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October 28, 2014

Harvest

These colours!  As we move closer and closer to the time of year where colour and warmth are lacking, let’s look at these and be happy.  No more words, just brightness. 






October 21, 2014

Peach Blueberry Crisp

Apple crisp is one of the desserts my sister used to make often at my parents’ house, way back when we all lived on the same continent.  Apple desserts were my brother’s favourite. I loved it for the crispy oat and brown sugar topping, the vanilla ice cream melting in little pools around it.  

October 14, 2014

Orange Cornmeal Cake With Coronation Grape Sauce

I am taking it one day at a time.  I trudge to work in the dim morning light and return in the dark.  I cannot think too far ahead otherwise the amount of work that is yet to be done will overwhelm me.  I wish there were more hours in the day, more days in the weekend.  

October 03, 2014

Fig-ures

Lately I’ve been loving anything to do with figs.  My Pinterest boards are full of them.  To me they are just the essence of fall fruit.  Dark and sombre, reminding us that winter is coming, but at the same time purple and juicy, reminiscent of summer berries.  


Figs as cake decorations, figs in salads, figs as party styling, and figs in other baked goods.  Nothing is too tough for the fig to handle. 

Figs in everything.  It figures.  

Pictures: Fig caramel walnut cake from Tortchenzeit. Vanilla bean fig scones from the Edible Perspective. Roasted cauliflower with figs and olives from Brooklyn Supper. Fig arugula salad from Love and Lemons. Autumn bourbon sangria from The Life Styled (I cheated there are no figs in here, but I think they would be awesome). Naked red velvet wedding cake from The Polka Dot Bride.  Botanical wedding inspiration from Style Me Pretty.  Wine grape and fig ciambellone from Hortus.  

September 29, 2014

Roasted Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream

Fall is not when the leaves start to change colour or the weather gets chillier.  It’s not the autumnal equinox or Sept. 21.  For me, fall is when Starbucks starts serving their pumpkin spice latte or PSL as it’s fondly known.  There is a similar rule for winter and the Peppermint Mocha, but that’s another story for another time.