Vegan Supper Club: Brunch Edition

Vegan Supper Club #9
Well, it took some aligning of chaotic schedules, but Chelsea and I managed to squeeze in one last Vegan Supper Club for 2016! We strayed from our usual dinner themes and instead opted to make a hefty & hearty brunch!
Brunch Time!
We started off with an old-time favourite: Oh She Glows’ Best Shredded Kale Salad. I’m usually one to overload my salads with every type of vegetable to make a discombobulated mess of […]

CSA Box: Week 5

CSA Box #5 | December 7
This week’s CSA Box had quite a few familiar favourites as well as 2 new exciting additions (pea shoots & shiitake mushrooms!). The colder weather means more root vegetables and that was certainly seen in this CSA Box.

 

Week 5 Haul:

Item Breakdown:

1 bunch pea shoots
1 bunch kale
1 head romanesco
4 sweet potatoes
22 carrots
11 potatoes
4 daikon radishes
1 head garlic
7 apples (I ate one before […]

By |December 12th, 2016|Categories: CSA|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

CSA Box: Week 4

CSA Box #4 | November 23
I was actually out of town when our CSA Box was delivered, but thankfully Mac was around to pick it up! There were a few recurring standard items in this box, but also a few exciting new additions that I’m eager to cook!
Item Breakdown:

20 potatoes
1 leek
3 sweet potatoes
1 bunch spinach
1 bunch purple kale
1 head romanesco
1 bunch curly lettuce
1 onion
30+ baby carrots
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By |November 30th, 2016|Categories: CSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Chasing Waterfalls | Dundas Hikes

Though Hamilton is often heralded as the City of Waterfalls, Dundas has some pretty good ones too! These two Dundas hikes are great places to spend a morning or afternoon. Plus, there are incredible waterfalls! What more could you ask for?
Borer’s Falls
On a shared day off, two coworkers and I ventured out to Borer’s Falls Conservation Area. The car park for the trail head is at Valley Road & York Road – about 5 minutes west […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

CSA Box: Week 3

CSA Box #3 | November 9
The days are certainly getting shorter (not to mention it’s getting darker earlier! Thanks daylight savings…). It was a wee bit chilly (& very dark!) when I gathered my CSA Box this week, but the abundance of colours & produce certainly managed to brighten things a little!

Week 3 Haul:

Item Breakdown:

7 apples
1 bunch carrots
4 tomatoes
20 potatoes
1 head garlic
1 acorn squash
1 head cauliflower
1 bunch […]

By |November 11th, 2016|Categories: CSA, Other People's Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Burlington Hikes: Smokey Hollow

Waterdown is a small down north of Burlington and is home to Smokey Hollow. Smokey Hollow was named in the 1800’s during the Industrial Revolution when mills dominated the area often creating plumes of smoke that would rise from the hollow of the valley.
Smokey Hollow Walk
Great Falls & The Bruce Trail
The waterfall that powered these mills – Great Falls – was the starting point for the hike that a co-worker and I recently did! The […]

By |November 5th, 2016|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , , , , , |3 Comments

Vegan Supper Club: Fall Comforts

Vegan Supper Club #8
Another month, another supper club! Chelsea and I were at it again, and this time our Vegan Supper Club was all about the flavours and comforts of fall.

My apologies for the dark & dismal photo quality. Although the flavours of fall are delightful, the early sunsets and associated dark lighting are not. Especially when paired with my less than stellar phone camera.
Fall Comforts
To start the meal off, we made Grilled Miso Apples […]

CSA Box: Week 2

CSA Box #2 | October 26
Well, two weeks have passed and it’s time for another CSA Box! It was quite dark when I went to get the produce from my CSA Box, but it was really fun & unexpected to see the rainbow of vegetables when I opened the lid!

Week 2 Haul:

Item Breakdown:

3 red onions
7 sweet potatoes
3 tomatoes
1 bunch kale
1 head garlic
2 daikon radishes
1 head cauliflower
1 head […]

By |October 29th, 2016|Categories: CSA, Life, Other People's Recipes, Recipe|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment