Rye muffins with apples and fresh cranberries (dairy free)

dairy free muffins

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I’ve always had fun replacing regular white flour with “alternative” ones, either for the pleasure of experimenting with new flavors and texture or for the awareness that their use is very important for our well being. Lately I have been using alternative flours more than ever, both for sweet recipes and for salty ones. Read more

Buckwheat, maple syrup and cranberry small cakes

maple sirop and cranberries small cakes

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Did you know that Quebec is the most important exporter of maple syrup in the world? Yes, it is. I have heard many Quebecois friends talking about the different qualities of maple syrup, and that a lot families buy directly from trusted producers. Canadians put on the research for the best maple syrup, the same passion that we (Italians) put on olive oil. When the season comes, we talk for at least 2-3 weeks of the best quality at the best price. Everyone has his own pride. In Italy, maple syrup is known but not so often put in use. Since my arrival in Montreal I’ve been surprised by many qualities and varieties of maple syrup available. Read more