On the Menu – QEII Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Markets | No Comments

Time to stock up for the long weekend – lots of opportunities for a leisurely breakfast of granola and fresh fruit!  Here’s what’s on the menu –

Honeyspoon Blend Granola – Our signature blend of oats, almonds and hemp hearts coated in a delicious caramelized honey butter and toasted to golden, clumpy perfection.

Maple, Pecan and Olive Oil Blend Granola – This blend of oats, pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds and pepitas, toasted with maple syrup and olive oil is a whole foods, vegan extravaganza!

Double Coconut Blend Granola – Back this week by popular demand! Two times the coconut, two times the delicious flavour! Baked with organic extra virgin coconut oil and containing coconut flakes, cashews, pumpkin seeds – lightly sweetened with maple syrup – this granola is vegan, wholesome and just a touch tropical. An island holiday in a bowl!

Granola Flight – a great way to taste all three of our granolas – a 200g bag of each of our flavours, all packaged in a reusable (and very cute!) canvas bag.

Sweet & Salty Wedges – a mixture of dates, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and dark chocolate chunks finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes. This grain-free, energy-filled, versatile snack works with your morning coffee or your evening glass of red.

Dark Chocolate, Cranberry & Pecan Granola Bars –  Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate with dried cranberries, toasted pecans and coconut in our base of local organic oats. Sweet and tart, with hits of chocolate deliciousness.

Toasted Walnut, Ginger and Dark Chocolate Chunk Blondies – buttery blondies with toasted walnuts, crystallized ginger bits and dark chocolate.  Sweet, zingy, crunchy deliciousness.  Oh, and did I mention they’re gluten free?

Brown Butter Hazelnut Browniesthe name says it all. Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and browned butter – all this and gluten free!

Strawberry Macaroons –  Our delicious coconut honey macaroons made even more delightful with the addition of local strawberries…mmm…strawberries.

Lemon Poached Rhubarb and Strawberry Friands – the most popular cafe snack in Australia, friands are small, moist almond cakes made with browned butter.  Our version is made gluten free with buckwheat flour, and contains local lemon poached rhubarb and strawberries.

Cafe Crush – Olive + Gourmando

Posted by on Jun 24, 2012 in Cafe Crush | One Comment


For this edition of Cafe Crush, we’ll be visiting a cafe I’ve been to and loved – Olive + Gourmando in Montreal. Tucked away on a side street in old Montreal, Olive + Gourmando is one of the coziest cafes I’ve ever been too. Could have been something to do with the lightly falling snow outside, but the red walls felt immediately welcoming.

The food was fantastic too – as well as a beautiful selection of sweets and breads, they have a full lunch menu including gorgeous house made ricotta cheese. I had a wonderful asian salad with tofu. They have a big sign up that says “Eat Real Food” – and, you can get drinks there – my kind of place!

It’s hard to express how great this place is in just a few words and photos (the photos are from the Kitchn by the way – I think I was too focussed on the food to get any of my own!) – but I said to myself, if I ever owned a cafe, I would want it to be like this. Amazing food, decor and people – look forward to our next visit to Montreal so that I can go back!

On the Menu – Hubbards Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Jun 23, 2012 in Markets | One Comment

 

Don’t let the forecast for tomorrow keep you away – we have lots of delicious (and new!) items on the menu at Hubbards Farmer’s Market tomorrow –

Honeyspoon Blend Granola – Our signature blend of oats, almonds and hemp hearts coated in a delicious caramelized honey butter and toasted to golden, clumpy perfection.

Maple, Pecan and Olive Oil Blend Granola – This blend of oats, pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds and pepitas, toasted with maple syrup and olive oil is a whole foods, vegan extravaganza!

Double Coconut Blend Granola – Back this week by popular demand! Two times the coconut, two times the delicious flavour! Baked with organic extra virgin coconut oil and containing coconut flakes, cashews, pumpkin seeds – lightly sweetened with maple syrup – this granola is vegan, wholesome and just a touch tropical. An island holiday in a bowl!

