Pumpkin Sesame Granola

Pumpkin Sesame Granola

I've spent the last week making as much ice cream as humanly possible for one lady in one tiny kitchen. I've been rotating pre-frozen drums for my standard-issue ice cream maker (and dreaming loftily of a compressor model) while stocking my ice cream coffers, as I'll be setting up shop at the Parkdale Flea this weekend with four fall-inspired flavours: Pumpkin Spice, Chocolate Chai, Salted Maple Bourbon, and Vanilla Browned Butter!

So after all this time spent up to my elbows in cream, eggs, sugar, and more cream, I was craving something a little... different. I also found myself with a surplus of pumpkin puree. Hardly the worst problem to face! 

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A Danish-ish Brunch

A Danish-ish Brunch

My grandparents packed up their things and took a boat from Denmark to Halifax in 1956 to start a new life in Canada. And while they certainly took pains to integrate into Canadian culture, they always celebrated their Danish heritage. Growing up, visiting my grandparents meant garlands of tiny Danish flags on the Christmas tree, the comforting smells of frikadeller (Danish meatballs), and lots & lots of Danish mid-century modern furniture.

While I'm not about to integrate pickled herring into my day-to-day life, it's nice to bring a little Danishness to a meal, even if its not quite so traditional.

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