She Bakes Here http://www.shebakeshere.com Making memories, one recipe at a time Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:24:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 Recap of Our Italy Trip, FBC2017 and a Special Annoucement http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/11/recap-italy-trip-fbc2017-special-annoucement.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/11/recap-italy-trip-fbc2017-special-annoucement.html#comments Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:14:29 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21655 Helloooo! This is probably the longest I’ve gone without writing a single post. I had every intention to write and share some recipes over the last few months, but life got a little busy and well, I’ll let this post do most of the explaining. Our Trip to Italy At the beginning of October, Trevor […]

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Helloooo! This is probably the longest I’ve gone without writing a single post. I had every intention to write and share some recipes over the last few months, but life got a little busy and well, I’ll let this post do most of the explaining.

Our Trip to Italy

Recap of Our Italy Trip, FBC2017 and a Special Annoucement

At the beginning of October, Trevor and I took a trip to Italy! We had booked this trip back in the summer to try and take advantage of the cooler weather and the quieter tourist season. As luck would have it though, when we arrived in Rome it was 28*C for the first couple days and all we had packed was sweaters, jackets, and long pants. Luckily our AirBnb had air conditioning, so we didn’t melt when we were sleeping, but the first couple of days of walking around in the heat were a little uncomfortable. However, it was still a vacation for us and I made the best of the hot weather by eating gelato every single day. When in Rome, right? (more…)

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Food Nook Tours – Junction Tour http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/07/food-nook-tours-junction-tour.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/07/food-nook-tours-junction-tour.html#respond Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:02:12 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21622 A couple weeks ago I was contacted by Bria, creator and owner of Food Nook Tours, about attending one of her tours here in Toronto. Once I saw her email, my fingers couldn’t answer “yes” fast enough. Even though I’ve been living in Toronto for almost seven years, I still love exploring the city and new-to-me […]

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A couple weeks ago I was contacted by Bria, creator and owner of Food Nook Tours, about attending one of her tours here in Toronto. Once I saw her email, my fingers couldn’t answer “yes” fast enough. Even though I’ve been living in Toronto for almost seven years, I still love exploring the city and new-to-me restaurants, bakeries and eateries. Especially when it’s an area of the city that I’m not too familiar with.

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Whole Wheat Flax Pancakes with Stewed Rhubarb http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/06/whole-wheat-flax-pancakes-with-stewed-rhubarb.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/06/whole-wheat-flax-pancakes-with-stewed-rhubarb.html#comments Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:53:57 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21567 I didn’t get my act together in time for a traditional Canada Day recipe to celebrate Canada 150 (real talk: I’m still testing it), so I bring you this non-traditional recipe of Whole Wheat Flax Pancakes with Stewed Rhubarb. Thick, fluffy pancakes with ruby-red stewed rhubarb and drizzled real Canadian maple syrup, this breakfast is […]

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Whole Wheat Flax Pancakes with Stewed Rhubarb

I didn’t get my act together in time for a traditional Canada Day recipe to celebrate Canada 150 (real talk: I’m still testing it), so I bring you this non-traditional recipe of Whole Wheat Flax Pancakes with Stewed Rhubarb. Thick, fluffy pancakes with ruby-red stewed rhubarb and drizzled real Canadian maple syrup, this breakfast is a great way to kick off the upcoming Canada Day long weekend. I consumed a lot of pancakes in the last two weeks to perfect this recipe and I can honestly say that without a doubt, this has become my favourite go-to recipe.

Trevor and I don’t have any real plans for celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial, but we live in a pretty big city so I’m sure we’ll stumble onto something fun to do. Since the days have been getting longer, we’ve been making a point to get out more instead of hiding out in our air-conditioning. Earlier this month, we explored the Art Gallery of Ontario, enjoyed a free visit to the Royal Museum of Ontario, and wandered through the Taste of Little Italy Festival (complete with a pitcher of sangria and pizza on a patio). Our neighbourhood is also having monthly film screenings in the park and everywhere I turn it seems like more farmer’s markets are popping up. Have I mentioned that I love this time of year? I’m definitely getting my fill of Vitamin D with all this sunshine.

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Sun-dried Tomato Hummus with Chickpeas and White Beans http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/06/sun-dried-tomato-hummus-chickpeas-white-beans.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/06/sun-dried-tomato-hummus-chickpeas-white-beans.html#comments Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:26:04 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21571 For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to be on my A-game in terms of meal prep. Sundays have been spent making granola and chopping fruit for breakfast, slicing carrots and cucumbers for snacking, and soaking and cooking chickpeas and beans for hummus and easy meals for the week. This prep has been […]

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Sun-dried Tomato Hummus with Chickpeas and White Beans

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to be on my A-game in terms of meal prep. Sundays have been spent making granola and chopping fruit for breakfast, slicing carrots and cucumbers for snacking, and soaking and cooking chickpeas and beans for hummus and easy meals for the week. This prep has been helping me enormously in the mornings when it comes to packing lunches and trying to assemble some sort of healthy breakfast. I’m not exactly at my sharpest before 7 am (really, who is?), so I’ll take anything that makes the first part of the day a little bit easier.

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Mushroom Chicken Burgers http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/05/mushroom-chicken-burgers.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/05/mushroom-chicken-burgers.html#comments Mon, 15 May 2017 22:30:42 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21549 I’m sitting here grinning like an idiot because this is the first day we’ve had both sun and warmth in Toronto for a very long time. For the past month, it’s either been one or the other. Or else pouring rain. I actually had to buy a new umbrella a couple weeks ago because my […]

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Mushroom Chicken Burgers

I’m sitting here grinning like an idiot because this is the first day we’ve had both sun and warmth in Toronto for a very long time. For the past month, it’s either been one or the other. Or else pouring rain. I actually had to buy a new umbrella a couple weeks ago because my old one decided to spontaneously turn itself inside out in the wind and then refused to close properly. So yeah, I’m super pumped that it’s finally nice out for real this time. Not bad for the middle of May!

