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This millet porridge with brown sugar and honey glazed plums is delicious, healthy and gluten-free to boot!

Millet Porridge with Honey Glazed Plums

We keep hearing from all kinds of sources that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but it’s hard to treat it as one simply because we are all so busy in the morning! And if you are anything like me it takes you at least half hour before you are lucid. Or […]

Sweet and buttery, studded with chocolate chips and glazed with white chocolate and sprinkles this delicious bread will be gone within minutes!

Russian Easter Bread Kulich

I feel an incredible pull of tradition every year when Easter comes around.  No matter how busy I am, the need to cook, bake and colour eggs overpowers everything else. I’ve written about Russian Easter traditions here and here, so if you’ve been following me for a while you know that Easter is the biggest […]

Juicy pork loin steaks in luscious shallot and mushroom sauce that are ready in 15 minutes!

Pork Loin Steaks in Creamy Shallot and Mushrooms Sauce

One of the most vivid memories I have of my my mom’s kitchen is her working magic on a piece of pork…aka mercilessly pounding it with a meat mallet. Before you jump to any conclusions let me explain…Her meat mallet was absolutely gorgeous. It was a two-sided tool with a mini-axe on one side and […]

Thick and crispy crust holds a pillowy soft interior while whole grain spelt flour adds a pleasant nuttiness. This no-knead bread is made for sandwiches!

Rosemary Spelt Bloomer

This past week has been filled with many ups and downs. Well…just one up actually and quite a few downs, which led to me feeling like a tightly wound tangle of nerves ready to snap. Not a pretty picture if you ask me. No matter how much I resisted continuing  on this trajectory I struggled […]

Spaghetti Puttanesca-one of the easiest pasta sauces you should know!

Spaghetti Puttanesca

It looks as if I am on a mission to overwhelm you with pasta dishes. I know I have been sharing a lot of them lately but as I’ve mentioned numerous times my life is so busy right now with school, work and family that pastas have been my saving grace every night when dinner […]

Pillowy soft rolls with chocolate and almond filling. They are absolutely irresistible!

Chocolate Almond Rolls with Almond and Vanilla Bean Glaze

I have zero business baking today. None whatsoever. I have a big test coming up on Friday and I still have loads of work to do. But…look at those rolls…they are everything that is simple, uncontrived and true. In other words, opposite to what my life is right now. I needed them to feel like […]

Delicious Pasta Recipes to last you a whole month!

20+ Pasta Recipes for Every Day!

Things have been a little hectic around here. I am continuing with my course although everything in me is screaming, “QUIT NOW”! Yeah, it’s that bad. I feel like a big and ugly cry is slowing coming to a rolling boil and waiting to spill over. Family, watch out or better run, save yourselves, unfortunately […]

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