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Dia de Muertos

October 29, 2014

Dia de Muertos via Artful Desperado

Dia de Muertos via Artful Desperado

Dia de Muertos via Artful Desperado

Dia de Muertos via Artful Desperado

Dia de Muertos via Artful Desperado

So I’m breaking the radio silence! I am here and I am still alive and well, just haven’t been able to get down for some good ol’ bloggin time, mainly because I’ve been busy trying to finish up some projects, which, at the end of the day pay my rent and internet…which I kinda need for blogging.

A couple weeks ago I did some styling for a client for Dia de Muertos, you know? The super rad Mexican holiday that celebrates death – that’s right – we ain’t afraid of it! This one of my favourite holidays along with christmas because you get together with friends and family..and pig out! Let’s be honest, it’s all about the food.

Since I live in Canada though, I’ll embrace my new pagan roots and I’ll dress up in a macabre costume that shall creep the fuck out people. That or I’ll just eat lots of candy and still creep the fuck out of people.

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Styling:
Artful Desperado for Luvo

Cocoa Dumplings with Bourbon Maple Sauce for Baked The Blog

October 8, 2014

Cocoa Dumplings with Bourbon Maple Sauce

Cocoa Dumplings with Bourbon Maple Sauce

Cocoa Dumplings with Bourbon Maple Sauce

Since I’m being super dramatic about not having summer sunshine around I decided to hit the sauce – the bourbon maple sauce that is. I made this quick and easy cocoa dumplings simmered in a boozy sticky sauce for Baked The Blog. If you’re also feeling like you need a little sumthin sumthin, then head over there – bottle and shot glass in hand – and get bakin’!

PS. I had this for breakfast and I must say the combination of sugar, butter, and alcohol was the best way to start my day.

Greek Yoghurt Olive Oil Cake with Orange Blossom Glaze + A New Project

September 10, 2014

Greek Yoghurt Olive Oil Cake with Orange Blossom Glaze

Greek Yoghurt Olive Oil Cake with Orange Blossom Glaze

Greek Yoghurt Olive Oil Cake with Orange Blossom Glaze

Greek Yoghurt Olive Oil Cake with Orange Blossom Glaze

Greek Yoghurt Olive Oil Cake with Orange Blossom Glaze

Hey yo. I have a little surprise for you! Today a few awesome fellow foodies and myself have launched a new site called Baked which is entirely devoted to food photography and – as the name says it – lots of sweet pieces of baked art!

For my first contribution to the site, I create this moist and deliciously-crumbly Greek Yoghurt Cake with Orange Blossom Cake. It’s an ode to the end of summer! (and it’s super easy to make).

I am seriously thrilled to be part of this new project along with some MEGA big foodie guns.

What ya waiting for? This cake is not gonna make itself, so go get baked!

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Styling and Photos:
Artful Desperado

Flavoured Water

September 9, 2014

Apple Cinnamon Flavoured Water

Frozen Grape Cilantro Flavoured Water

Frozen Grape Cilantro Flavoured Water

Orange Vanilla Bean Flavoured Water

Peach Mint Flavoured Water

This week I’ll share a few things from recent work. Today is all about flavoured water. I don’t have an issue drinking natural water, but hey, if you can turn a mundane thing into a gourmet experience, why not?!

The photos above are for a project of natural-flavoured water that will help you stay hydrated and will also look beautiful by your desk. There are some unexpected combos like cilantro, lemon, and frozen grapes, but there are also a couple classics like apple cinnamon and peaches with mint. You can get all the recipes over at LUVO’s Fresh Blog

Mediterranean Bostock: baked brioche with pistachio crème, honey, and figs.

September 2, 2014

Mediterranean Bostock: baked brioche with pistachio crème, honey, and figs // Via: Artful Desperado

Mediterranean Bostock: baked brioche with pistachio crème, honey, and figs // Via: Artful Desperado

Mediterranean Bostock: baked brioche with pistachio crème, honey, and figs // Via: Artful Desperado

This post is going to be figgin’ delicious! HA! Get it?….ahem. As you probably have seen in your various social feeds, figs are in full force right now, popping out everywhere, from shakes to pies and upside down cakes. I don’t know what it is about them that just makes us instantly drool – they look like the fruit of the gods no? (along with pomegranate and grapes!). They are oh so romantic…hence the moody photos.

So anyways, while browsing through one of my favourite food mags (read: Bon Appétit) I found this recipe to make a bostock, which is basically a super charged french toast – actually it’s better than french toast! The original french bostock recipe is loaded with almonds, but for this twist, I added some pistachios which makes it a bit more mediterranean.

Perhaps you can even add a scoop of greek yogurt on top or froyo! Now that’s a healthy breakfast to get your day started! (why you look at me like that?!).

Get the full recipe after the jump

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