Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I'm big on breakfast recently. We haven't been really eating proper breakfast so I've been looking for ways to spruce up and make breakfast more exciting. It is, after all, the most important meal of the day or so my mom would say.

A really loved this. Again, credits to The Pioneer Woman =)

Still editing, and dreaming for a vacation which I hope is coming soon.

Happy First Day of Fall =)

Friday, September 10, 2010

mmm cinnamon!

It's been awhile since my last food post, so this one is long overdue! We're repainting our tiny place and so our diet has been reduced to easy to eat meals, lots of take out and sometimes not so appetizing meals, hence the lack of pictures. Well, this doesn't really qualify a meal but it's the first time in a long time that I actually cracked open a recipe book, followed measurements and made my own ground nutmeg. I tell you, this one took longer to make than eat =)

This is French breakfast puffs -- straight from page 66 of "The Pioneer Woman Cooks"

I guess in theory, anything made of cinnamon sugar is a sure hit! I had some real nutmeg from our Grenada trip...the actual nut/seed? not the ground ones and I wasn't really sure if I prepared it right haha. I cracked the shell open and used my small grater as if to zest a lemon. Occasionally there are bigger nutmeg pieces, I guess as a residue of my uneven grater. It came out okay though. Love the smell of nutmeg and cinnamon that filled our newly painted kitchen =)

I'm dying for a vacation! We've been so busy this summer that it came and went and now it's cold again *sigh*. At least there's the colours of fall to look forward to.

Hope to take some nature shots on our next impromptu trip!

Monday, September 06, 2010

textures, textures!

The thing about taking time off in editing is it helps open up my mind to the possibility of new perspectives. I find that sometimes, though it seems there's only one way to look and see a photograph, leaving it alone and coming back to it after awhile allowed me to see it in a different way. I know this doesn't seem to make much sense, but it works for me, and I'm glad I'm able to view things this way, instead of blaming it to procrastination. So in the middle of editing, we are taking short breaks. Enough that we got so bored, we're actually repainting our living room. Yup, we're that type of people, the can't-sit-still-without-doing-anything people. I guess in many ways, that's a good thing =)

Love these two re-edits! The product of new perspectives =) Cheers!

Thanks August Empress for the cool background!