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Hazelnut Havana parfait

Hazelnut Havana parfait

With its slightly boozy grittiness, the filbert cream in this parfait contrasts with the velvet texture of fresh local razzies. Both the cream and the granola feature BC’s only commercially produced nut. Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain pumpkin pie granola

Rocky Mountain pumpkin pie granola

Although granola is obviously a beautiful candidate for lightweight, compact energy during travel and camping, I find store-bought options a little pricier and sweeter than ideal. This unusual consortium of pumpkin and oats is named for a cross-province Greyhound trip last weekend.While busing to Alberta for a friend’s wedding this past summer, I got to … Continue reading

Filo pastry fou fous with anise apple filling

One of my particularly wonderful friends is engaged, and two of her girlfriends organized a brunch this weekend to celebrate with Janet. With a view for bringing a dessert that was slightly fancier than what I would normally make, I decided to take the plunge and experiment with filo pastry for the first time. Most … Continue reading