Simple Garden Tomato Bruschetta

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 0 0

You may have noticed things are looking a little different around here! I’ve reorganized the blog, moving it from wordpress.com to wordpress.org so it’s now much more customizable. I’m also veering away from fashion posts to focus on food and recipe posts, as that is truly where my passion lies!

In the past two years I’ve come to be passionate about whole foods, organic produce, and supporting local small farms. It’s been a slow realisation which started by reading this book and then this book, and has since spiraled with the addition of our rooftop vegetable garden last summer, our CSA box this year, watching so many different documentaries, and now I can’t read or learn enough about it! I constantly joke to J about how I want to leave the city, get some land, grow some vegetables, get a bee hive, sell jam at the local farmer’s market, and basically become a big hippie ;)

Joking aside, the recipes featured on this blog will be focused on whole foods – though, admittedly I have a sweet tooth that sometimes needs satisfying, so I will also be posting baking recipes. Baking also relaxes me, and can be a stress relief! I love being in the kitchen, so thanks for coming on this food adventure with me!

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We’ve got an abundance of tomatoes overflowing our garden from our six tomato plants. Every day it seems like there are a hundred more to pick! I needed a recipe to use up a lot and settled on bruschetta. { Is it mind-blowing to anyone else that bruschetta is actually pronounced “bru-sketta”?! } I could eat bruschetta for days.

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Spicy Apricot Habanero Jam

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1 0

This spicy apricot habanero jam is SO GOOD. Pair it with a cracker and a piece of super aged cheddar or a soft camembert cheese and your mind will be blown. It’s spicy and sweet at the same time – the best combination for a savory jam!

When J and I were in the Okanagan last summer we purchased an apricot habanero jam and J fell in love with it so much that I made it my mission this summer to replicate the recipe! His parents brought me back a pound of apricots from their recent Okanagan trip – and after that, life was transformed. Yes. I’m telling you that your life will be transformed by this jam! ;)

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Homemade Zesty Dill Pickles

Friday, August 1, 2014 1 0

I bookmarked this recipe on Smitten Kitchen the other day and made a mental note that homemade dill pickles would be a winner recipe for J. He’s pickle-obsessed! And I was right, as soon as I mentioned I wanted to try making homemade pickles, he had purchased mini cucumbers and was researching how to make them spicy – he practically made these pickles himself!

I will admit, I was a bit skeptical. I’ve never pickled anything before. We put the jar of these homemade zesty dill pickles into the fridge overnight and I secretly held my breath. The next morning J tried a pickle. His eyes lit up, “Wow, these are actually pretty good!” I bit into one – they’re more than just pretty good! They’re delicious! Who knew that making your own zesty dill pickles was this easy?? Vlasic, you ain’t got nothin’ on me!

Recipe is after the jump –

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