Gin and Tonic with Candied Kumquats and Fresh Basil

I’ve had a stressful week, so it’s cocktail time on the blog! Candied kumquats will make for an interesting addition to any patio cocktail you dole out this summer. Best of all, the candying process is quick…three ingredients quick. Sweeten things up with this spin on a classic G & T! Candied Kumquats (adapted from Bright […]

Homemade Pink Lemonade Spritzer with Fresh Mint

It’s Friday and it’s summer, this calls for a white wine spritzer!  …with homemade lemonade of course. Homemade Pink Lemonade Spritzer with Fresh Mint (adapted from Martha Stewart) 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice 1 cup sugar 2 cups club soda 1/4 cup cranberry juice 1 bottle dry white wine […]

Hard Cider Steamed Clams with Spicy Chorizo Sausage

All these warm summer nights have me craving light meals and seafood, in particular.  There’s nothing like a fresh steamed bowl of clams to accompany your white wine patio lounging. My recent SPUD delivery introduced me to North Sea Fish, a Calgary owned and operated seafood company that provides sustainable seafood recognized by the Ocean Wise program, Seachoice Organisation and Marine Stewardship […]

Handmade Distressed Denim Cut-Offs

I’ve recently started contributing to The Indie Chicks online magazine,  owned and operated by three powerhouse women out of New York!  I’ll be contributing bad-ass DIY projects, drinks and recipes…starting with these distressed cut-offs! This was such a fun project and the perfect way to kick off the summer theme on my blog. Head over to […]