Celebrating summer

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”~ John Lubbock There are some fun days to celebrate this month! See below: Dates of … Continue reading Celebrating summer

Preserved lemons

This summer I'm using two methods to preserve lemons. One involves boiling the lemon pieces and then preserving them in oil, which is a great way to use your lemon rinds instead of discarding them. You can keep them in the fridge and add slivers of lemon to all your dishes, as I'm doing today … Continue reading Preserved lemons

It’s June!

The month of May simply flew by! I was invited to participate in a pop-up market featuring local artists and artisans—I was so honoured, and quickly discovered that I LOVE pop-ups! It's a beautiful experience to be able to meet fellow creators and potential clients face to face (still observing safety measures, of course!) There are … Continue reading It’s June!

Ube jam

One of my favourite treats as a child growing up in the Philippines was the ube halaya (jam) from the Good Shepherd convent in Baguio. Anything flavoured with ube is generally delicious – ice cream, cake, cookies — but to me, the best way to enjoy it is simply by the spoonful, straight from the … Continue reading Ube jam