Sweet Potato Spice Muffins

Sweet Potato Muffins or Spice Bread

Busy mornings are better when I can grab a muffin from our homemade stash.  As the pace of life quickens, however, it can be tricky to squeeze in time for baking. That’s one reason I love to make muffins–they go in and out of the oven faster than loaves. My oldest daughter is always hankering for fresh-baked goods, and I can more easily oblige now, thanks to my … Continue reading Sweet Potato Muffins or Spice Bread

Purple Power Plum Pancakes | Swirls and Spice

Purple Power Plum Pancakes

The season for gathering up bundles of stone fruit to enjoy is here.  Peaches and plums are fruits I love to incorporate when the price per pound (or kilo) reflects their abundance.  For us it’s also the end of the summer break, and the race to outfit four kids for school is on.  Those lazy days of late mornings are being traded in for 7:00 a.m. bus departures. Getting them ready for school requires so … Continue reading Purple Power Plum Pancakes

Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Graham Crackers

At least once a day I have the feeling that it’s time for something sweet. But the best everyday treats are ones that don’t come loaded with guilt.  Graham crackers are such a treat, and are ever so handy to keep around for snacking and s’more making. Did you know that chocolate graham crackers are unique to the U.S.A.?  I could not find them in … Continue reading Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Graham Crackers

Very Vanilla Pear Bread {Gluten Free Option} | Swirls and Spice

Very Vanilla Pear Bread

This pear bread truly lets the fruit flavour shine through, offering just a slight touch of cinnamon spice.  Pears and vanilla pair well by complementing each others’ delicate aromas.  We’ve enjoyed this delicious bread several times over the last couple of months and I plan on making it regularly, as I now prefer it to banana bread. Though it is an ideal way to use … Continue reading Very Vanilla Pear Bread

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Crackers

  This week I’ve got a great new recipe for homemade crackers, and I am sharing it as a guest post.  My favourite version features cooked lentils, buckwheat flour, and brown rice flour.  They are crisp, healthy, and delicious!  You can find my recipe for Buckwheat Lentil Crackers at Whole New Mom.  Enjoy! Buckwheat Lentil Crackers with Cilantro Olive Tapenade Continue reading Gluten-Free Buckwheat Crackers