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Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/05/coconut-lime-shortbread-cookies.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/05/coconut-lime-shortbread-cookies.html#comments Fri, 12 May 2017 11:05:11 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21523 Nothing says last minute like pulling out a cookie recipe just two days before Mother’s Day. I’m nothing if not a procrastinator. Luckily, this recipe comes together really quickly and if you’re in a bind over what to make your Mom for Mother’s Day, may I recommend whipping up a batch of these coconut lime […]

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Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies

Nothing says last minute like pulling out a cookie recipe just two days before Mother’s Day. I’m nothing if not a procrastinator. Luckily, this recipe comes together really quickly and if you’re in a bind over what to make your Mom for Mother’s Day, may I recommend whipping up a batch of these coconut lime shortbread cookies and serve them alongside a pot of hot tea? While it may not be breakfast in bed, you can at least let your Mom sleep in. I’m sure she’ll appreciate it.

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Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/04/soft-baked-chocolate-chip-peanut-butter-cookies.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/04/soft-baked-chocolate-chip-peanut-butter-cookies.html#respond Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:01:11 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21362 I can’t believe that I almost forgot to post this recipe for Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies. Do you want to know what reminded me? Here it is – scrolling through my own Instagram account. I spotted a photo I had posted over a month ago of these cookies cooling on a rack on […]

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Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

I can’t believe that I almost forgot to post this recipe for Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies. Do you want to know what reminded me? Here it is – scrolling through my own Instagram account. I spotted a photo I had posted over a month ago of these cookies cooling on a rack on my kitchen counter and my jaw dropped when I found these photos still on my camera. Am I the only person who does that? Forgetting to edit photos and post recipes I mean, not scrolling through one’s own Instagram profile. I like to at least pretend that everyone secretly checks out their own account from time to time.

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Grandma Kay’s Sukiyaki Recipe http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/03/grandma-kays-sukiyaki-recipe.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/03/grandma-kays-sukiyaki-recipe.html#comments Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:49:05 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21484 Seeing as how sukiyaki is considered a wintertime meal, it seems fitting that I would share my Grandma’s recipe on the last day before spring. Sukiyaki is a Japanese hot pot dish that consists of meat and vegetables that are slowly simmered in a mirin, soy sauce, and sugar mixture. Along with the meat and […]

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Grandma Kay's Sukiyaki Recipe

Seeing as how sukiyaki is considered a wintertime meal, it seems fitting that I would share my Grandma’s recipe on the last day before spring. Sukiyaki is a Japanese hot pot dish that consists of meat and vegetables that are slowly simmered in a mirin, soy sauce, and sugar mixture. Along with the meat and vegetables, my Grandma would also add sliced water chestnuts, potatoes, mushrooms and a package of Ichiban noodles. The whole pan would be brought to the center of the dining room table and we would eat everything over a bed of hot rice. My Grandpa enjoyed his in a more traditional sense by cracking a raw egg into a bowl before adding his hot ingredients.

I had emailed myself the measurements and instructions to this sukiyaki recipe a couple Christmases ago when I was made it alongside my Grandma, and I recently discovered the email while doing a massive inbox cleanup. After cooking and posting the end results on Instagram, I received a few comments and requests for the recipe. I get it, nothing is more comforting than a hot pot meal.

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Lemon Raspberry Bars with Shortbread Crust http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/03/lemon-raspberry-bars-with-shortbread-crust.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/03/lemon-raspberry-bars-with-shortbread-crust.html#comments Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:16:33 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21365 The last few days have been filled with cold medicine, kleenex, and binge-watching Netflix. I don’t know how they do it, but our favourite shows seem to always know when we’re feeling run down and they all come back at once to make us feel better. Lately, Trevor and I have been enjoying the last […]

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Lemon Raspberry Bars with Shortbread Crust

The last few days have been filled with cold medicine, kleenex, and binge-watching Netflix. I don’t know how they do it, but our favourite shows seem to always know when we’re feeling run down and they all come back at once to make us feel better. Lately, Trevor and I have been enjoying the last season of Girls (sob), the mid-season return of Last Man on Earth and the newest season of Love. Cooking has been pretty minimal due to lack of energy, so I’ve been making a point to clean out the freezer and eat all the leftovers. It’s times like these that I’m grateful for batch cooking.

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Carrot and Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/02/carrot-and-apple-cinnamon-oatmeal-cookies.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/02/carrot-and-apple-cinnamon-oatmeal-cookies.html#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:38:14 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=4943 I’ve been cautiously enjoying the warm weather we’ve been experiencing as of late. Cautious because I know it won’t last. Concerned because it’s a little unnatural to have double digit weather in the middle of February. I think this Sarah Scribbles comic I recently saw on Facebook properly sums up my feelings best. Despite my […]

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Carrot and Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve been cautiously enjoying the warm weather we’ve been experiencing as of late. Cautious because I know it won’t last. Concerned because it’s a little unnatural to have double digit weather in the middle of February. I think this Sarah Scribbles comic I recently saw on Facebook properly sums up my feelings best.

Despite my conflicted feelings, I took advantage of this nice weather a couple weeks ago and shot these cookie photos outside. I normally don’t do any photography on our little south-facing balcony, but I really wanted to make use of this old table I snagged a couple years ago from the furniture recycle drop-off room in our building. The last few wet winters have not been kind to this table, but this makes for an excellent surface for food photography. I’ll take what I can get, especially since our limited condo space makes hoarding multiple photography surfaces pretty difficult. In fact, at this point, I’m pretty sure my days of dragging this musty table inside for photos are now over.

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