Start by half-filling a saucepan with water and place on the burner at a high heat. Next, begin measuring the quantity of almonds you will need for your recipe and drop to the water once it has reached a boil. Immediately turn the burner to medium and leave simmering for 2 minutes. If you leave … More How to Blanch Almonds
Whenever I use a mask I buy at the store, I always break out. I have never found one that is nice to my skin while also making it soft and bright. I gave in and decided to try out a little DIY mask making. It worked, and here are the fantastic results! Chop half an avocado … More Skin Brightening Avocado Face Mask
This is one of my favorite recipes in a pinch. If you have people coming over and little food in the house, this is a great snack to put in the oven 10 minutes before guests arrive, and it goes perfectly with a Mojito using my Lemon, Basil Syrup! Preheat oven to 350 F and line … More Fresh and Zesty Nacho Tray
There is currently a heartwarming commercial (woman baking cookies for her community) on the TV that inspired me to do a small (but ultimately, delicious) good deed. I have two friends leaving on a road trip this morning and what is a road trip without a fresh batch of delightful, chewy, oatmeal and M&M goodness? Well, … More Oatmeal M&M Cookies
Nothing is better with a cup of tea than a finger of shortbread. Buttery and crumbling goodness. As I poured a cup of tea this afternoon, I decided that I was missing an important accompanying snack. So I began baking! Cream 8 tablespoons of butter with 4 tablespoons of sugar. Place in the fridge for … More Scottish Shortbread
Going over to the Simenc household for brunch is always a joy – they always find a unique way to use their fresh chicken eggs (click here for great brunch ideas)! You can definitely taste the difference in an egg laid by your own chickens to those you buy for two bucks from the store. The … More Urban Farm: Part 2. Chicken Coop, DIY!