Granola Flight – a great way to taste all three of our granolas – a 200g bag of each of our flavours, all packaged in a reusable (and very cute!) canvas bag.

Sweet & Salty Wedges – a mixture of dates, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and dark chocolate chunks finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes. This grain-free, energy-filled, versatile snack works with your morning coffee or your evening glass of red.

Blueberry, White Chocolate, Ginger and Almond Granola Bars– Organic fair trade white chocolate with dried wild blueberries, almonds and crystallized ginger in our base of local organic oats.  The delicious sweetness of the chocolate and berries is perfectly balanced with zingy hits of ginger, and the almonds add a protein punch!

Salted Caramel Pecan Blondies – buttery blondies with caramel bits and toasted pecans finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes – and they’re gluten free to boot!

Brown Butter Hazelnut Browniesthe name says it all. Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and browned butter – all this and gluten free!

Coconut Honey Macaroons – Crispy and chewy coconut macaroons sweetened with Nova Scotia honey and organic cane sugar.  Drift away on a cloud of coco-nutty goodness.

Strawberry Macaroons –  Our delicious coconut honey macaroons made even more delightful with the addition of local strawberries…mmm…strawberries.

Lemon Poached Rhubarb and Strawberry Friands – the most popular cafe snack in Australia, friands are small, moist almond cakes made with browned butter.  Our version is made gluten free with buckwheat flour, and contains local lemon poached rhubarb and strawberries.

On the Menu – QEII Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Markets | No Comments

 

Summer has officially started – woo hoo!  We have lots of old favourites on the menu tomorrow – hope you’ll pop by and see us!

Honeyspoon Blend Granola – Our signature blend of oats, almonds and hemp hearts coated in a delicious caramelized honey butter and toasted to golden, clumpy perfection.

Maple, Pecan and Olive Oil Blend Granola – This blend of oats, pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds and pepitas, toasted with maple syrup and olive oil is a whole foods, vegan extravaganza!

Double Coconut Blend Granola – Back this week by popular demand! Two times the coconut, two times the delicious flavour! Baked with organic extra virgin coconut oil and containing coconut flakes, cashews, pumpkin seeds – lightly sweetened with maple syrup – this granola is vegan, wholesome and just a touch tropical. An island holiday in a bowl!

Granola Flight – a great way to taste all three of our granolas – a 200g bag of each of our flavours, all packaged in a reusable (and very cute!) canvas bag.

Sweet & Salty Wedges – a mixture of dates, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and dark chocolate chunks finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes. This grain-free, energy-filled, versatile snack works with your morning coffee or your evening glass of red.

Dark Chocolate, Cranberry & Pecan Granola Bars – they’re back! Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate with dried cranberries, toasted pecans and coconut in our base of local organic oats. Sweet and tart, with hits of chocolate deliciousness.

Salted Caramel Pecan Blondies – buttery blondies with caramel bits and toasted pecans finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes – and they’re gluten free to boot!

Brown Butter Hazelnut Browniesthe name says it all. Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and browned butter – all this and gluten free!

Coconut Honey Macaroons – Crispy and chewy coconut macaroons sweetened with Nova Scotia honey and organic cane sugar.  Drift away on a cloud of coco-nutty goodness.

 

On the Menu – Wolfville Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Jun 16, 2012 in Markets | No Comments

 

It’s shaping up to be a wonderful warm sunny day tomorrow – a great opportunity to get to the market and stock up on some granola!  Here’s what else we have on the menu:

Honeyspoon Blend Granola – Our signature blend of oats, almonds and hemp hearts coated in a delicious caramelized honey butter and toasted to golden, clumpy perfection.

Maple, Pecan and Olive Oil Blend Granola – This blend of oats, pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds and pepitas, toasted with maple syrup and olive oil is a whole foods, vegan extravaganza!

Double Coconut Blend Granola – Back this week by popular demand! Two times the coconut, two times the delicious flavour! Baked with organic extra virgin coconut oil and containing coconut flakes, cashews, pumpkin seeds – lightly sweetened with maple syrup – this granola is vegan, wholesome and just a touch tropical. An island holiday in a bowl!

