It’s February already. Not even February 1st. But February 7th. We are already a quarter of the way through February. This freaks me out a little because it feels like, once again, the year is in danger of slipping by too quickly! So I thought it would be a good idea to check in with my word for 2016: minimize. I’ve slowly started going through my
Little mince tarts are a holiday classic and they’re so fast to put together – if you cheat a little (ok… a lot, haha) You all know my feelings on pastry if you read the blog regularly. We don’t get along. It’s a love hate relationship. I love eating pastry. But I do not like making it – it never works. Maybe I need to take
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.
This will be my last rhubarb post for the season. I still have loads left out in the garden but it’s all going to get harvested this weekend and either chopped up for freezing or made into rhubarb berry compote. This was an idea I got from fellow twitterer, @MichelleLKent. She mentioned that she’d made rhubarb butter tarts, something I never would have thought of,
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
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
Christmas is all about traditions. In my house, as in most, a lot of that revolves around food. Juicy mandarins were my favourite way to break the richness of all the chocolate and candy that my brother and I would stuff our mouths with on Christmas morning. There was always the requisite one in our stockings, way down at the bottom. Back in elementary school,
The other day, a friend told me that my food pictures here on the blog looked like I’d stolen them! Now, obviously, the photos are mine and he knows that – he meant it as a compliment and I certainly took it as one! I get asked a lot about how I go about taking my food pictures and the gear I use. The truth