I love Two Peas and Their Pod. Maria makes the best cookies. Her recipes have never failed this cookie monster. She has over 100 of them and this is the third I’ve tried. I think it might just be my favourite. It has only good, yummy things in it. And by good, I don’t mean healthy. I mean tasty. Don’t confuse the two. You start
I know that a lot of fun is often made about British cuisine. But I will tell you something: there are things the UK gets right: chocolate fish and chips beer honest to goodness proper pubs to drink said beer in all things dessert (or pudding as they call it, whether or not in includes actual pudding) tea biscuits (or as we know them here
I have to confess, I’m a wee bit frustrated at the moment! Things are good right now: I have as much work as I can physically take on, which as a freelancer, is a great thing! I am excited to be taking part in Vancouver’s Bake for the Quake Event in a few weeks with my friend Elle – we have some delicious goodies planned!
A few weeks ago, I was perusing Chapter’s cookbook section, as one often does when one is: hungry looking for photography inspiration looking for recipe inspiration waiting forever for somebody to show up for your coffee date… I do this with alarming frequency, which given my inability to leave Chapters without buying something, is probably not healthy for my budget… This particular day, I was
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
The first time I remember having lemon curd was when I was 15 and visiting England for the second time. (My first trip was when I was two. All I remember was I had a jigsaw puzzle that I got to do on the plane and I think it came in a tin. I still love jigsaw puzzles…) I’d been wanting to go to London
Strawberries and lemons. They’re so pretty. And especially together. Tart and sweet. So different but so committed to making their relationship work out. I love strawberry lemon tarts because they have so many layers of flavours. You might not think so.. you might think they only have two: strawberries and lemons. But you would be wrong. It starts with tart lemon curd, then the slightly
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 is nothing like fresh, warm muffins with butter oozing into the cracks as it melts. They’re perfect for a weekend breakfast: quick, simple and filling, either on their own with a big mug of tea or as part of a hearty breakfast with all the fixings! Muffins made at home can be so much healthier than anything you buy at the local coffee shop
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