Granola Flight – a great way to taste all three of our granolas – a 200g bag of each of our flavours, all packaged in a reusable (and very cute!) canvas bag.

Sweet & Salty Wedges – a mixture of dates, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and dark chocolate chunks finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes. This grain-free, energy-filled, versatile snack works with your morning coffee or your evening glass of red.

Dark Chocolate, Cranberry & Pecan Granola Bars – they’re back! Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate with dried cranberries, toasted pecans and coconut in our base of local organic oats. Sweet and tart, with hits of chocolate deliciousness.

Salted Caramel Pecan Blondies – buttery blondies with caramel bits and toasted pecans finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes – and they’re gluten free to boot!

Brown Butter Hazelnut Browniesthe name says it all. Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and browned butter – all this and gluten free!

Simple Strawberry Morning Cake – A simple almond, millet and yogurt cake, lightly sweetened with organic cane sugar and studded with strawberries.  A cake you can feel good about eating for breakfast!

Coconut Honey Macaroons – Crispy and chewy coconut macaroons sweetened with Nova Scotia honey and organic cane sugar.  Drift away on a cloud of coco-nutty goodness.

See you tomorrow!

On the Menu – QEII Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Markets | No Comments

Looking forward to another sunny day at the QEII!  We had so many customers last week looking for the Double Coconut Granola, we decided to bring it back.  We have a few more old favourites and some new treats on the menu this week:

Honeyspoon Blend Granola – Our signature blend of oats, almonds and hemp hearts coated in a delicious caramelized honey butter and toasted to golden, clumpy perfection.

Maple, Pecan and Olive Oil Blend Granola – This blend of oats, pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds and pepitas, toasted with maple syrup and olive oil is a whole foods, vegan extravaganza!

Double Coconut Blend Granola – Back this week by popular demand! Two times the coconut, two times the delicious flavour! Baked with organic extra virgin coconut oil and containing coconut flakes, cashews, pumpkin seeds – lightly sweetened with maple syrup – this granola is vegan, wholesome and just a touch tropical. An island holiday in a bowl!

Granola Flight – a great way to taste all three of our granolas – a 200g bag of each of our flavours, all packaged in a reusable (and very cute!) canvas bag.

Sweet & Salty Wedges – a mixture of dates, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and dark chocolate chunks finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes. This grain-free, energy-filled, versatile snack works with your morning coffee or your evening glass of red.

Dark Chocolate, Cranberry & Pecan Granola Bars – they’re back! Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate with dried cranberries, toasted pecans and coconut in our base of local organic oats. Sweet and tart, with hits of chocolate deliciousness.

Salted Caramel Pecan Blondies – buttery blondies with caramel bits and toasted pecans finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes – and they’re gluten free to boot!

Brown Butter Hazelnut Browniesthe name says it all. Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and browned butter – all this and gluten free!

Strawberry Almond Upside-Down Cake – Moist almond cake, lightly sweetened with honey, topped with fresh local strawberries caramelized in dark brown sugar.  A grain-free delight!

I am just in the process of testing another recipe, and the tests are going very well.  There may yet be a delicious, last minute addition – stay tuned!

Cafe Crush – Amelie and Friends

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 in Cafe Crush | One Comment


I have always loved spending time in cafes – not just because of the food and drink – but often because of their design and attention to detail.  I have been known to travel miles when visiting a city just to go to a great cafe I’ve read about. So, I’ve decided to start a feature on the blog called “cafe crush” – which will basically talk about all the cafes I’ve developed crushes on for their food, philosophy, design – whatever! First up is Amelie and Friends in Chichester, England. I’ve never visited Chichester, but if I do, Amelie and Friends will be my first stop.  Not only does the food look amazing, but I love the way the design incorporates all my favorite things – subway tiles, rustic wood, tin and chalkboards.
Their packaging and branding is great too – just looking at these whimsical slogans makes me happy!

