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OK, Vancouver Island. We need to talk. This whole winter weather thing you have going on isn’t a great look for you. I mean yea the white-topped trees and the beautiful blustery skies are pretty and all but c’mon. It’s March. It’s not like we’re the prairies or the east coast! Out here on the west … Continue reading WINTER VEG SOUP & ROASTED ROOT VEGGIES
If you’re reading this, you probably came from my recipe about winter veg with Whole Foods but if not, check out the original post by clicking here :) You know, up until 6 months ago I could NOT understand the hype behind kale. Like when kale first hit the scene as, like, THE new superfood … Continue reading LEMON HERB TURKEY THIGH WITH GARLIC KALE
Hey guys! Are you ready? We’ve got a sweet treat this week… Baking :) One of the many things I like to do to unwind. Put on your favourite music or TV show and get ready to make something delicious! On my weekend I looked through my baking cupboard and found all the ingredients to make … Continue reading NANAIMO’S FAMOUS SWEET TREAT
Ahhh summertime: hot weather, crowded streets, humidity that makes my hair look like Phil Spector’s… If you can’t already tell, I’m not a huge fan of summer (weird, I know). I much prefer fall and spring where sweaters are my go-to staple and London Fogs are my go-to pick me up. Having said that there are … Continue reading HOMEMADE BEEF BURGER W/ SMASHED POTATOES & CRAN-APPLE SPINACH SALAD
Sean here with another recipe for ya! As I’ve mentioned thousands of times before I have a love affair with coconut. I also love Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. So when I came across a recipe a friend posted on facebook for vegan banana cherry ice cream, I thought I’d put a coconut twist to it! … Continue reading VEGAN COCONUT CHERRY GARCIA
Hello everyone! I’ve been wanting to bake some pumpkin desserts, since ’tis the season and all, so I picked up my very own pumpkin (instead of resorting to canned pumpkin!) Now, I’m so thankful that Tiffany’s fiancee Toby came along because he informed me that you’ll want to pick up a small, sweet pumpkin for … Continue reading OCTOBER TIME = PUMPKIN TIME
Hey guys! So as I shared yesterday, I pureed some local pumpkin to use for a few yummy pumpkin dessert recipes. The first dessert on the list? Pumpkin Pie. This is a classic, especially at this time of year, so how could I possibly leave it out?! Now, I’m not what you’d call a pie-lover … Continue reading PUMPKIN PIE AKA THE ONLY PIE!
Hello all and Happy Halloween Eve! I’m sure all of you have been up to your elbows (literally) in pumpkins these past few days! I haven’t carved any pumpkins myself this year, although I did puree some pumpkin last week! Now, apart from the three recipes I’ve made containing pumpkin, I also scraped out that … Continue reading ROASTIN’ UP SOME DELISH PUMPKIN SEEDS
Happy Halloween LLN’ers! Ahh, Halloween. The time of year where you can go buy a whole bag of chocolate bars and candy all for yourself and not feel ashamed since you can use trick or treaters as an excuse. Uhh, I mean, not. I don’t do that! (cough, cough). Well while kids are rotting their … Continue reading PUMPKIN BREAD: PERFECT FOR AFTERNOON TEA
Hey Guys! I’ve got another recipe for you this week: Peekaboo Pumpkin Pound Cake! The Peekaboo part uses the Pumpkin Loaf recipe I shared two weeks ago. You can find that recipe here! While your pumpkin loaf is baking (check the link for the recipe above for directions) it’s time to start the Pound Cake. I … Continue reading PEEKABOO PUMPKIN POUND CAKE!
Hey guys! This is the last of my fall recipes – and it’s a good one! The recipe I used for these scones can be found here. The recipe calls for leftover Thanksgiving cranberry sauce. But if you don’t have any cranberry sauce kicking around, you can find a quick and easy recipe for cranberry … Continue reading FRESH CRANBERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP SCONES!
Hey Ya’ll, it’s December and the Christmas Spirit is definitely here. We feel it in our fingers, We feel it in our toes, Christmas is all around us and so the feelings grow…and if you’re not singing this song yet, now you definitely will be! With this song now playing, you check out our first Christmas Recipe for … Continue reading Holiday Treats Part 1: Sugar Cookies Galore!
Hello everyone! Our second recipe in our holiday baking series is Bark! Chocolate Bark! This one is awesome because there is little to no actual baking. If you keep your shoes in your oven, this one’s for you. It does require a double boiler though so your probably shouldn’t reenact My Drunk Kitchen whilst making this … Continue reading HOLIDAY TREATS PART 2: BARK, BARK, BARK!
Hey Everyone! The recipie today will knock your socks off, blow you away, make you jump for joy…it’s so good. It’s a Chocolate Peppermint Cake with the most amazing Swiss Meringue Buttercream. We’ve tested it (by making it and eating it…duh) and it’s fantastic. For this week’s holiday treats series, we decided to document our time … Continue reading Holiday Treats Part 3: Peppermint Cake & Mini Cakes!
Hey Guys! This week we are featuring another ‘no bake’ recipe for you. Marshmallow Stir Sticks! This is an awesome pairing for hot chocolate or a peppermint mocha on a cold night. It instantly makes a simple drink spectacular. You can faintly taste the peppermint in the hot chocolate from the stir stick and the … Continue reading HOLIDAY TREATS PART 4: HOLIDAY MARSHMALLOW STIR STICKS!
Well friends, it has been a wonderful holiday season! This is the last of our holiday treats series :( But have no fear! We saved these two warm, seasonal drinks to ease you out of your chocolate and left-over comas and back in to school/work/life! Sarah makes a yummy Holiday Apple Cider while Sean concocts a … Continue reading HOLIDAY TREATS PART 5: FESTIVE HOLIDAY DRINKS!
I was rifling through an old journal/notebook/art book (?) and I came across an old stew recipe from a few year ago. For me, a great stew has to be chunky, hearty, and filling. IMO, this recipe fits my stew ideals to a tee. I mean, really, a recipe is just a guideline. A base. An … Continue reading REVISITING AN OLD RECIPE
Friends, there is nothing that I love more than a great, hearty dish on a cold winters day. Albeit, itis supposedly spring, not winter, but with all that fog we had last week I felt like I was in the thick of winter. Get it? Thick as in how dense that fog was? No? Never mind… … Continue reading CHILI? CHILLI?! CHILLY!! NO, WAIT…
Happy Easter (and April!) readers! In honour of eat all the chocolate day Easter, I’ve decided to whip up a festive recipe using one of mankind’s greatest creations: Cadbury Mini Eggs. Kidding about mankind’s greatest creation, obvi, but they’re still so damn good. Definitely my favourite Easter treat. Now I’ve only ever made chocolate bark … Continue reading Cadbury Mini Egg Bark | Just in time for Easter!
I love a good cookie recipe. Classics like chocolate chip, peanut butter and ginger are my usual go-to’s when I feel like getting my bake on but this time ’round I wanted to try something new. I have a ton of Black Lavender tea from when we visited Teafarm a few weeks back so I … Continue reading Black Lavender Tea Shortbread Cookies