Cookies with spelt flour, banana and chocolate chips.

biscuits à la farine d'épeautre et banane

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One of my strangest habits is to keep a little notebook in my purse where I note all those dishes that I fall in love with, the recipes given by a friend or the flavors I do not want forget in order to re-elaborate them. I went around with a small green notebook for at least 5 years … you can easily imagine its condition when I decided to buy a new one. Despite the hard work that I had to do in order to copy all my notes in my cookbook, I kept on taking notes like crazy. Continue reading

Spelt and white beans soup

Spelt and white bean soup

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I noticed that the spelt is not really fashionable in Montreal, you can find a lot of grains everywhere but after more than a year living here, I’ve never seen spelt served in restaurants. That’s probably why when I went out with the purpose of buying it without knowing its name, neither in French nor in English , I started talking with a loud voice and moving my hands, exactly how everyone in the world would expect an Italian does. The poor girl who was serving me in the shop started to look at me like I was crazy (how can I blame her???) Continue reading