratory birthday brunch for Ian with 4 Ontario expat friends, continuing what I hope is fast becoming a brunch hosting tradition. Over somewhat dangerously alcoholic peach sangria we ate an intensely piquant roasted root vegetable salad (the leftovers of which I am eating as I type), pancetta and red potato…

Tofu and Egg Scramble

I’ll admit, I’ve never been able to make a really impressive tofu scramble despite several efforts and recipes that (I feel) should have produced something delicious and flavourful. I’ve been to restaurants and had lovely tofu scrambles for brunch, the best ones almost always own the tofu scramble as its own separate identity without even…

Baked Eggs in Ramekins with Serrano Ham and Scallions

Last December I made a resolution to eat breakfast every single morning beginning on January 1st, before I went to work and on weekends. I can now resolutely say that I have been underestimating the power of a good breakfast since the end of my elementary school days. Before then my mum would always have…