I really enjoy the process of upcycling and refinishing well worn objects. It’s so satisfying giving them a new life and purpose. For instance, we took this old cable spool and turned it into our new patio table!
This is one of those recipes that I raised my eyebrows at the first time I heard about it. I like watermelon. I like mint. I like feta. I would not have ever put them together, yet as soon as I tried this, it quickly became one of my favourites.
I could write an entire book about my relationship with shortbread, and this savoury herb version has just added another chapter to my already buttery life story. Continue reading “Savoury Herb Shortbread”
This sweet, citrusy cake makes a perfect summer time dessert. I’ll admit, this is the only pineapple upside-down cake recipe I have ever made but I have no desire to try a different one because I love this one so much. Continue reading “Pineapple Upside-Down Cake”
Whenever anyone asks me to recommend a cake recipe, this is always the first one I suggest. I love everything about this cake. It’s moist, buttery, fruity, not too sweet, and it smells absolutely heavenly. Continue reading “Strawberry Summer Cake”
I don’t make these all the time, but I am filled with intense joy whenever I do – partly because they are fun and delicious, and also partly because I listen to the Adventure Time Bacon Pancake x Rihanna remix on repeat the entire time I’m making them. It’s pretty epic.
I’d made myself a goal of posting a new creative project every week, whether it be a recipe, craft or garden project. Unfortunately I missed last week because I was busy galavanting through the Canadian Prairies. Continue reading “A lesson in letting go of perfection”
This summer I grew my first zucchini plant. This isn’t the first time I’ve tried planting zucchini, but it is the first time I’ve successfully grown one. I hadn’t really planned to grow any this year either, it was just a happy accident. Continue reading “Grilled Zucchini”
I have eaten a lot of banana bread throughout my life and have come to appreciate that no two banana breads are quite alike. Some are very dense and rich, others are light and fluffy. Some bake with a crispy, sugary top and others are evenly moist all the way throughout. Continue reading “Fluffy Banana Bread”
I have an amazing co-worker who has a beautiful sour cherry tree in her backyard. She invited me over and let me go to town picking as many cherries as I wanted.