Coming home means daily dog walks (ok, almost daily, because the dog has a schedule and I like sleeping). Lots of pretty sunsets, and unfortunately, lots of ice instead of snow. Strange winter we’re having, for sure.
Baked a variety of things this week. An upside-down gingerbread apple cake from Smitten Kitchen which was delicious (even if we undercooked it and overfilled the pan), more maple pecan/walnut cookies, and my favourite: nanaimo bars with extra icing in the middle. The extra icing makes them, although Callebaut chocolate on top doesn’t hurt. Tomorrow: another peanut butter cake.
I was thinking, since I’m pretty terrible at providing actual recipes here, I might at least make a sidebar of recipes Jess and I have tried off the internet, so that you have an easy way to search our recommendations or find some quick dessert inspiration. We both bake weekly, generally off the internet, but don’t find it worth blogging about. This way, you can capitalize off our sugar addictions. But that’s a project for another day. And hopefully, you’ll be distracted by Jessica’s blog post about France. I know writing that will be her primary concern next week! (I jest, but if you’re reading this Jess, you do owe us a post on macarons and butter in the very near future)
I love homes in old churches – cute renovated chapel
This ballerina has serious skills. Actually spinning on pointe on a guy’s head. Although I found it more impressive when she was on pointe on the guy’s bicep and he was spinning. POINT IS (ha) the video is jaw-dropping.
Adorable seaside engagement