Deep Fried Mushrooms with Super Sauce

Deep Fried Mushrooms with Super Sauce

If you've been around for a while you know I love deep fried foods and these deep fried mushrooms are no different. I served them up with 'super sauce', and hot diggity damn, they are delicious. Even Graham ate them, and that kid doesn't eat anything!  I know fried foods are so not good for you. but c'mon! Deep fried mushrooms are super simple to whip up as a snack, appetizer or a side dish.  All you need is some fresh mushrooms and a few other ingredients and you could be chowing down. What you will need: 10 large white button mushrooms; cleaned and sliced into 1/4 inch pieces 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup of all purpose flour 2 large eggs; beaten 1 1/2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs (you may need more) oil for frying 1/4 cup mayo 3 Tbsp. of your favorite hot sauce Add at least 1 inch of oil to a heavy bottom pan (like a cast iron) Heat oil over medium heat; careful it doesn't get too hot. Set up a dredging station. Three shallow bowls; flour in one, beaten eggs another … [Continue reading]

Mel & Duncan | Wedding


Mel & Duncan | August 13th, 2016 “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu I shot a wedding waaaay back in August for my friend Duncan and his fiancee Mel. It's taken me months to get this wedding post up - when writer's block hits - it hits hard I've known Duncan since high school. He was the best man at my wedding (almost seven years ago) and was there for 'support' the day Jimbo was born. So when he got in touch asking if I could/ would photograph his upcoming wedding to Mel, it was a no brainer for me... of course I would do it! Before their wedding, Mel and I had not officially met, so I went into this a little nervous.. Ok, a lot nervous. But the moment I walked into the room where the ladies were getting ready, all those nerves went away. I was greeted with friendly smiles and wine... at this point.. I knew this is going to be a fun night. The ceremony was beautiful. Small and intimate with close family … [Continue reading]

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

I have reached a point where I am now hiding vegetables in foods just so my nuggets get veggies in their diet - like these double chocolate zucchini muffins. While they are sweet and chocolaty, there is also a whole large zucchini baked within the batter. Best trick yet. The boys are not fond of vegetables, they love fruit, but not veggies, so I have been sneaking them into some of their favorite foods and they don't even know the difference. When I made these chocolate zucchini muffins, Chris didn't even know there was zucchini in them until I told him - you couldn't taste a thing except for delicious chocolate. I made sure these were nut free so James could take them in his school lunch, and I added extra chips for. .well... it's chocolate. What you will need: 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup good quality cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. cinnamon pinch of salt 2 large eggs 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup 2% milk 1/4 cup canola … [Continue reading]

No Bake Cranberry Granola Bars

No Bake Cranberry Granola Bars

My boys are big fans of granola bars, and these no bake cranberry granola bars are simple to whip up at home, and taste even better than the store bought ones. I personally love the tartness from the cranberries, and the sweetness from the oats and honey. I decided to add some dark chocolate chips just to make them a wee bit sweeter. These cranberry granola bars require no baking, and are nut free, which means they are great to add to your child's school lunch. James loved them so much he asks me to make them over and over. Most of these ingredients you probably already have on hand, but if you don't, feel free to substitute ingredients. What you will need: 2 cups quick cooking oats 1 cup crisp rice cereal 3/4 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup liquid honey 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips Line a brownie pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl combine oats, rice cereal, cranberries and … [Continue reading]

Raincoast Trading Wild Sockeye Salmon Hash

Raincoast Trading Wild Sockeye Salmon Hash

I'm partnering up with Raincoast Trading to not only bring you a delicious Sockeye Salmon hash recipe, but to also talk about the Vancouver based company that has been selling my favorite wild seafood … [Continue reading]

Thanksgiving Classic – Rosemary Roasted Turkey

Rosemary Roasted Turkey

Rosemary Roasted Turkey *This post is sponsored by Lonsdale Quay Market. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. I can remember the first time I ever volunteered to host Thanksgiving … [Continue reading]

French Leek Soup with Swiss Cheese Crouton

French Leek Soup

While flipping through the latest issue of Canadian Living, I came across a recipe for a Swiss-French Leek Soup (pg. 18). I was drooling! You know me - I see a recipe that makes my mouth water, and … [Continue reading]

Bacon Tomato Swiss Breakfast Sandwich

Tomato, Bacon Swiss Breakfast Sandwich

This bacon, tomato, Swiss breakfast sandwich is inspired from a local coffee shop in Osoyoos. While away to shoot a wedding, my friend Sarah and I stopped in for a quick bite to eat and a caffeine fix … [Continue reading]

Simple Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders When a craving hits, sometimes you just have to go with the flow. That's what happened when I had a crazy craving for a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. I've had many … [Continue reading]

Simple Blueberry Compote Recipe

Blueberry Compote Recipe

This simple blueberry compote recipe is full of blueberry flavor, and tastes great on cakes, ice cream, french toast and pancakes. I even added a little to a yogurt bowl one morning and it was … [Continue reading]