Eat bread to lose weight! Easy, delicious olive and avocado bread rolls

I went to a nutritionist several years ago to understand how to lose a couple of kilos safely and permanently.  She told me categorically that you need to do three things: 1.  You need to cut out sugar altogether. 2.  Read More …

Learn to bake Cream Buns – the Nordic Way!

I asked around for a recipe for Semlor –  the Swedish buns that are eaten on Shrove Tuesday to mark the beginning of Lent. They are rich, sweet bread rolls, spread with marzipan and then stuffed with cream and then Read More …

Simple, hearty bread with oats for cold weather

The Eastern, or Atlantic provinces of Canada were settled by Scots and Irish looking for a brighter future.  They brought many of their customs and traditions from food to music – indeed there are still some gallic speaking communities in Read More …

Simple recipe for sweet buns

What is is about buns?  Or, more precisely about bun dough?  Christmas bread, Easter bread, other festival, celebration, and holiday bread – it’s all more or less made of the same thing – bun dough. The English are particularly good Read More …

Recipe for Stollen Success

Book now to learn to bake stollen in time for Christmas! Stollen is a celebration bread with roots in Dresden where it was first mentioned officially in the fifteenth century.  Like many types of celebration bread, stollen is enriched with Read More …

Learn to bake bread rolls for a party!

Today is my friend Sue’s 70th birthday party and yes, she and her husband of 87 are catering it themselves.  There promises to be the most amazing feast of coronation chicken, cooked ham, poached salmon, salads, mirangues, cream, strawberries and Read More …

Join us

One winter day in 2009, my motorcycle would not start.  It turned out to be a rather complicated and expensive fix, and being short of money (I had decided to take a break from my job) and long of bread, Read More …