Seasonally-induced-home-sickness. Northern-hemisphere-displaced-persons affliction. Whatever you want to call it, it happens to me every year about this time. You'd think that after seeing everyone during our recent trip it wouldn't be as bad, but somehow it's worse. It's not that Sydney isn't gorgeous but, as anyone who lives far away from home knows, the holidays can be pretty hard. It's the night before Thanksgiving in the US right now. Most of my family is back in Philly, mom is playing … [Read more...]
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Since we got back from our adventure I have been on a much needed clean-eating kick. If you were following along at any point you know we were quite literally consuming everything in our path as we made our way around The America's for almost three months - and it wrapped-up for me with a gluttonous weekend at EDB2012. Back in my own kitchen I gravitated immediately to the quinoa, brown rice, kale and eggs. It's how I prefer to eat, honestly, and a bit of ingenuity makes for some pretty tasty … [Read more...]
Wow, we've been away for so long that our adventures became everyday life... and being home is almost disconcerting! Now while I love to travel it does get a bit full-on sometimes. Our trip by the numbers: 10.5 weeks 18 flights 11 states - not including airport transits 4 countries - not including the one we live in 2500+ driving miles 2 national parks, 4 giant heads, 1 world heritage city, 1 new wonder Rt 66 42k hike 2 food blogging conferences 1 wedding 8 … [Read more...]
I claimed a while back that I don't like Pie Crust. Apparently I've been on a mission to change my own mind ever since. This brilliant creation has been percolating for quite some time - ever since I made the crunchy chocolatey wafers for my Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches as a matter of fact. You see, that Chocolate Wafer recipe was a massive make-over from an original butter/white flour/sugar laden one, and as such I experimented with spelt flour, quinoa flour and buckwheat to find … [Read more...]
As I stood in my kitchen the other day I surveyed the goodies I'd been collecting from various markets. The erubescent beets and the ambrosial mango winked at at each other from across the bench-top. I resisted at first. But I was in a mood. I blame it on the purple carrots. I found some organic ones a few weeks back. I made pie with them. It was just a test, a quick experiment to see how it went. I'm in love. I've been on the hunt for more purple carrots ever since. I've just missed them at … [Read more...]
What is it about dessert that inspires such awe and devotion? Dessert posts without fail garner more attention than savory meals - no matter how decadent those meals may be. Full TV shows dedicated to amazing creations of sugar and magic have taken over the airwaves in recent years. Even the most decadent degustation meals are punctuated and talked about and defined [more often than not] by the dessert choices at the end. Good desserts are the popular girl at the party, the new mysterious kid … [Read more...]
I've been bad. Not bad because I used bourbon yet again. Not bad because I want to put this on everything I eat. Not bad because it is so amazingly addictively good. But bad because I've made you wait over 2 months for the recipe. How dare I. Back in November for our first SABH challenge I made a Deconstructed Chocolate Pavlova topped 4 ways. I made it through the Red Wine Pears and the Zabaglione and the Chocolate Pudding posts but then Christmas hit and I neglected to share my favorite … [Read more...]