This easy rice pudding recipe only takes a few minutes to put together and is so simple – especially if you have a rice cooker! Childhood desserts… what’s your favourite? I don’t know if I can pick one but, the one I have been craving recently is my mom’s rice pudding recipe. Rice pudding has been on my brain since visiting Vij’s Rangoli a few weeks
In my backyard, I have four blueberry bushes. Three of them produce a small handful of berries every year. Just enough to toss in some yogurt or on my morning granola. Or just eat while I’m picking. The fourth bush, is a power producer. It produces enough berries most years to make a few smoothies or a couple of batches of blueberry muffins. This year,
Green tea matcha powder is like the super hero of teas. Add it to a breakfast smoothie to get a jump on your day! I drink green tea by the vat. No joke. Obviously, it’s the drink of choice when you sit down for a sushi lunch, sushi snack, sushi dinner… and if you live on Canada’s west coast you eat a lot of sushi.
If you had to choose, between lemon or chocolate, what would your choice be? Throw some rhubarb into the mix and would it make your decision any easier? Think about it… tart lemon with pockets of rhubarb, toasted coconut and sweet blueberries topped with a brown sugar, coconut, lemon zest streusel… or … moist zingy rhubarb offset with a cocoa-y muffin and a few chocolate
We are in the midst of one of the most beautiful Indian summers that I can remember. The days are still hot and dry but the leaves are starting to turn and the evenings have gotten downright cold. It’s the time of year that Vancouver produces the most incredible sunsets – there’s this fall haze that hangs over everything in the evenings turning the sky
It’s time. Time for summer to drift away. I can see it happening – the mid-afternoon light is no longer harsh. It’s turned soft and watery and golden. It’s my favourite light to sit and watch – I don’t know why. It’s one of those things I find hard to explain except that it feels peaceful and lazy, like there is no rush. The temperatures
Whenever I need to remove myself from the world, for whatever reason, I either pick up a camera, or immerse myself in the kitchen. Either choice is better than my natural instinct, which is to pick up my dog, get in my truck and drive until the road ends (in other words, run away). There is an odd similarity between photography and cooking or baking.
O. M. G. I know what you’re thinking… could she actually be posting a recipe post??? Like I said, O. M. G, I know! Crazy, wild wacky stuff. [pinit] I have to tell you, I actually made these 3 weeks ago. They’re long gone. In fact, there are no cookies in this house. No baked goods of any kind except for a loaf of bread
Today I thought I’d spend some time introducing you to the very basics of post processing food photographs. I think it’s very important, especially for beginners, to know that very, very few of the food photographs you see in magazines and on droolworthy blogs came out of the camera looking that way. Very few. I’d venture to say none. When you’re first starting out, you
I have been up to my eyeballs in blueberries this week! Sam and I took a drive to Surrey Farms at 152nd and Colebrook Road on Wednesday and bought three massive flats straight from the fields! That, my friends, is a lot of blueberries. According to the Blueberry Council of BC, my little corner of the world is the biggest producer of high bush blueberries