One of our lovely staff members, Zarish, asked me to participate in a short film for a class project. We talked through some of the history of my family and the bakery, as well as what this last year (and a bit) has been like for us at the bakery. I hope you give it a watch. Zarish did a wonderful job!
Having re-enrolled in university recently, I’ve given in to the stereotypical student life, and increased my consumption of instant ramen. While it was initially nice and nostalgic to eat something I hadn’t really had in years, I quickly started to want more flavor as well as a bit more ‘heft’ to the meal. I did some searching, and I found Instant Ramen in North America kind of gets a bad rap. There are lots of great ways to use the noodles in creative ways that can still be cost effective, but will taste great and fill you up too! After playing around with some simple upgrades, I eventually just started making my own ramen!
These are my Greek-style stuffed peppers. It is one of my favourite healthy weeknight meals. It is also a perfect serving for two people which is very convenient for me as I live on my own: I eat one serving and save the leftovers for an easy lunch the next day. You can also really change these up by incorporating many different kinds of flavours. This i are Greek-style, but you can change it up by using Mexican or Italian inspired ingredients or whatever your heart desires! There are also few dishes to clean—which helps keep things simple—and it is also a fun way to get your veggies in.
My daughter is currently doing a school project for which she is trying to create an allergy-friendly recipe collection that would suit her brother. She is finding recipes online, mostly, then altering them to use ingredients that are dairy, nut and egg free and that we have in the cupboard already.
Here is one of her recipes and a picture of the cookies. This one was already allergy-friendly but we didn’t have any non-dairy milk available so she found a substitute.
Christmas has come and gone, but we’re still in the heart of the Holiday season. To spice up your holiday drink routine, we have an eggnog recipe to try out while at home over the holidays. While brandy is the usual boozy ingredient to pair with the 'nog, who says we have to follow all the traditions!
Side Note: A hand mixer or stand mixer will make this a lot easier, but it can still be made by hand (you’ll just get a good forearm workout!)
This is a decadent breakfast option that is great to make ahead for brunch or Christmas morning. I have definitely skipped the rest time and baked immediately with the same delicious results. I have made many variations including apple/cranberry, apple/pecan and pumpkin spice!
Soup season is upon us, and we've got an exclusive soup recipe from Scratch Provisions owner Trent Loewen. If you weren't aware, Trent is a Red Seal chef that trained (and taught) at Stratford Chefs School.
It is a super quick and easy soup you can easily make at home. But dont let the simplicity fool you, it's very tasty. Prep is quick and there’s room to add your own twist to it!