Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Roasted Grape Tomatoes

This post is more about photography than it is about a recipe. Not because this incredibly simple recipe for Roasted Grape Tomatoes isn’t delicious, because it really is. It’s because as I was shooting the pictures for this post, I thought it would be fun for me to experiment shooting at a higher ISO than I usually do.  Ever since I started taking pictures of food, I’ve essentially shot at the lowest ISO possible. This time, maybe because this was such a simple recipe, I thought it would be a good time to play around a bit.

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Sweet Potato, Parmesan and Rosemary Biscuits

Sweet Potato, Parmesan and Rosemary Biscuits

These past couple of weeks have been crazy busy with work and life. I spent the past two Saturdays in class, a food photography class! It was amazing! The class was composed of a wonderful group of people and the instructor, Adrien Duey, a well-known food photographer, is not only incredibly talented but is a great teacher as well.  It’s an amazing feeling to be learning about something from someone who is so passionate about what they do. I only wish I had more time to practice and experiment with all that I’m learning. What’s great is that as I practice my photography at home, I’m seeing my eldest (6 years old) take an interest in food styling and photography.  She will often come and peek at what I’m doing and ask if she could help me. In fact, she styled the photo above. And as I write this post she is planning our next food photography project: Lemonade, her favourite beverage.  So do keep an eye out for that post!

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Irish Soda Bread with Dill


Irish Soda Bread with Dill

St-Patrick’s Day is in a couple of days and though I don’t really celebrate it, I thought it would be fun to try a new Irish recipe. Continue reading

Chewy Almond Marzipan Bars

Chewy Almond Marzipan Bars

If you love almond cookies then these Chewy Almond Marzipan Bars are for you! They are filled with the deliciousness of almonds. The combination of the marzipan, the almond flour, the slivered almonds and the touch of almond extract included in this recipe ensure that the flavour of almonds really shines through in these tender bars.

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Easy Spanakopita

Easy Spanakopita

I’m so happy to be posting this Easy Spanakopita recipe today.  Not only is it beautiful to look at but it’s also delicious and so easy to prepare.

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Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Zucchini Chai Muffins

Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Zucchini Chai Muffins

A couple of weeks ago, I read the about the difficulties a mother was going through when it came to feeding her picky seven year old son. She wrote about how hard it was on her and how frustrating it was to have him reject the meals she worked hard to prepare.  But then one day, her son wrote her a letter. In it, he wrote which foods he did like and that he didn’t like the foods that his mother was making for him. The mother was heartbroken but then spoke to her son who explained that he didn’t like being picky and didn’t like that he couldn’t eat all the things that his siblings enjoyed. She came to the realization that as hard as it was on her, it was even more difficult for her son (you can read the article here). That article really resonated with me. My eldest is also a picky eater, she barely eats any veggies unless it’s cucumbers or they are puréed and unrecognizable to her.  But she does like many fruits, meats, pasta, rice, cheese, and some grains. So after reading this article, I too decided that I wouldn’t stress myself out about it anymore.  I’ll keep cooking the meals that she enjoys and will continue to invite her to try new things. But if she doesn’t want to or does try it and doesn’t like it, then that’s fine. Continue reading

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Loaf

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Loaf

I’ve been looking for some delicious new ways to incorporate peanut butter into my baked goods. After doing some research on the internet, I found this recipe for bread that uses a whole cup of peanut butter. Finally, I thought, there should be some real peanut butter flavour in this.

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