art · Baking · homemaking · soap making · sustainability

Let Them Use Cupcakes: making cold-process cupcake soap

Years ago I picked up a book called Confetti Cakes and after seeing the amazing things that one could do with baked goods, I became very interested in creating fancy cupcakes and cakes. Cupcakes that didn’t just look like cupcakes, but like animals or a spaghetti dinner. I also made cakes shaped like robots and… Continue reading Let Them Use Cupcakes: making cold-process cupcake soap

Baking · homemaking · sustainability

Bagel Me This, Bagel Me That: Making Homemade Blueberry Bagels

Before my appetite returned, one of the only things I wanted to eat during those first four months of pregnancy was bagels. Bagels, bread, pasta, basically anything carb or carb related. They call it morning sickness, but for me it was pretty much all day sickness – just enough to not want anything to do… Continue reading Bagel Me This, Bagel Me That: Making Homemade Blueberry Bagels

Baking

A Great Discovery: Making Doughnuts with Yonni

After a short pause to overcome the joys of first trimester pregnancy, my appetite has returned along with my blogging. What a perfect time for a blog about food (especially since I can enjoy it again), and what better food than doughnuts! Yom nom, amiright? #imright. I’ve been a fan of Discovery Coffee for some… Continue reading A Great Discovery: Making Doughnuts with Yonni

Baking · homemaking · sustainability

Get Crackin’: sugar-free sweet potato crackers

My child eats his own weight in food every day, or so it seems, so I’m always on the lookout for new snack ideas. I’m not fond of the idea of buying pre-packaged snacks that are aimed at toddlers because they are oftenΒ nothing more than rice, sugar and preservatives. They also come with a lot… Continue reading Get Crackin’: sugar-free sweet potato crackers

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Easter Cards – hot off the brush!

Hand-painted Easter cards are now available in my Etsy shop. Just like my animal cards, these are each hand-drawn and painted individually. Every card is unique and can be customized with your own message for Easter or any occasion. I also offer custom colours and messages in French if you prefer. Check out the two… Continue reading Easter Cards – hot off the brush!

art · homemaking · soap making · sustainability

Soap’s Up!

Sodium lauroyl isethionate, stearic acid, sodium tallowate, sodium palmitate, lauric acid, sodium lisethionate, water, sodium stearate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoate, sodium palm kernelate, sodium chloride, tetrasodium EDTA, tetrasodium etidronate, maltol, titanium dioxide. Mix these together and what do you get? A Dove beauty bar. Notice how I didn’t say soap? That’s because it’s a detergent… Continue reading Soap’s Up!

fermenting · homemaking · sustainability

Kombucha, Kefir and Kraut: Get your ferment on!

I gotta say – I love yeast and bacteria…and as one past fermentation workshop participant mentioned “your passion for yeast and bacteria is infectious!” hmmm good thing it is a beneficial bacteria considering it’s infectious… Kefir and Kombucha are two of my favourite foods, with sauerkraut in the running too. I love how good they… Continue reading Kombucha, Kefir and Kraut: Get your ferment on!