Portfolio: Retro Recipe Cards
Kitchen dwellers take note!
We originally designed these cards to contribute to prize packs at the Indie I Do wedding show, but they are too cute not to share with everyone else! Printed on a rustic cream pulp paper, we hand-illustrated these beauties to mimic retro bakeware. Boasting three colourful sets: blue, red and mustard these (standard) sized recipe cards are a perfect bridal shower or housewarming gift. We have sets for purchase – please inquire by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos by Sarah Nickerson :)
Fancy Friday: Chai
I love hot beverages. Coffee and tea stains can always be found on my desk and though coffee is a staple, I do really enjoy a good cup of chai. Real chai. The kind of chai that comes from places like Remedy Cafe in Edmonton – so good. However, I've yet to find a cafe in the Lower Mainland that offers a chai that doesn't consist of a nasty powder, syrup or simple tea bag. Vancouverites – if you know of a good chai bar, please let me know!
So, I decided to make my own concentrate. You'll likely need to hit up a Fruiticana first (as not too many people keep green cardamon pods stocked in their cupboard). I've been experimenting with a few batches, and change it almost every time. Below is a guide, but be sure to play with it a few times until you find the ratios you like. It should keep in the fridge for a week or so, though it likely won't last that long. Enjoy!
Fancy Friday: Apple Butter
Tis the season to stock up on all the goodness that autumn has to offer. The other day I bought a 10 pound bag of BC apples for $5.00. I love farmers markets. My husband suggested I try making apple butter. I did, and it turned out great. So great on home made toast or on a cracker with some soft cheese. Have a go, and let me know how yours turns out!
Fancy Friday: Berry Season
This is my first summer living in British Columbia. I can't even get over how much I am enjoying it. I love how most of the foods we buy, come from a farm within just a few kilometres of where we live. I especially love the abundance of summer berries. We've been spending quite a few sunny afternoons at are newly beloved Krause Berry Farms picking, eating and learning about berries. It is amazing. Nothing beats a fresh berry dessert in the summer, and to avoid having the oven on, I opened up a favourite cook book for inspiration and served our weekend guests a simple custard with fresh berries. You should probably make some too – recipe below.
Fancy Friday: Clam Chowder
Clam chowder delicious. It is rich, creamy and full of chewy sea clams. If you're familiar with Seattle, you've likely heard of or dined at Duke's Chowder House. Tylor and I enjoy chowder with an ocean view at their West Seattle location every chance we get. It is... ridiculously good. In attempt to satisfy our need for their legendary clam chowder, we decided to attempt to make a big steamy pot at home. It turned out well and even though we're lacking the ocean view, I'm as happy as a clam. Scroll down for the recipe :)
Happily married to a handsome fellow named Tylor, she is a graphic designer, paper lover, hobby crafter, culinary adventurer and an all-round creative enthusiast.