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June 2014

Cranberry Apricot Almond Granola

by Jen Kwan, on almond, apricot, granola, breakfast, cranberry, oats

Granola: Delicious. Fully customizable. (Keep your eye out for more versions in the future.) Functions as breakfast, snack, or dessert. Simple to make. This version features dried cranberries, dried apricots, and sliced almonds. Cranberry Apricot Almond Granola Dry Ingredients 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1 cup sliced almonds 1/4 cup quinoa flakes 2 Tbsp flax seeds 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt…



May 2014

Perfecting The Pancake

by Jen Kwan, on pancake, cake, breakfast

What a bad photo... There will be more photos to come as more pancakes will be eaten. Over the past couple decades of my cooking career I have attempted to make decent pancakes time after time. Many problems always arose; the batter didn't spread, the pancakes didn't rise when flipped, they would burn, they would be lopsided, there would be clumps of flour in the cake, etc. Only recently (like…



February 2014

Cranberry Mandarin Muffins

by Jen Kwan, on muffin, breakfast, orange, cranberry, baking

Cranberry + orange is one of my favourite flavour combinations especially when baked into breakfast sweets such as muffins, scones, and quickbreads. These are modified from this recipe using ingredients that I had on hand. Since I did not have oranges or orange juice, I substituted in seasonal mandarin oranges. After the oranges were zested I peeled them, blended the flesh, and "juiced" them through a fine sieve. It seemed like…