Canal Notes Cooks: Pumpkin Bread


Still doing lots of baking here!  A few people have been asking for this recipe so I thought I would post it here for all to see and enjoy!  I created this recipe by adapting my Banana Bread DE-luxe to make this moist and delicious autumnal treat with no refined sugar or flour.  As with my banana […]

How to Make Your Own Vanilla Extract


I’ve run through my first bottle of homemade vanilla extract and thought I would share with you how I make it.  It is so easy and the results are SO much better than store-bought vanilla extract.  If you like to bake, this is so worthwhile. Here’s what you need: 2 or more dark colored glass […]

Canal Notes Cooks: Banana Bread Deluxe Recipe


I’ve been doing lots of baking lately and thought I’d share one of my own recipes.  A friend and I developed this recipe together by trying many different ones and tweaking it until it was perfect.  I call it Banana Bread DE-Luxe.  That’s with the chocolate, coconut and pecans.  If you leave those out, it’s […]

Canal Notes Has a Whole New Look!

I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely Easter! If you’ve looked at the blog in the last week or two, you might have noticed a few changes. I’ve been working on an update to a fresh new look and it’s ready to see.  I still have a few more tweaks I’d like to make, but Canal […]

Canal Notes Clicks – April 8th

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Hope everyone is enjoying the early days of spring!  This winter has given us a longer list of home improvement projects to tackle before next winter comes along.  Winters in New Orleans are generally very mild, but we had a few really cold days this year, which felt even colder in a home which isn’t […]