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Montreal

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If you haven’t been Montreal city, I would highly recommend adding it to your list of places to visit. From the multiple types of shopping stores along the centre ville to the amazing view of the whole city from Mount Royal, it’s definitely worth the journey.

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In the picture above, that’s just a few of the 400 stairs we had to climb to get to the top of Mont Royal(Seriously!!). It was definitely a workout but the view was worth it.

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After Mont Royal, we decided to explore the centre ville.

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Bonjour Sherbrooke

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I am currently staying in Quebec, as an exchange student, trying to learn as much french as possible in a month. If you haven’t been to Quebec before, it’s pretty much the smaller equivalent of France. Everything is in french( I mean EVERYTHING). Very few people speak both english and french there as well. Within Quebec I’ve been to Sherbrooke city which is incredibly beautiful.
I took a tour of the city and snapped a few pics for you guys.

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Happy Easter

Egg hunts, having four days off and spending time with family are a few of my favourite things about Easter. Today I decided to relax and unwind at home with family. One thing led to another and before I knew it, I was whipping up ingredients here and there trying to make some muffins. 

Anyways, they turned out pretty good, based on the fact that this was my first time ever using spelt flour. 

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Spelt flour is a great substitute for wheat flour, and it isn’t a flour that will weigh your baked goods down. It is also easier to digest. Products made with spelt usually have a very tender, light crumb and a soft texture, which was evident in these muffins.

 

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Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup whole grain spelt flour
  2. 1 cup whole grain oat flour
  3. 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  4. 1/3 cup agave nectar/honey/mollases
  5. 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  8. 1/4 cup almond/coconut/regular milk*                           

*I added a bit of milk at the end to make the batter smoother. It’s completely optional depending on how moist you like your muffins.

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease muffin pans.
  • In one bowl, mix the spelt flour, oat flour and baking soda. In a second bowl mix the rest of the ingredients.(#4-8)
  • Combine the dry and wet ingredients, by making a hole in the centre of the first bowl and pouring bowl #2 in the middle. Mix by folding in the dry ingredients with a spatula.
  • Spoon the batter into the muffin pans and fill them halfway.
  • Bake for half an hour, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Enjoy!
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