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Anna's Top Baking Tips

1. USE FRUITS IN SEASON – Whether for fruit pies, filling cakes, tarts or scones, fresh fruit in season is at its nutritional and flavor peak.  Why bake with bananas in July, when blueberries are at their best? 2. WHY BAKE WITH UNSALTED…

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ANNA OLSON’S HOLIDAY BAKING HINTS

1. Shortbread Secrets – Make them melt in your mouth Use unsalted butter and pure vanilla extract – you’ll taste the difference in the end result Use the top rack of the oven, so the cookies don’t brown too much on the bottom Rotate pans…

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AUTUMN STATE OF MIND

The Tuesday after Labour Day is more of a fresh start for me than January 1st, and I’m guessing I’m not alone in that sentiment.  I adored the first day back to school, and it had nothing to do with a new outfit, backpack or the fact I was a…

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Summer Treats

There’s such a great energy to summer – getting up before an alarm dictates your routine, getting a full dose of vitamin D from the sun, and moving around with ease. Even getting yourself out the door is simpler than any other time of year –…

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SPRINGTIME PLEASURES

Finally….spring is showing signs of extending her stay!  After one of the harshest winters I can recall here in Ontario, I see fat, early robins hopping around my lawn, listening to the earth to find that elusive worm.  And aren’t they a…

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