Thursday, February 24, 2011

Beautiful Vancouver!

Last year I started testing out my first SLR and it just so happened that the weather this time last year was the same as this past weekend - AMAZING! I just had to go out and about and capture some of the scenery on what makes Vancouver such a special place to live. Blue waters, neat structures and my favourite, dog parks!




































































































































Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Smitten Kitten in the Kitchen

Miss Domestic here, I just cannot stop cooking! Thank God my rent is cheap so it can all go towards more important things, like photography and groceries.

Two important notes to make: 
1. It is completely impossible to wean away from an abundance of vegetables, so eat as many as you can.
2. Be a meat eater. 

Let's combine the two, and here is what I came up with: Sole plus a Medley Veggie Quinoa Salad. 

Check it out:
Beat one egg and dress your sole



Add salt and pepper for taste














Next, cover your yolky sole in flour


























Turn.


























Next, fry your fish on low heat while you prepare your salad, and boil your quinoa. I also added the remainder of the egg. J'aime les oeufs!


























Chop a variety of veggies. I went with: green onion, yellow peppers, tomatoes, fresh basil, carrots and celery.


























And avocados! Also, To sweeten it up, I added a vanilla flavoured goat cheese.


























In a pot, bring olive oil, balsamic vinegar, a spoonful of brown sugar, some garlic and ginger to a boil, then simmer.



























Its complete once you add your dressing and quinoa to your salad and eat it all up!


Kid Cooks

A couple weeks ago, some of my students got-a-cookin' in the kitchen! They created delicious dishes, like homemade pizza from scratch, including the dough and the sauce! I have never been more proud to see the effort they put into their masterpieces. Thin crust, olive oil and cornmeal to satisfy your taste buds! It tasted like a pizza made in Italy!

Also, we fixed our sweet tooth craving as we finished off with a healthy dessert, yogurt parfait! Delicious!

Kid Cooks is a local business, here in North Vancouver run by the beautiful Karen Kero. Its just starting out, and going to kick all cooking classes' butt because this cooking class is specially designed for children!

Stay tuned for something big out of this cooking class!

For more visit the Kid Cook website:
www.kidcooks.ca

Or, their Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/KidCooks/159738540729487