Garlic Scrapes and Basil Pesto

Garlic Scrapes and Basil Pesto

Do you have a hankering for some pesto? Well, then you’re in luck because I have a recipe that will keep you well stocked for quite a while. Pesto is something that I love yet, oddly enough, I’ve never made. Last week I got garlic scrapes in my organics food basket delivery. What are garlic scrapes, you might ask (I was asking that when I got the basket)? They are the flower stems that garlic plants produce before the bulbs mature; they are the young and tender stem of garlic and they are delicious!

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DIY Monday: Terracotta Pot Ashtray

DIY Monday: Terracotta Pot Ashtray

Monday is here and this week is marking the beginning of a new series: DIY Mondays. I’ve been feeling like I’ve completely neglected the DIY portion of this blog, which is really awful considering that’s probably the main reason I started this blog in the first place. It all started with my Dining Room Set Makeover and since then I’ve felt like I need to do BIG projects. I’ve come to the realization that there are a lot of small, everyday DIY projects that I can do, so that’s the plan. I will be posting something DIY every Monday going forward. That being said, this project took me all of 30 minutes, and it’s pretty darn awesome.

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Friday Night Movie Recommendation: The History of Future Folk

Friday Night Movie Recommendation: The History of Future Folk

My computer is back up and running! Yay! All thanks to my wonderful hubby (I’m computer illiterate). This is cause for celebration so I’m recommending you a really fun, charming and pretty darn hilarious movie for you to watch tonight.

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Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid: Easy Pasta Salad (Bonus Content: Camping!)

Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid: Easy Pasta Salad (Bonus Content: Camping!)

Hello again! It’s been a long four days and I missed you all terribly. You’ve all become my second family and I’m excited to show you pictures from my camping trip. My computer is still being wonky (I guess I shouldn’t have tried to stream Game of Thrones) so I have to write this post on my phone (the tragedy)… I’m not happy about it but what can you do? Desperate times call for desperate measures. Anyways, if there are a lot of typos or the formatting is off, that’s why.

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Friday Night Movie Recommendation: The Raid: Redemption

Friday Night Movie Recommendation: The Raid: Redemption

I was still debating what to recommend you guys this Friday night when Gary over at The Critical Critic mentioned that he thought this week’s Wednesday Night Kitchen RAID was a review of the movie The Raid at first glance. He mentioned he hadn’t seen it and then my good friend David from That Moment In said that he hadn’t seen it and planned on watching tonight anyways while eating some Asparagus Soup and that was all it took for me to decided to review it tonight. You guys should thank Gary and David. The Raid is an epic action movie, filled with some of the most incredible fight scenes that I have seen in any movie.

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Rib Rub

Rib Rub

I love ribs. They’re juicy and delicious. This rub makes them even more delicious. It’s incredibly easy and comes from my mom, so you know it’s good. I’m actually going camping for a couple days starting tomorrow (I’ll miss you guys!) and I’m bringing ribs. We’re really roughing it. I’ll bake them beforehand (this will all be explained in the directions) and just thrown them on the grill before dinner.

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Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid: Slow Cooker Asparagus Soup

Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid: Slow Cooker Asparagus Soup

Happy hump day, everyone! We are  halfway through the week and I have, quite possibly, the easiest recipe that I have ever made. I could almost argue that about any slow cooker recipe but this one was particularly easy. And it’s healthy! It tastes creamy and thick and as if it were full of cream, milk and butter but it isn’t.

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White Wine Sangria

White Wine Sangria

Hello and good morning! Anyone feeling like some sangria? I am! I made this a couple weeks ago and it was a-freaking-mazing. I popped over to Kim’s site at Tranquil Dreams and checked out her white wine sangria recipe, then I perused the web a little and then I figured out what I could do with what I had on hand and then presto changeo – this is the recipe that I ended up with. If you’re more into red wine, check out my Red Wine Sangria recipe.

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Ingredients 

  • The juice of 5 oranges – slice up half of one and put it in the sangria to make it look pretty.
  • Whatever fruit you have on hand (except banana – I don’t think that would be very good). I used apples, pears, nectarines and kiwis.
  • White wine. I used a box (because I’m classy like that) of sauvignon blanc. The rest of the ingredients are based on how much wine I used. This recipe is good if you are having a lot of guests over and they are all drinking sangria. If it’s just a couple people, cut the recipe down accordingly.
  • 2 cups of bourbon.
  • 1½ litres of Sprite or 7 Up (or any lemon/lime soft drink)

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Directions

  1. Mix all of the above except your soft drink together. SIDEBAR: Do you guys call soft drinks pop? Because here in Canada, it’s called pop but I heard somewhere that everywhere else you use the term soft drink (which we also use here but it sounds odd and strangely formal when people say it).
  2. Let your sangria sit in the fridge overnight. This is the most important step. Don’t skip it.
  3. Add the soft drink (pop) before serving.
  4. Drink

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Movie Review: Jurassic World

Movie Review: Jurassic World

Jurassic Park is one of my favourite go-to movies to turn on whenever I’m not quite sure what I feel like watching. It’s gotten to the point where my husband will ask, “What movie do you want to watch? And it can’t be Jurassic Park.” I never tire of it and it’s not just because of my childhood nostalgia. It’s a really well made movie with great performances and a well written script; it’s also chock-full of action and impressive visual and special effects. With all that in mind, I had really high expectations for Jurassic World and I was anticipating it more than any other movie coming out this summer. Now that I’ve seen it I will say that, although I’m not disappointed, it didn’t live up to it’s predecessor.

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Friday Night Movie Recommendation: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Friday Night Movie Recommendation: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Friday again! Where does the time go? I hope you all had a fabulous week and I’ve got a cussing awesome movie for you to enjoy tonight and kick off your weekend. I know I did a poll and everyone wanted more horror movies but I had a couple comments during last week’s Friday Night Movie Recommendation for Proxy from people who weren’t the scary movie type so I decided to pick a movie this week that everyone should like. Add to that, the main characters are foxes and you have a recipe for success.

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