Thursday, September 4, 2014

New Recipes to try

A couple of nights ago I tried out a couple of new recipes, and they turned out great! Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures, I’ll try harder to make sure I get some next time!

Baked Kale Chips

Balsamic Bruschetta

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

August

August has been a very busy month, what with work picking up and starting to see someone new. Still plenty of time for cooking, knitting, and other adventures though!

My first time making scones, and they didn’t turn out too badly. Cranberry scone recipe found here.

August has really been a great month for breakfast (my favourite meal!)! There is a local bar here, Maxwell’s Plum, that has $2.99 breakfast on Saturday mornings, which is pretty great! I’ve also been stepping up my breakfast cooking game, and have had some really good homemade meals in the mornings (and sometimes afternoons!)

I can finally post a photo of those socks I was making! I finished them a couple of weeks ago, but they were a gift for my mom so I couldn’t post photos. Her birthday was a couple of days ago though, and she even received them on time! 10 points for Canada Post. Rav Link.

My roommate and I made some pretty good butter chicken, and managed to make quite the mess of our kitchen in the process!

I’ve also done a fair amount of cooking without having my camera handy. Some recipes I’ve made include homemade gnocchi in a tomato sauce, a delicious chicken rice pilaf, and some pad thai (click for recipes).

I’ve also finished reading The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards. I’m hoping to start another book soon, though with school starting on Thursday, I have a feeling it may last quite a while.

Happy back to school season everyone!

Linking up with Heather, KCCO, and Yarn-Along.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Too much good food

Most of my last couple of weeks has been filled with work, beach adventures and cooking! I don’t bring my camera to work, because it’s not very exciting, and I don’t bring my camera to the beach because of the sand, but here are some photos of the food I’ve been whipping up over the last little while!

I decided I hadn’t baked anything in too long, so I made some delicious (and huge) blueberry muffins. They turned out great, and I was the office favourite for a little while! I will definitely be making them again.

The recipe can be found here

I tried out a new recipe for baked salmon, since it is one of the staple foods in my diet. This one turned out pretty well, though I might pre-cook the onions slightly beforehand next time.

The recipe can be found here.

My freezer has been running slightly low in terms of ready-to-eat homemade meals, so I cooked up a big batch of chilli. This recipe is mostly my own invention, and I will try to post it at some point in the future.

Though I’m late with this post, linking up with Heather

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Homemade Mac And Cheese Recipe

Here is the recipe for the homemade mac and cheese that I made a little while ago.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
About half a package of elbow noodles (pasta)
About half a block of cheese, shredded
Breadcrumbs
5 pieces of bacon, cooked and broken into pieces (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Melt butter in a pot on the stove. Add flour and whisk. Cook until golden brown.

In the meantime, cook the pasta according to its instructions. Strain and set aside.

Add milk to the butter sauce. Whisk until it thickens nicely. Add 3/4 of the cheese.

Pour the pasta into a 9x13 glass pan. Pour the sauce overtop, add the bacon, and mix in. Sprinkle breadcrumbs and remaining cheese overtop.

Cook for 15-20mins, until golden brown and bubbling.

Monday, July 14, 2014

TARDIS Mittens Pattern Available!

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve published my TARDIS Mittens Pattern! Also, I’ve recently seen the trailer to the new episode (coming out in August), so my Doctor Who excitement is off the charts.

You can find the pattern on my blog here, or on Ravelry here. It is $2.99 CAD, but you don’t need to be a Ravelry member to purchase it.

I’m excited to see the future projects!