Donna Hay MagazineIssue 30. The funny thing....it's actually from an ad! The Sunbeam Cafe Series ad to be precise (and all their kitchen toys look awesome, by the way). This series only seems to be available in Australia for now. All I can say is ...What a Pity!!! I certainly could use the 4 slice toaster oven and the panini maker in my new home. But I digress... here's my version of the recipe in the ad - and don't you love how even the ads in Donna Hay's magazine are gorgeous, easy and delicious!
The zucchini bread is actually from another of my favorite sources - 101 Cookbooks. All of Heidi's recipes look stunning and taste wonderful. Be forwarned though, her recipe for zucchini bread is not your average "like Mom used to make" kind of bread. This one is very intriguing with crystallized ginger, poppy seeds and...what actually got my attention....Raz el Hanout spice blend. I bought some a while ago from my favorite spice shop in Toronto - The Spice Trader. I had a chat with the owner, Allison and asked her for her current fave spice blend and a recipe to go with it. I really did enjoy the beef stew which made me think of Moroccan tagines, but I hadn't thought of what else to do with it. Now I do! This zucchini bread is full of flavors. It somehow makes me think of gingerbread. You'll have to give it a try and let me know what it makes you think of.
Well, I'm off to the airport. Stay tuned for more of my Nova Scotia eating adventures.
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