Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Crepes For Lunch

For years, I had considered crepes a breakfast food. Only recently have I began to realize the error of my ways and decided to make savory and sweet crepes for lunches, and dinners. Crepes have such great visual appeal and wonderful taste to go along with it. Plus, there is pretty much a kind of crepe for everyone! If you aren't a sweet tooth, how about a ham and cheese crepe? Ever considered a baked apple crepe? What about Banana Nutella? The possibilities are endless! And, as long as you have a few simple ingredients on hand, the crepes themsleves are very simple and quick to make! Here is my favourite recipe: Crepes. These are some pics of a couple crepes that I put together for a delicious lunch!

Here they are!

This crepe starts with honey fresh from the farmers market....
then peanut butter.... and banana's which I missed in this picture!
Sorry for the bad quality pic and the disgusting lighting! It gets better!

This is a savoury crepe with basil, lettuce, ham, and cheese. Again, sorry for the lighting, ugh. 

Front and center, we have my personal favourite, with nutella, banana, and whipped cream. Yum!

This is the banana, honey, and peanut butter crepe.

This is a crepe with strawberries, blueberries, almonds, yogurt, coconut, and syrup. 

My sister opted not to have the ham and cheese crepe, not being a big fan of savoury crepes. 


Angus looked on very closely as we ate, just hoping for a crumb. He didn't get one.

I had mine with a glass of milk!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I've Been Traveling!

Every summer, we head out to the West coast for Vancouver, BC. I love it there, and luckily, our condo has a full kitchen, so I can bake year round. Yippee! Before heading to BC, we stopped in Lutsen, MN, on the North shore of Lake Superior. We were stopping for a bike race for my dad and his good friend. They both did great! Here are a couple pics!

I took this photo on a foggy day on Lake Superior. That lighthouse is the background gives it a whimsical feel!

Our first day in Vancouver was a wonderful one! We found that a new doughnut shop had opened up across the street. This root beer doughnut caught my dad's attention right away. While I was skeptical at first, these doughnut's were to die for!

Smoothies were for lunch made with fresh produce from the farmers market. Delish!

Forty Ninth Parallel is a coffee shop just across the street from us.  My Dad is in love with their coffee!

We always look forward to the fresh fruit at Granville market!

These Canada Day chips were on sale at Urban Fare. We were bummed because we were in the US for Canada Day, and in Canada on July 4th!

My sister has already been into the library!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

D.I.Y Frosted Glass

To start off, sorry I haven't posted anything lately. We have been traveling and I just have not had any time! I have always loved frosted glasses, and wonder how that beautiful layer of frozen water gets on there. The secret was revealed with a little bit of internet surfing and I made a quick tutorial on how to make your own. It's really easy and I feel a little confused on why I couldn't figure this out by myself :). Here we go!
Take a glass... It doesn't matter what size, shape, thickness, ect.

Turn on the faucet with cold water...

...and stick the entire glass under there! We are going for the outside, but it's fine if there is a little water on the inside of the glass too. Just make sure to dump that out when you're done!

Stick the glass in the freezer. It doesn't matter if there are little water droplets. 

After an hour or two, pull it out and marvel at it's great beauty! I put a blood orange Sanpellegrino in mine, yum! I couldn't believe how easy this was. I think it would be really fun to freeze a bunch for a party and serve them on a pretty tray. So much loveliness for almost no effort! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will enjoy these!