Monday, June 10, 2013

Baking Bliss

Last weekend I had a little bake-a-thon and I thought I would share the results! I was inspired to kick my butt into gear by my cousin Erin who posted some beautiful photos of her baking on facebook for her business start up called Naughty Biscotti. (This is her personal page, which is all she has for now but I will definitely post again with her webpage when she gets it up! Look out world, girl's got some skills!) Some of my experiments were tastier than others (the desserts OBVOIUSLY :D ). I created a muffin recipe that I will be writing down and keeping for sure, and tried one out for pie crust that I will be bookmarking because it was super delish! I can't wait to try more fillings out with these mini pie crusts. The egg tarts looked really lovely, but I need to tweak them a bit. A.K.A. add more cheese. Cheese makes everything better ;) So here are the fruits of my efforts. A cinnamon peach sweet potato muffin with oat crumble on top (my mom likes to call it my fruit root muffin. P.S. They are gluten free!), Mini apple pies with cream cheese crust, and spinach and cheese egg tarts with whole wheat filo dough. I was so excited to find whole wheat filo. I didn't know it existed! Clearly I haven't been exploring the world of groceries enough lately.
This weekend I visited my cousins in Ottawa and made some more delicious treats so stay tuned! Can't get enough! :D

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Style - Feels Like Spring

After a little bit of a chilly week, it's starting to warm up again slightly, and the sunshine is bringing me outdoors! I can't wait for later in the week when it is going to feel like summer time. 30 degrees! WOAH! (Might take a trip to the island later in the week for some bike riding escapades, and to pretend it's summer already) For today though, it's still jacket weather. But if you catch that one patch of sunlight that is just right, it's perfect!

Feeling a little nautical today with my stripes. And couldn't resist taking a pic with these gorgeous orange flowers that have popped up in my back yard. My land lady just loves taking care of the garden and it is always exciting to see what pops up back there each spring. Hope these flowers stick around a while, cause they really make my day. I can't wait to have a garden of my own some day!

Glasses-Glasses USA//Shirt-Alife and Kickin, bought at Sail//Pants-Element, bought at West 49 Outlet//Shoes-Gap

Hope you are all enjoying this lovely Sunday!