Posts in summer
Avril's Oat Bread

Okay, so apparently this is not Avril's recipe, but instead Irene's, as denoted on the scrap of paper given to me by Avril, my best friend's mom and culinary legend. On a recent trip back to Michigan, we stayed with Avril and her husband Mervyn on their dairy farm in the north-east part of the state. 

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Seed + Nut Granola

Coarsely ground nuts are one of my most prized ingredients in the kitchen. They can be dried out and blitzed further into almond meal or flour, chucked into the blender for an added boost of protein to smoothies, tossed with some grated parmesan for a salty and crisp layer over roast veggies... the possibilities seem endless. My favorite way to use them though is in a super simple granola.

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Nectarine + Fig Frangipane

For fear of letting a surplus of summer stone fruit go to waste, I set out to bake. I toyed with the idea of a tart or cake, but ultimately decided a nutty frangipane (which is texturally somewhere in between the two) would best complement the saccharine flesh of our yellow nectarines. 

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