Category Archives: food

Buttermilk and Asparagus Salad

Buttermilk Asparagus Salad

The fella’s gone on a fast leaving me to fend for myself meal wise.

I could be a real jerk and fill the house with the heady rich smells of  freshly delivered Wood fired Sausage and Ricotta Pizza from our local shop.  Or perhaps some creamy Butter Chicken and Daal with fresh crispy Naan.  Perhaps a huge West Indian Roti filled to the breaking point with Roasted Goat, potato and chickpea…

Or I can head to the market and load up on a fridge full of fresh fruit, seasonal veggie  and get my cook on; indulging in all the flavours I like in a loving show of support. Continue reading

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Spot of sun makes things grow

Warm pancakes soaked with Homemade maple syrup
Crocus and Hen & Chick poking up in the sunshine
2 little dogs excited to explore High Park
Cashmere, silk, mohair and merino together again and off the loom Continue reading

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quick hits of delicious inspiration

Pssssst,  there’s a whole other side to this site that you might not know about.
We tend to save the quick hits of inspiration for our facebook page.

It’s where we post stuff like this

renovationslaves facebooik blueprint for your wall Continue reading

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once round the kitchen, salted buttermilk(ish) cake

Whipped up this bad boy on Sunday.

blueberry banana salted buttermilk cake

Hands down this has got to be one of my all time favourite weekend cakes.  It’s super easy to make with ingredients on hand. Very forgiving with substitutions, and tastes great as a quick bite with coffee or tea.

Just try not to get too comfortable with this recipe tossing ingredients in left and right or you may make the same horrible mistake I did. Continue reading

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Maple Buttermilk Pie

It’s sugaring season folks.

Just about this time of year we head north east and volunteer at a friends maple syrup farm. Our job is to boil down the syrup and pour it over trays of fresh snow so visitors to the farm can twirl the cooling Maple Taffy around sticks n pop it into their mouths, it’s a sticky job but someone’s got to do it. Continue reading

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bowl full o spring

It’s time to shake things up in our house.
The recent dump of snow has thrown a damp blanket on any hope that spring has sprung and sadly moral is at an all time low.
I’m craving a fresh lightness, soft shades of yellow and green, a warm sun that will stream through our windows and the delicate crisp crunch of new vegetables.  Time to put away the heavy comfort flavours of garlic and roasted turkey paste and bring out the springy zings of lemon, yogurt and Za’atar. Continue reading
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Ilaria’s torta sbrisolana

Ok lets face it, Mondays stink…

But maybe not so much when you walk into the office to find this buttery almond treat waiting for you. Continue reading

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