Nothing forces you to be creative like having next to nothing. When you create on demand for a living there’s days where you just want to bang your head against your desk and will a great idea into your brain. But that doesn’t really work. Trust me – I’ve tried it. Many times. All that happens is a bruised forehead – and a headache. So
Last weekend, I made cheesy garlic biscuits. I didn’t start out my day thinking I would make biscuits. I actually got it into my head that I wanted to make scones. I’m not really sure why I wanted to do this. I’ve never made scones in my life. I’m not a huge fan of scones in general. But for some reason, I thought I should
The title of this post is misleading. It implies guacamole is difficult to make when it’s actually one of the world’s easiest things to whip up. I’ve been on an avocado kick for the past month. I do that. I go through phases with avocados. I’ll eat them every day for weeks and then lose all interest for months. Unless they’re in my sushi rolls.
I am a huge fan of roasted vegetables. Even in spring. I have two vegetables in particular that I can eat in massive quantities: asparagus and cauliflower. The other afternoon I was at Granville Island for lunch and all I could think about was going to the market and buying cauliflower and asparagus for dinner. In fact, that was ALL I wanted for dinner. Roasting
I am a bit glum this week. It’s Photoshop World 2011 in Las Vegas and I had really, really hoped to be there this year. I had to miss last year and promised myself I’d make it up to me this year. But money and other commitments meant it didn’t get to happen and I’m a bit gloomy as a result. As a designer
New Years. My body is saying “go away chocolate.” Well… no, not really. My body would never say “go away chocolate”. I think I’m genetically predisposed to have a chocolate addiction. However, I am done with the sweets and rich treats for a little while. At least a week, anyway. Something about January makes me think of Ikea. I don’t know why. Like everything is
Ah, I promised you all another tomato recipe. I’m swimming in the the things. I’ve always wanted to make a tomato tart. There is something so… handmade looking about them. Simple food that is so beautiful to look at and tasty to eat… the simpler the flavours the better. This recipe, which I got from Delia Online and then modified a bit to suit my
Yes, I’m back with more tomatoes. I can’t help it – they’re everywhere in my house and yard. A bumper crop this year! So I have to find things to do with them. Soup seemed like a good way to use up lots – one batch uses up 2lbs of the things. And I have to confess – I’ve never made soup from scratch before.
Fresh salsa is so easy to make and makes great use of summer produce – especially tomatoes! And it tastes so much better than supermarket jarred salsa. In keeping with the whole tomato theme right now, I decided to make fresh salsa this weekend. If you’re looking for ways to use up your tomatoes, salsa is one of the easiest things you can make. And