The littlest Wedding Cakes + thoughts over coffee

  The smell of freshly brewed coffee is one of my favourite things in life. I know that’s putting a lot on something simple, but it’s the little things that matter most. The… Continue reading

A lighter Date Smoothie with Apples + Spice, and Shooting with my new Studio Umbrella

  A quick blend-up for breakfast! I still have half a container of Natural Delights Medjool dates in the fridge, and smoothies are my favourite way to incorporate them into meals. Tomorrow’s is… Continue reading

Lavender Shortbread Lemon Bars

  Lemon Bars! I saw these on Heather Homemade yesterday, and when I read the recipe and saw that it called for blending an entire lemon whole, rather than juicing and zesting it- I knew I… Continue reading

Beet + Kale Protein Smoothie

  Just a quick post to share this smoothie recipe with you! I left the house at 9 am this morning and I’m just sitting down to dinner now, at 10:00 pm. Feeling… Continue reading

gluten-free clementine cake + thoughts on a decade of working in professional kitchens.

    Today I write in a more serious manner, on a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Something I hate to love, and love to hate: what it’s like… Continue reading

Avocado Rise’n’Shine Smoothie.

  Today’s breakfast: a smoothie of avocado, banana, orange, dates, and apple. The perfect good morning pick me up after a night of dancing and gin-and-tonic’ing at a friend’s wedding. Feeling a little… Continue reading

African Blue Basil + Arugula Pesto

    The words pesto and pestle (as in mortar & pestle) are relatives. Pesto originates from the Genoa region of Italy and was traditionally made by crushing garlic, basil, olive oil, parmigiano reggiano, pine nuts, and sheep’s milk… Continue reading

Post-Workout Protein Shake

  “Better Than Your Boyfriend’s Post-Workout Protein Shake” is what this should really be named. I’ve never really tried the powdered gunk everybody seems to swear by, the smell and sludge-like appearance just… Continue reading

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