Dark Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

There is a reason banana bread is one of the most sought-after breakfast and brunch choices. It’s warm, sweet, comforting aroma almost sends one into a trance and gets the mouth watering pretty quickly. Banana bread is so classic and popular, it even has its own day, February 23 is National Banana Bread Day. This…

Pulled Pork Piennolo Fusilli

Have you ever heard of Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio? These crimson, sun-filled, deeply flavourful, grape tomatoes hail from Campania, Italy and hold a protected status. They are cultivated around Mount Vesuvius, yes, the volcano. These tomatoes are exquisite due in part to the volcanic soil they are grown in and they last for a…

The Art of the French Macaron

I have been asked by some of you to explain how to bake the perfect French macaron and while they are the divas of the cookie world, you can make them at home with a little bit of practice and patience. The result is worth it, as what you can achieve are perfectly smooth, rounded…

Salted Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Midnight cravings be damned, I couldn’t stop myself from making these amazing little cookies last night. After spending my Sunday scrubbing every inch of my neglected condo and then collapsing onto my couch to binge watch New Girl, I suddenly remembered that I needed to eat something. The problem was that it was already 11:30…

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

What is more comforting on a Saturday morning in the winter, than a stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes with a drizzle of amber coloured syrup. These beautiful pancakes are light, fluffy, sweet and pillow-soft. For a little added touch of magic, I swirled in some cinnamon sugar, topped them with bananas and the result was…

Blueberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies

These are hands-down the best oatmeal cookies I have EVER tasted. Fresh blueberries and crunchy almonds pair magically for a textural overload in these scrumptious, almost guilt-free treat!