breakfast

Banana bread recipe – gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and fat free (‘cept for nuts)

April 4, 2015
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1/2 cup honey or maple syrup (I used slightly less)

3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (two lunch size containers)

2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 cup gluten free flour (recipe in previous post)
1/2 cup oat flour (going to add oat bran too next time)
3/4 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t cinnamon or less
1/4 t nutmeg
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (I used less, since I had less)
1/2 cup raisins or dried cherries, chopped
1/2 cup pecans

Grease two 9×5 loaf pans. Oven to 350
Mix eggs, honey/syrup, applesauce, bananas, and vanilla
Add premixed dry ingredients including raisins and nuts (float better in bread with a flour coating)
Pour into two loaf pans
Bake for 50-55 minutes. test with finger. Do NOT cover until completely cool!

 I wish saved a picture of this bread–Daniel loved it, as did the two B&B inspectors from Stratford Area Bed and Breakfast Association who came by last Tuesday. We passed with flying colours! 
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Local farm eggs and produce for 2015 breakfasts

March 28, 2015
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There is a huge emphasis on local farms in Ontario and we are surrounded by farms here in Stratford. Thanks to the Beacon Herald article on local farming, we found a local free run natural egg supplier for our Stratford Bed and Breakfasts in 2015, with a few fresh harvested herbs to accompany the eggs. This year we are delighted to be serving eggs from Lynn River Farms to all B&B guests. Here is a link to their website, for the curious.

http://lynnriverfarm.com/

“About Our Farm

My Grandparents had a small farm just outside of Stratford where my Grandma always had a magnificent garden. They had cows, some horses, a small acreage of land and lived what seemed to me a simpler life. My husband and I purchased this land in June 2009 with efforts to fix up the house built around 1836, bring back life inside the barn and in hopes to also try and live a simpler life. We believe in farming as naturally as possible, all our animals have access to outdoors, fresh air and sunshine. We use 100% certified organic seeds. Although we have chosen not be ‘certified’ organic we follow all organic principles and do not use any chemical fertilizers or synthetic pesticides.

*Sweet corn grown using conventional methods (non GMO).”

They will be opening a new farm stand this year, so guests heading East when they leave Stratford can stop by to buy Lynn River Farm produce and eggs on their way home!

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  • Returning Guest

    We are always so excited to start our next Stratford plans the minute we finish with the current one! We are looking forward to meeting you and appreciate all you are doing to make us feel welcome. We also can’t wait to see your work on the house. It’s wonderful to know that the house we have looked to as our home away from home is in your heart as well.
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