Archive for 2011

New Year, New Site!

December 29th, 2011

So I know, it’s a wee bit early, but I can’t wait for the new year to begin. I hope you all have a wonderful year ahead of you, full of vigorous activity and personal triumphs, great friendships and happy moments! I’ve been working on this project over the last of the old year, and […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s Twisted Christmas

December 24th, 2011

It’s Christmas Eve, everyone – and I hope you’re having a great time with your loved ones! Just don’t let Ol’ Krampus get you…

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No-Knead Bread Variations: Multigrain & Seed Loaf

December 21st, 2011

It’s been a while since I shared a no-knead bread recipe here. I’ve been experimenting with whole grain flours and seeds, and finding that some of them create a much stickier, slacker dough than I’m used to handling – so it took me a while to come up with a multigrain recipe that I was […]

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Poached Pear & Candied Ginger Ice Cream

December 18th, 2011

Pear and ginger are one of my most favourite flavour combinations. You know the ones you always turn to, and they never seem to get old? That’s what the marriage of pear and ginger is to me. I had purchased some pears with the intention of making ice cream, and waited dutifully for them to […]

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The Applewood Avenue

December 3rd, 2011

If you’re familiar with such popular shows as Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire, you’ve probably noticed people drinking a lot of whisky. I’ve been watching the latter with a few friends (the season finale is next weekend!), and whenever we watch, we imbibe along. It’s perfect timing really, since it’s gotten much colder as of […]

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Turkey Barley Soup (or, what to do with All Those Leftovers?)

November 26th, 2011

Here’s hoping that everyone celebrating Thanksgiving (and those who aren’t as well) is having a great weekend so far! If you’ve hosted a Thanksgiving meal this year, you might have on your hands a lot of leftover turkey – to which I say, “Great!” No, really. I mean it. Because that means you’ll have plenty […]

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Address is Approximate – a Toy’s tale of dreaming on Google Streetview

November 23rd, 2011

As the days get shorter, colder, you might be in the office on this Wednesday morning wishing you were somewhere else. But what if the office was your whole world? Director Tom Jenkins brings you a tale of how a “lonely office toy”, yearning for travel, gets to live his dream with the help of […]

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I Can’t Get Enough Of… Graphic Colour Contrast

November 18th, 2011

…and neither can anyone else, it seems! It doesn’t take much effort to look stylish by taking a visually striking colour-blocked piece and pairing it with simple components. For the more adventurous, it’s fun to make your own look by layering pieces of similarly saturated colour – the brighter and bolder, the better! A few […]

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