{Holiday Recipe #5: Creamy Butternut Squash Apple Soup and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake}

This year, my company is participating in a Adopt-A-Family for Christmas Program by helping out a less fortunate family who wouldn’t have been able to afford to celebrate in a way most of us take for granted  (with a Christmas tree, gifts and a festive dinner). It’s a family of five including a mom, a dad … Continue reading

{Apple Double Smoked Bacon Rosemary Scones and Cherry Tomato Vanilla Bean Jam + Giveaway Winner}

Happy Thanksgiving weekend all (to my fellow Canadians)! Hope you all enjoyed time with family and friends and indulging in lots of delicious eats. For the first time this year, instead of having Thanksgiving dinner, we are celebrating with two brunches with our families. Yesterday, we all headed out-of-town to Priddis for a bountiful meal at … Continue reading

{Dining in: Vanilla bean brown butter puffed rice squares and szechuan duck confit stew}

I woke up early this morning with a hankering for rice krispie squares..With me, once I get a craving, it does NOT go away until it is satisfied..and so I bring you my vanilla bean brown butter puffed rice squares. I slipped on my fluffy pink robe, rubbed my tired eyes and got to work.. … Continue reading

{Recipe: Fluffy springy wildflower honey vanilla bean marshmallows}

I dream of marshmallows…not those mass-produced starchy cylindrical store bought ones…but homemade fluffy, springy, light as air cubes of delight… I’ve been dying to make them since I got my lovely pale blue Kitchenaid mixer a couple of months ago…and tis the season for hot chocolate and s’mores so I thought I’d give it a … Continue reading

{Weekend wrap up: MARKETbar at Sunterra, elk chili in a jiffy and homemade vanilla apple rosemary butter}

Happy Labour day weekend, here are a few things we did this weekend.. Friday night we had a date night at the MARKETbar on the upper level of Sunterra in the Keynote condo building… Really nice open interior, the huge wine wall and huge bar counter adds lots of style to the place. I also … Continue reading