Spring is here. Finally. March has definitely come in like a lion in these parts with wind and rain to spare. But yesterday… yesterday was glorious! The windows in my office were wide open (benefit 8, subsection A-1.2 of Melissa’s Working From Home Guide) and I got to run in my capris and tanktop in the afternoon. Sun on my shoulders and calves… ah
A while back, before Christmas, I bought the new Cooking Light – Cooking Through The Seasons, for two reasons. I’m trying very hard to eat seasonally because it benefits everyone in so many ways: fresher food, locally grown food, less transport, more sustainable. Not to mention, flat out tastier. I’m also trying to cook “lighter” by experimenting with substitutions, which I have little experience with.
There are three things in this world that I love: Chocolate, Caramel and Salt. Well, ok, there’s more than three things. But for the purpose of this post let’s pretend that there are only three things. And how awesome is it when you get to combine all three things you love into one thing? And how even awesom-er is it when that thing is a
Today. Arggh. Mmm hmmm. Today was “Malfunction Monday”. Nothing went right. I wasted an entire morning sitting in traffic in completely miserable weather and never made my destination, none of the things I was waiting on arrived, my laptop is on the fritz, I am trying very hard to do all the things my dentist told me to do so I don’t have to fork
Ok, before I get into this post, I have to veer off topic for a minute. Well, not totally off topic – it revolves around food. More exactly, my breakfast this morning: Gourmet Cheerios 1 bowl of multigrain Cheerios 1/2 cup of leftover apple cinnamon compote 1 persimmon chopped up a generous splash of Vanilla flavoured, low fat soy milk Had no idea how it
For the first time, I decided to bake something for this blog expressly because I wanted to photograph it, not because I wanted to eat it. I stumbled across the recipe for Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies on the Two Peas and Their Pod site (great site if you’re a foodie, by the way) and immediately wanted to take a crack at shooting these babies.
We had our first snowfall here on Thursday/Friday and that can only mean one thing: Christmas Baking! I know a lot of my American counterparts are still working on Thanksgiving menus, but us Canadians are way past that! Bring on the chocolate and candy canes! Oh my goodness… I’m all about the exclamation points today! Ok, first things first… Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach is
You know those giant ginger cookies that Starbucks sells? The size of your hand and sprinkled with sugar? Yeah those ones. I’m addicted. I have a very very weak spot in my already cookie weakened spine for any kind of ginger cookie. I’ve also had to seriously cut back on my Starbucks addiction lately and I miss those cookies! So I decided to source out
Mmmm… cookies! I’ve been wanting oatmeal raisin cookies for weeks. So I finally bit the bullet and made some. Ya see, the problem with cookies is, it’s too easy to eat them. And I’m weak. While I had cookie ingredients out (cuz let’s face it, the ingredients don’t change much from cookie to cookie) I figured I’d make a batch of chocolate chip cookies as
Sometimes, it rains and rains and rains so hard, you need to make cookies. It’s just the way of life. We had 50mm of rain in one day yesterday and I needed an antidote to the weather. I also promised my dad, who’s a bit under the weather, that I’d bring him some cookies today. It was worth the effort – his whole face brightened