I recently got back from an amazing 5 day trip visiting with my older brother (and celebrating my birthday) in gorgeous Vancouver, British Columbia. Although the trip itself was way too short, I was so excited to be back home and spend some much needed time with my big bro. My brother spoils me rotten and chauffeurs me to Squamish when I declare that the mountains beg us to be climbed. In return,
he lets me I stink up his apartment with the smell of pungent and pervasive spices like fenugreek and cumin. Yeah, I would say we’ve got a pretty good thing going on!
Hi friends! It’s been a while . . . months actually. And in these past few months, I’ve totally been neglecting my blog. But I’m back and I bring with me chewy, sweet, spicy, rub-all-over-your-face-as-you-inhale-them ginger spice cookies.
When I was but a wee fourfootsmall youngin, one of the very first things that I learned to bake on my own were cookies. Chocolate chip cookies to be exact. It was kind of a big deal at the time for an overly eager wannabe baker. Continue Reading
It’s been a little quiet around here friends, and I apologize for that. These past few months have been incredibly busy – filled with lots of celebrations and many more firsts. Continue Reading
It’s been unbearably hot here these days. Or as most Bay Area natives would declare, it’s been “hella” hot. Not quite the utopian environment for a self proclaimed winter lover like myself. Continue Reading
Ginger is one of my favourite ingredients to cook with; it’s something that I use on an almost daily basis. It’s aromatic, spicy and slightly biting, while equally sweet, warm, and woody. Just the scent alone can send this girl waxing nostalgic about prairie autumns and long, cold winters. But it’s not an ingredient reserved just for the cold months. No sir, ginger transcends seasons and can be used year round in a myriad of dishes. Continue Reading
Lately, the bay area has been receiving a lot of much needed rain. And accompanying it have been cold, gusty winds – the types that chill you to your bone if you’re outside long enough (bare in mind that I am a hearty, prairie girl hailing from Western Canada – I know what cold is). Continue Reading
It’s funny how time slips away from us. It’s a little disconcerting, actually. It was only 9 months ago that I packed up most of my belongings and moved from Winnipeg down to the Bay Area. And when I say that I packed up most of my belongings, I really mean to say that I brought with me an inane amount of well-loved cook/bake ware, teapots/coffee gadgets, and exactly three pairs of socks. But I digress. Continue Reading