I've become a fan of cold brew coffee concentrate. The first one I tried was SECRET SQUIRREL from a local heath food store and I liked it. It's made by soaking the beans for 18+ hours and it is said to be less acidic that hot coffee. Mixed with soy, rice or cows milk, it is creamy and refresing. And best of all it's ready to go—no grinding and waiting.
Christmas is over but my holiday sweet tooth is still going strong. After eating an entire batch of homemade rice crispy macadamia nut cookies at Corey's family feast I have officially been inspired to try some fun recipes of my own! Here are some of confections I will be baking this week with the hopes they will be too cute to eat ;)
Mason Jars. They have been around forever, often as a staple drinking cup for poor struggling students. However nowadays, Mason jars are trending like crazy! From DIY designs to mainstream home stores like West Elm, mason jar trends can be seen in so many different forms. Today mason jars have new prestige and allure. Check out all the variety below!
Found a set of these great drinking jars at rosebowl fleamarket this month!
Mason Jar sleeve with handle made by “the Stowe”,my friend Molly in Montreal
good for Hot or cold beverages…
Tons of hanging jar lights at Anthropologie
Jars are increasingly being used for inexpensive wedding decorations for anything from lighting, to flower vases to cups.
Hopefully everyone is prepared to cook up a delicious feast tomorrow! If you're like me, you watch football and drink beer all day so by the time the meal is actually ready you're already pretty full. This year I'm actually planning on having leftovers just so I can try out some of these Thanksgiving leftovers recipes.
Most parts of the northern hemisphere have trees changing colors, weather shifting and fall rolling in. As a Canadian living in L.A I miss all that. This past week was Canadian Thanksgiving so to commemorate it I'd like to share all my favorite fall recipes and dinner party ideas. Since it's also so close to Halloween I often like to “spookify” my food with Halloween details…
One must always greet their guests with a beverage of sorts. For fall or winter dinner parties I chose to make warm Wassail punch, a family tradition passed on for generations from the Swedish/American side of my family.
2 quarts apple cider, 2 cups orange juice, 2 cups cranberry juice (optional), 1/2 cup lemon juice, 12 whole cloves or more, 4 cinnamon sticks, 1 pinch of ground ginger, 1 pinch ground nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in a large pot and simmer over low heat for 2-3 hours. I like to add orange and apple slices. To zest it up add spiced rum to your mug.