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May 17th, 2014 | Gluten Free Banana Bread with Preloved Toronto

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Walnut Banana Bread (adapted from Julia’s Album)

Ingredients
• 3 ripe bananas, smashed
• 1/3 cup melted butter
•  3/4 cup sugar
• 2 eggs, beaten
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 tsp baking soda
• 1 1/2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour
• 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
• 1 /2 cup walnuts
• 1/4 cup milk • salt

Method 1. Mix together mashed bananas and butter in a large bowl. Add sugar, egg and vanilla. Add baking soda, salt. Mix in the flour and xanthan gum then milk. Finally, add the chopped walnuts and mix. Do not over mix, batter will be lumpy.
2. Cover your pan with tinfoil, shiny side down, and butter. Pour the batter into the pan and sprinkle more walnuts on top. Bake for 1 hour at 350F.

Happy baking!

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May 12th, 2014 | Shop Local: Pineapple Street

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Alright, trying something new here. I love supporting local businesses anywhere I go, so I’ve decided to start showcasing some of my favourite hidden gems here! First up, Pineapple Street! For those of you who live in or around the Greater Toronto area, this is the first of two new shops courtesy of Michael Penny of Penney & Co! Michael is the owner and has quite an extensive resume. He is an interior designer, the former style editor of House & Home Magazine and is a regular guest on The Marilyn Denis Show. Pineapple Street is a fun place and I think it might be my new favourite store. I mean, just look at all that amazing Rifle Paper Co stuff!! Pineapple Street now homes all of the gift, home, floral and stationary products that you used to find at Penney & Co. and then some. It’s located in Durham Region in the heart of downtown Whitby.

Hours:
Tue – Fri: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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