Classic Recipes: Banana Bread

Classic Recipes: Banana Bread

There are certain recipes that we all have in our recipe boxes or repertoires.  The classics.  It almost seems silly to blog them because, well… the world has about 10,000 banana bread recipe already.  What could I possibly have to offer up that’s new? Probably nothing. Be that as it may, I love banana bread and I’ve always loved my mom’s recipe for it. Let’s

Pear Cranberry Toffee Oatmeal Cookies

pear cranberry oatmeal cookies

Adding pears to cookies is easy when you use dried fruit – like in these Pear and Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies! Happiest of new years to all of you, my readers!  I hope 2015 brings you lots of great things including a little bit of inspiration to create something new every day – even if it’s just something tiny.  A little flower doodled in the corner

Mince Tarts for Christmas

Mince Tarts for Christmas | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

Little mince tarts are a holiday classic and they’re so fast to put together – if you cheat a little (ok… a lot, haha) You all know my feelings on pastry if you read the blog regularly.  We don’t get along. It’s a love hate relationship.  I love eating pastry.  But I do not like making it – it never works.  Maybe I need to take

Simplicity: Stone Fruit, Feta & Mint Salad

Simplicity: Stone Fruit, Feta & Mint Salad | eyes bigger than my stomach

Simplicity on a plate comes in the form of grilled nectarines or peaches with crumbled feta and sprigs of mint. Arranged neatly on a plate it’s quick, simple and delicious. I feel like summer disappeared and I missed it somehow. I did not buy flats of blueberries or bags of fresh, local peaches.  I left half my raspberries hanging on the vine after becoming overwhelmed

Strawberry Chocolate Syrup

Strawberry Chocolate Syrup | eyes bigger than my stomach

Strawberry chocolate syrup with a hint of fresh mint and cardamom is an easy to make recipe but with a flavour complexity that makes it an elegant addition to summer desserts and drinks! There are times, it would seem, where you really wish something had worked out differently. And it gnaws at you, in the back of your brain, even if you tell yourself it’s

Rhubarb Apple Tart with Coconut and Chocolate

Rhubarb Apple Tart with Coconut & Chocolate | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

As quickly as it comes, rhubarb season leaves and so, this is my second but also my last rhubarb post of the year.  Last week’s rhubarb apple crisp was so highly rated in this household that I decided to work with the rhubarb apple combo again for this tart. The tart itself was inspired by a rhubarb white chocolate almond tart I saw in Edible

Rhubarb Maple Apple Crisp

Maple Rhubarb Apple Crisp | eyes bigger than my stomach

I forgot about my rhubarb patch this spring. Well, not “forgot” exactly.  Just, sort of… well I would remember for a fraction of a second and think I should go check on it and then get distracted until a day or two later and then… well… rinse, lather and repeat. It sits at the very back of the garden tucked amongst raspberry canes that are

Butter Baked Goods, Mixed Berry Muffins and Post Processing

Butter Baked Good, Mixed Berry Muffins and Post Processing

I have been quiet in this space lately.  But not quiet overall.  When I haven’t been doing client work, I’ve been busy doing a lot of writing.  Far more than I usually do.  I spent most of January working on a 31 Day Clean Up Your Blog series over at Food Bloggers of Canada along with my charming chum and FBC partner in crime, Ethan

Ginger Molasses Cookies Stuffed With Molasses Kisses

ginger molasses cookies stuffed with molasses cookies | www.eyesbiggerthanmystomach.com

Well hello there! It’s been a while hasn’t it?  No cookies, no photography tips, just empty internet space.  Well, I’m here to fix that today – with cookies! Fall calls out for homemade cookies and my first batch out of the oven is usually my double chocolate chip cookies, but this autumn I’ve been craving some scrumptious, soft, chewy, spicy ginger molasses cookies.  And these

Concord Grape Apple Pie for Thanksgiving

Concord Grape & Apple Pie | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

Apparently… grape apple pie is a thing.  I only just found this out.  After going apple picking a few weeks ago, I was chatting with Food Husband Sean about what kind of pie I should make with all this fruit.  I didn’t want to do my usual sour cream apple pie or a straight up apple pie… Sean: I  know what kind of pie you