Betcha thought I’d fallen right off the face of the earth hey? Well the truth is, after starting this blog, I quit my job and joined my (now) husband in starting a small business, and we got married. Everything else in between is a blur… but here are the pictures to prove it!
Set in the gorgeous setting of a late summer manor home called Hycroft House, our wedding was nothing short of casual elegance (that was the goal). Soft hues, mixed metallic, and a vintage vibe all came together to make the most beautiful day, and one I’m very proud of.
I did plenty of DIY, so it is my intention that I will post how-tos on those pieces in the near future, so stay tuned! Continue reading
The temperatures have reached uncomfortable levels here in Vancouver, and it leaves me no choice but to consume mostly salads.
I stumbled across a yummy Meatless Monday recipe and threw in a few extras to switch things up a bit. Filling, flavourful and healthy, I present to you the Buckwheat Waldorf Salad (or something like it).
Buckwheat Waldorf Salad
1 cup (250 mL) buckwheat groats
2 cups (500 mL) low-sodium vegetable broth (or water with a stock cube thrown in)
1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
1.5 cups (500 mL) thinly sliced red cabbage
3 handfuls of greens roughly chopped (I used a spinach/kale blend)
1 apple finely chopped
1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
2 Tbsp (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
4 Tbsp (30 mL) Red wine vinegar
1 tsp (5 mL) lemon juice
1 shallot, finely chopped (or the white bits of two green onions)
1/2 tsp (1 mL) black pepper
Heat a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Add buckwheat, shaking pan often, for about 3 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes, pull from heat and let cool. They may look like they’re still swimming but they’ll soak all that up.
…Go away for a bit (tidy up, prep the rest, or in my case go to pilates).
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add pine-nuts and pumpkin seeds and heat until toasted, shaking pan often.
In large bowl, toss together all ingredients. In small bowl or jar mix dressing ingredients. Toss dressing with the salad. Voila.
Well this is embarrassing… it’s been a really looong time since I’ve given this blog any love.
I have been inspired by a fellow blogger (Tulle and Trinkets) who does this photo montage, so I thought I’d provide my excuses in picture form:
~ I’m an Aunt! ~
~ An onstage proposal! (and a full week in the theatre performing) ~
~ We finally finished the bathroom! (well almost) ~
I went to a Mexican wedding last November and this soup was served as a starter, I don’t know why it left such a lasting impression (considering the amount of memory lapsing cocktails I ingested). Its probably because its hearty, healthy and comforting, with a dash of nostalgia.
I sussed out a few recipes on the interwebs and mashed them together to make this easy crock pot version:
From January – June of 2014 I’ve been waiting on the arrival of 11 different babies… ELEVEN. While I may not be attending all of the baby showers for these squidgy bundles, I can be sure there will still be plenty of gift giving opportunities.
Babies need onesies, but their presentation as a gift is a little lack luster. For the little girlies, I’ll attempt the “cupcake” roll presentation, but for boys we need something more masculine, you know, like a small delicate green vegetable…
We know we’ve been a bit behind on the posts lately, blame it on the chaos around Christmas and the regular ebb and flow of life. But I haven’t forgotten you, I’ve been snapping pictures and logging them for just this moment when I could get back, so stay tuned for some frequent posts my friends!
This one is fresh though, just finished the final recipe yesterday and I must say I’m proud! I thought ‘What if I blogged two recipes around the evolution of one whole chicken?’ Now stay with me here… what I mean is, I bought a whole chicken, made a dinner with it, and from the remains, made another different dinner. Not revolutionary, I know, but quite fun.
One $9 whole chicken = more than 7 meals! Continue reading
Our living room is finally coming together, but we needed a punch of art.
Inspired by a piece I saw on Pinterest, I made this!
We’ve subscribed to Meatless Mondays! I was eating meatless on many nights of the week when I was single, but it when you live with a man, the need for meat at every meal seems almost mandatory. If I ever made anything vegetarian, I never seemed to fill him up enough and by 8pm he’d be ravaging our cupboards for a snack.
But not only is this butternut squash soup EASY, its made in the crock pot (did I say easy?), but its very hearty (or “meaty” as my boyfriend described it). I also made chunky homemade croutons to round it all off.