spring highlights

By Wednesday, May 20, 2015 1 0

Spring has been in the air for a while now, with the cherry blossom trees starting in February and the days lasting well into the evening. Growing up in Ontario my favorite season was always fall because of the beautiful colors and crisp air. Since moving west, this spring time weather is taking a close second. It is always so exciting to see all the local produce start to pop up again and after eating root veggies all winter long, I perk up at the sight of baby greens, radishes, carrots and asparagus. This spring has also been a time ...


By Monday, May 18, 2015 0 0

Making : lasagna Drinking : raspberry mint iced green tea Reading : #girlboss Wanting : to garden all day Looking : for glass liquid soap containers Sharing : recipes with friends Planning: our dinners for the week Avoiding : sugar.. Wishing : time would slow down Enjoying : cozy nights in with my man. always. Liking : how light it is after work Loving : my home Needing : to take a photography workshop Smelling : fresh herbs & flowers Wearing : summer dresses Noticing : how much my hobbies make me happy Craving : sandwiches Opening : another jar of coconut oil Feeling : inspired.

dill pesto

By Tuesday, May 12, 2015 0 0

weather: overcast what i am listening to: In For The Kill Billie Marten This is my first year fully committing to growing herbs, and so far they seem to be very happy. We  get so much sun on our balcony and stairs, so it has been a perfect spot for my potted babies. I made a very tasty and simple dill pesto that we have been using in potato salad and on our spelt toast. It seems to go with just about everything, and smells so fresh.     Here is what you will need: 1 cup lightly packed fresh dill large stems removed 1 small clove garlic 1 heavy drizzle ...

mushroom gravy

By Monday, May 4, 2015 0 0

weather: sunny beach weather what i am listening to: I Feel It All Feist I have been craving potatoes like crazy lately, so I decided to jazz them up a bit with this mushroom gravy. Now I'm craving the gravy non stop. It smells so good while it's cooking and seems to go with pretty much every meal. I have been putting it over rice, veggies, using it in stews and it works great in little pot pies. Here is what you will need: 2 1/4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth divided 1 cup white onion chopped 8 ounces mushrooms, such as porcini, cremini or shiitake trimmed & chopped 4 cloves garlic minced 1 ...