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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.  

September 26, 2014

Cookie Crumbs /3

Photo credits: Shoeless Joe from Smart Cookie.  Flat white from M Square personal photo.  Rustic wedding invitation from FlairNecessities.

We’ve been having such wonderful weather lately that this doesn’t seem that relevant, but scarf weather is coming and I need to know how to do something other than wrap it around twice.
  
Saw the Book of Mormon this week and it was awesome!
  
Last weekend we checked out a newly opened coffee shop near our place.  It was so new they were still doing construction on it!  But the flat white they served was delicious. 

We also braved the mall crowds and were rewarded by onesies at The Drake General Store.  Everything they have is so cool!  We also purchased these amazing fox and pineapple glasses there.
  
Recently started watching True Detective after a friend mentioned it could compete with Breaking Bad for best series of all time.  It does not disappoint. 

We have an ongoing list of restaurants we want to go to.  Planning on crossing a couple off today.  Rasa, Thoroughbred, and Barhop are on the list.
  
My recent obsession: lined envelopes.  Looking to make some for my dinner party invitations.  

And that's the way the cookie crumbled this week.  Have a delicious weekend!