Experimenting with Dark Food Photography.

  I’ve been doing a lot of googling lately. I always feel like I need more gear, more props, and more gadgets, to get the images I drool over online. In particular the… Continue reading

Chipotle Popcorn.

Olive oil and mixed spices make this snack healthier than the usual simulated butter flavouring you’ll find at the movie theatre. “Recent studies show” that a large sized popcorn with butter at such… Continue reading

Vegetable Chips. Healthier Snacking.

    We were gifted a food dehydrator via snail mail two weeks ago- and this is my first attempt in many years at dehydrating! Since it’s finally summer there is a ton of… Continue reading

Zucchini Bread with Honey + Molasses

  Two days ago in British Columbia an astonishing 20 temperature records were broken at weather stations across the province. The temperature highs in the top three communities to break their records ranged from 40.7 C… Continue reading

Black Forest Cake (for Cheaters) + A Trip to Montreal

  Summer calls for food that is seasonal and light. When you google summer dessert you’re mostly overrun with fruit trifles and different (read: gimmicky) ways to make a watermelon look like a cake. Neither of… Continue reading

Chewy Nut Butter Cookies (butter free!)

  So, I’ve been in battle this week. A battle against red aphids on the chili pepper plants. I’ve tossed one plant and sprayed the other one with soapy suds in hopes that… Continue reading

Smoked Paprika + Fennel Seed Bread

  Tonight we’re devouring this bread with a little homemade pulled pork, limey cabbage and carrot slaw, and some lima bean and charred corn succotash. Jealous? You should be, it’s a delicious summer… Continue reading

Balcony Garden Progress (and my bread starter’s birthday)

  As I watch the tomato vines grow hairier despite recent rain and wind whipping, and find myself constantly repositioning pots and crates, I’m coming to know which of our green pets will do well here… Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Cookies (and our new balcony garden!)

  Sorry for the absence, we’ve been moving over the course of the last few weeks and I haven’t had much time for baking! Finally we’re moved in, organized, and set up- so… Continue reading

Burnt Eggplant Crostini with Garlic and Lemon

  Tonight I cook dinner from Ottolenghi and Tamimi’s Jerusalem, A Cookbook, and I know it’ll be delicious because everything in this book is excellent. It hasn’t failed us yet. On the menu: burnt eggplant… Continue reading

Chocolate Chunk Muffins with Dates

‘Busy’ is back!! Not only are we moving in a couple of weeks time but work is picking up speed, a trip to Montreal is on the horizon, and running season is officially back… Continue reading

Tiramisu. Dessert is back!

  No long history or fun and exciting story here- Tiramisu is possibly the most well known Italian dessert (to North American’s anyways) and it’s only been around since the 1960′s. There’s much debate about… Continue reading