And, last but not least – the dining hall.  A great new use for those utilitarian outdoor lights.  I can imagine kicking back here with breakfast and the papers, enjoying more than one coffee!

On the Menu – Hubbards Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 in Markets | One Comment

Looking forward to seeing all my regulars at Hubbards, and hopefully some new faces too!  Been busy baking up a storm for the market tomorrow – here’s what’s on the menu –

Honeyspoon Blend Granola – Our signature blend of oats, almonds and hemp hearts coated in a delicious caramelized honey butter and toasted to golden, clumpy perfection.

Maple, Pecan and Olive Oil Blend Granola – This blend of oats, pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds and pepitas, toasted with maple syrup and olive oil is a whole foods, vegan extravaganza!

Carrot Cake Granola – A delicious vegan granola sweetened with maple syrup and featuring the flavours of one of our favorite desserts including pecans, coconut, flax, ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and – of course – fresh organic carrots.

Granola Flight – a great way to taste all three of our granolas – a 200g bag of each of our flavours, all packaged in a reusable (and very cute!) canvas bag.

Sweet & Salty Wedges – a mixture of dates, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and dark chocolate chunks finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes. This grain-free, energy-filled, versatile snack works with your morning coffee or your evening glass of red.

Dark Chocolate, Cranberry & Pecan Granola Bars – they’re back! Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate with dried cranberries, toasted pecans and coconut in our base of local organic oats. Sweet and tart, with hits of chocolate deliciousness.

Salted Caramel Pecan Blondies – buttery blondies with caramel bits and toasted pecans finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes – and they’re gluten free to boot!

Brown Butter Hazelnut Browniesthe name says it all. Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and browned butter – all this and gluten free!

Mini Cinnamon Donuts with Date, Hazelnut and Coconut Topping– Mmmm….donuts. Baked miniature cinnamon donuts with a cinnamon, date, hazelnut and coconut topping. These little grain-free beauties are made with almond flour and sweetened with honey.

Brown Butter Strawberry Cake with Rhubarb Lime Curd and Coconut Cream Cheese Icing – local strawberries and rhubarb, accented with the flavours of lime and coconut, are the stars of this lucious layer cake.  Made with organic almond flour and sweetened with raw honey, this cake is a nutritious indulgence!

On the Menu – QEII Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in Markets | No Comments

Last Friday at the QEII Market was great! Looking forward to another sunny day outside. Here’s what we have on the menu – apologies for the delay, we had a very full day of baking!

Honeyspoon Blend Granola – Our signature blend of oats, almonds and hemp hearts coated in a delicious caramelized honey butter and toasted to golden, clumpy perfection.

Maple, Pecan and Olive Oil Blend Granola – This blend of oats, pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds and pepitas, toasted with maple syrup and olive oil is a whole foods, vegan extravaganza!

Carrot Cake Granola – A delicious vegan granola sweetened with maple syrup and featuring the flavours of one of our favorite desserts including pecans, coconut, flax, ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and – of course – fresh organic carrots.

Granola Flight – a great way to taste all three of our granolas – a 200g bag of each of our flavours, all packaged in a reusable (and very cute!) canvas bag.

Sweet & Salty Wedges – a mixture of dates, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and dark chocolate chunks finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes. This grain-free, energy-filled, versatile snack works with your morning coffee or your evening glass of red.

Dark Chocolate, Cranberry & Pecan Granola Bars – they’re back! Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate with dried cranberries, toasted pecans and coconut in our base of local organic oats. Sweet and tart, with hits of chocolate deliciousness.

Salted Caramel Pecan Blondies – buttery blondies with caramel bits and toasted pecans finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes – and they’re gluten free to boot!

Brown Butter Hazelnut Browniesthe name says it all. Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and browned butter – all this and gluten free!

Mini Cinnamon Donuts with Date, Hazelnut and Coconut Topping– Mmmm….donuts. Baked miniature cinnamon donuts with a cinnamon, date, hazelnut and coconut topping. These little grain-free beauties are made with almond flour and sweetened with honey.

Look forward to seeing you there!