Strawberry chocolate syrup with a hint of fresh mint and cardamom is an easy to make recipe but with a flavour complexity that makes it an elegant addition to summer desserts and drinks! There are times, it would seem, where you really wish something had worked out differently. And it gnaws at you, in the back of your brain, even if you tell yourself it’s
I forgot about my rhubarb patch this spring. Well, not “forgot” exactly. Just, sort of… well I would remember for a fraction of a second and think I should go check on it and then get distracted until a day or two later and then… well… rinse, lather and repeat. It sits at the very back of the garden tucked amongst raspberry canes that are
This is going to sound so very lame. Given that this is a food blog, that is. The thing is… I’m loathed to do any Christmas baking this year. I know, I know… I can hear the gasps of horror from here. Trust me, I’m doing the same with my inner voice. I decided, wisely or not, that I needed to do something about my
Here’s the thing with Vancouver: it rains… almost all the time. They never show you that in the tourism brochures. But trust me, that’s the reality. But then, then one day, the clouds part and we get glorious sunshine streaming down on everything. And it’s green (from all that rain) and fresh and smells like the ocean. The sun sparkles off of all the glass that
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
Who does not love pie? Seriously – it’s pretty much the perfect dessert and it takes literally 10 minutes to throw one together. At least, that’s if you follow my “I will never make my own pastry again” rule. If you insist on making pastry, it’s gonna take you a little longer and a whole lot more mess. At least, that’s what happens when I
One of the benefits of my job is, I have a lot of creative clients. This makes me ridiculously happy for many reasons. But, here’s one of the best reasons: I get to do totally fun stuff with them that I wouldn’t get to do if I still worked in a corporate office. My first experience with this was a couple of years ago, when
I’m out of town working this week so I thought this would be a great opportunity to introduce you to not only one of my favourite photographers, but also, my good friend Sylvia, who graciously agreed to write a guest post for me. Sylvia and I “met” back in 2004/5 online through bookcrossing.com and discovered a mutual love of books, food and photography (and especially
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!