Wednesday, 26 November 2014

White Chocolate, Cranberry, and Pecan Holiday Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Cookies

A few years ago, I used this chocolate chip cookie recipe to woo a handsome man on our fourth date. It must have worked, because that was the night we "became official," and now we're married! I attribute this more to our compatibility than to the cookies, but I do believe they helped things along.

I have gone back to this recipe again and again, and I have found that the batter is great for swapping in all kinds of different ingredients. This is a new favourite combination of mine. The white chocolate, cranberry, and pecans work perfectly together to provide the perfect contrast of sweet, chewy, and crunchy.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Three New Models of Origami Earrings

Christmas is coming! Which means that I'm already busy preparing for my next craft fair. I'll be at Quinn Farm on December 20th and 21st.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Persimmon and Red Plum Kimchi {Vegan, Gluten Free}

Fruit Kimchi

Around this time of year, I start keeping my eyes open for a favourite fruit. This is when persimmons first make their appearance! They resemble orange tomatoes, but their insides taste creamy and rich and cinnamony.

Persimmon Plum Kimchi Ingredients

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Au Papier Japonais

Places like Au Papier Japonais are one of the reasons why living in Montreal was a dream of mine for so many years. Now that my I do finally live here at last, a sojourn down to this beautiful little shop in the Plateau is one of my greatest pleasures. (It doesn't hurt that Fairmount Bagel is only a few doors down, either!)