Blooming tea, a gift from my friend Gillian. It is so beautiful and delicious!


White challah bread with an egg and honey glaze. I let it rise extra long so the texture is especially fluffy.

apple galette

Rustic apple galette with raisins and almonds. Easy to make and soo mouthwatering.

I’m making myself hungry now. Share with me some of your own food porn!

Recently I’ve had a pie craving that I knew couldn’t be satisfied by one-note grocery store pies. I’m not sure what it was, maybe I’ve gotten too into Pushing Daisies, but I knew I had to have one. So here it is, my very first pie. Made from some super vintage pie crust mix(at least 10 years old) and a can of strawberry rhubarb filling. It’s not perfect(the lattice work is a bit wonky), but its my first pie, give me a break! It was delicious anyway.

If I’d made a cherry pie, now would be when I’d give you my segue into my next knitting project, Cherry! Ravelry has a great gallery of finished ones. I hope this actually comes to formation though, recently I seem to talk about knitting more than I actually knit. I have my yarn and I’ve already started, so lets hope its a good sign.



p.s. look forward to some winter accessories, its gotten so cold so fast here!

Spring came a few days ago here and I already feel the changes. People in the city walk with a refreshed confidence. The snow is gone, the trees are budding, and all of summer’s beautiful colours are peaking out from what used to be bleak and grey.
Early morning rain storms clear up into dewy afternoons. We’re more happy, more active, more inspired.
My backyard bird feeder gets its daily visitors: sparrows, doves, even the more rare squirrel. They sing and dance outside my window. They feel spring too.
The winter puts me in to a sort of artistic depression. My world is cold and dark. It’s harder for me to find it’s beauty.
But feeling the sun and seeing the difference the new season has on people and nature is euphoric. I want to create. I want to photograph the renewed beauty. I want to run and shout. I want to better myself. I want my better my world somehow. I want to make some kind of difference.

Springtime resolutions seem more appropriate to me than New Years resolutions for all those reasons.

So what will you change this year?