Pickle Your Fancy: Deep Fried Pickles

Deep Fried Pickles Feature

Last year I tried my first ever deep fried pickle. We had gone out to Tap & Barrel in Vancouver and when I saw them on the menu, I had to have them. They were thin, crisp and tangy. So freaking good. Since then, I have been trying deep fried pickles whenever I can find them. I thought they would be simple enough to make at home, and to be honest - they really are quite easy to make. I'm not a huge fan of deep frying at home, but the way I cooked them was more of a 'shallow' fry. I took a page from Tap & Barrel and bought the thin cut sandwich dill pickles. They were the perfect thickness and saved me the hassle of slicing them thin. For the batter, I really just threw what I thought was needed, and then crusted them in Pankoe. In the end, I was left with some kick ass deep fried pickles. What you will need: 1 jar 'sandwich' dill pickles peanut oil for frying (enough to make 1/2" in a deep frying pan) Batter: 1 cup all purpose flour 1 1/2 cups … [Continue reading]

Gender Reveal: Tana & Matt

Tana&Matt Feature

I haven't officially announced this on the blog yet, but I am going to be an Auntie! My little sister is due March 2015 with her first child, and I had the privilege to find out the sex of the baby before Mom and Dad even knew! My sister decided to do a gender reveal shoot, and I was very excited to do this for them. We really lucked out on Saturday - the sun came out and the rains held off. It was perfect for a photo shoot. After much anticipation, they finally found out the sex of Baby M.... it's a.... GIRL!!! The last girl born into our side of the family was Montana!! And for Matt's side of the family, it was his Grandfather's sister! Needless to say, we are all very, very excited to meet this little girl. Baby M - Due March 18, 2015 … [Continue reading]

Week Forty Six


Six weeks left - shits getting real! I am slowly - I mean SLOWLY getting ready for Christmas. Usually the house is already decorated, but to be honest - I've been preoccupied. I'm hoping to have most of it up by Sunday... Linking up as always with some awesome ladies.  Sarah over at Nurse Love Farmer, Mindi from Simply Stavish and Stephanie from Behind the Camera and Dreaming. There is variety this week. Played around with the camera a bit, played around with some lighting gear; I really have a lot to learn with my Speedlight! Jimbo moved up a belt - Grey was into EVERYTHING, and let me just say; I am so effing thankful that today is Friday! Week Forty Six of Catch the Moment 365 318 | 365 Bokeh   319 | 365 New Belt   320 | 365 Expression   321 | 365 Tea Time   322 | 365   323 | 365 Last Bloom   324 | 365 Coloring & Building … [Continue reading]

Tasty Tuesday: The London Fog


This has been done, over & over, I know that - but I just had to do a post. I am a tea lover. Straight up, I love tea. I collect tea cups, and tea pots - and I have a nice little collection of loose teas. I would drink tea all day, everyday if I could - but I don't. All in moderation. Right? I picked up a bottle of vanilla syrup the other day (because I don't know how to make my own.. yet) and I instantly wanted to make a London Fog. It has to be one of my favorite hot drinks. I have never made one at home before, but I knew that I had everything I needed. I'm a huge fan of David's Tea, so I thought I would try my hand at a Creamy London Fog - made with Cream of Earl Grey tea from David's Tea. There are three ingredients - well four if you count your water - and a couple of tools you will need. You will need: Boiling water Earl Grey tea bag vanilla syrup whole or 2% milk A milk steamer or a frother will be needed as well.   Tasty Tuesday: The … [Continue reading]

Family Game Night: Monopoly Jr.


I received the following product from Influenster free of charge for review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I will be the first to admit that in my family, we could never, ever … [Continue reading]

Week Forty Five _ Catch the Moment 365


The year is creeping closer and closer to the end. I've been looking back at the start of the year and have to say, I have learned so much this past year. Not just about my camera, and photography … [Continue reading]

Chicken Noodle Soup with an Asian Twist


On Sunday I had a craving for chicken noodle soup - but I wanted to try something different. My other Chicken Noodle Soup just wasn't going to cut it this day! I have been submitting photos to … [Continue reading]

Jackie & Nik’s Family Session

Yesterday I was delighted to trek on into the Delta Watershed for a family/maternity session with one of my oldest friends, Jackie. It was flipping cold outside - but it was a gorgeous sunny day and I … [Continue reading]

Old Fashioned Butter Tarts


I have been going through my old recipes to see what can be updated. You see, some recipe photos are horrible! Some have only one photo, and zero writing. Just a picture and the recipe. So I have … [Continue reading]



Last week I featured the Bonnie boots from BEARPAW - and this week I bring you the Kay boots from BEARPAW. My favorite boots... yes I said it - these are by far my favorite boots I own. Works like … [Continue reading]