Polish pączki

I’ve just returned from an amazing trip to Poland where I visited large cities like Wrocław (pronounced vroot-suave) and Krakow (pronounced crack-oov). I also visited smaller towns, including Zdrójs (pronounced z-droo-i), meaning sources, Ibramovich, where we visited a closed monastery as well as Zakopane, a resort town in the south of Poland, near the Tatra…

Spiced Honey Roasted Rhubarb Jam (gelatin-free)

Summer is just around the corner and rhubarb has started to grow everywhere! What does that mean? Rhubarb in everything of course! Rhubarb goodies usually include strawberries, orange and/or ginger. Inspired by these flavours, I decided to create a jam with orange, cardamom and start anise! Here’s my recipe for honey roasted cardamom rhubarb jam: Ingredients:…

Oat and Coconut Oil Banana Bread

If you love oatmeal cookies and banana bread, this combination will satisfy your cravings! Made with coconut oil as an alternative to butter, oats and less sugar than regular recipes, the result is much healthier than your usual banana bread. Ingredients: 3tablespoons coconut oil, melted, plus more for the pan 3large, ripe bananas 1large egg,…

Beetroot Tortellini with Pear, Rosemary and Goat Cheese

With Valentine’s day just around the corner all food is either pink or red. So here’s my addition to the trend! Beetroot Tortellini with Pear, Rosemary and Goat Cheese Ingredients: Beetroot pasta 1 ¼ cup flour 1 tsp salt 2 eggs 2-4 tsp beet juice* Pasta filling: 300g goat cheese ¼ cup milk 1 tbsp pear…

Cardamom marshmallows

The holidays are over but it’s still freezing outside (or at least it is here in Canada). With this weather, the only thing that can be comforting is a good hot chocolate! So I made cardamom spiced marshmallows to add a twist to the traditional drink. Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar (can be swapped for palm…