Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find!

From chunky cable knit scarves to fine oyster pink neck warmers, Knit Frekkles creates all of their items on a made to oder basis. Each and every piece is suitable for all seasons and occasions. 
Find them on Etsy!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Autumn Warmer

1oz brandy
1/2oz Grand Marnier
6oz Hot Apple Cider
Pour into a clear double-walled mug Dip a red apple slice in honey and coat with brown sugar to garnish. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin Bird Feeders

Not to sure what to do with your left over jack-o-lanterns this year? We found a great idea from Martha Stewart - Pumpkin Bird Feeders. 
Cut a three- to five-pound pumpkin in half; scoop out, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick wall. Cut a 1/2-inch-deep groove in the rim for pumpkin seeds. For perches, poke holes and insert twigs. To hang, knot two lengths of twine together in centre; tack knot to feeder bottom. Fill with birdseed.
Pumpkin Bird Feeder

Friday, October 21, 2011

Bare Minerals

Award winning makeup line, Bare Minerals only uses the finest ingredients in their makeup and skincare lines. All their products are free of preservatives, fillers, and binders. 
Find them at Sephora!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies

All You Need Is:
1 Egg
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Peanut Butter
All You Need To Do Is:
Combine and blend ingredients in a mixing bowl. Let stand in fridge for one hour. Tray and bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes. 
Cool and serve. Makes 2 dozen. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find

We stumbled across this local cake company called "Whisk" and we LOVE their creations.
 They make stunningly delicious cakes using only fresh wholesome ingredients.
 Check them out at:

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find

Every day on my way home as of late the sun has been shining, the smell of fall is in the air and the beauty of Tantalus Vineyard in Beautiful South East Kelowna is breathtaking. 
Check out their website for more info on tours, tastings and where to purchase their latest offering - Riesling 2010.

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Delicious DIY From Our Garden.........

Fresh Raw Salsa
5 Lbs finely diced tomatoes
3 Large Bell Pepper (Any colour)
2 Jalapenos
1 Onion
1 Cob of Corn
1 Bulb of Roasted Garlic
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
1 Tsp Oregano 
1 Tsp Basil
1/4 Cup Vinegar
S & P

- Soak cob of corn in cold water for at least 30 minutes, then throw on the grill for about 15 minutes
- Chop Peppers, Jalapenos, and Onion in half brush with oil and season with salt and pepper.  Throw on the BBQ medium heat for about 10 mins flipping half way through.  
- Smash bulb of garlic on the counter a couple times, place in a dish, drizzle with olive oil, season with S&P and bake in the oven at 250 F for 20-30 minutes
- Dice up tomatoes and drain extra juice in strainer
- Dice up peppers, jalapenos, onion and garlic and combine with strained tomatoes
- Peel corn and chop off kernels from cob and add to salsa
- Add cilantro, oregano, basil and vinegar 
- Add S&P to taste
-Jar & label

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find

The Minstrel Cafe & Bar
An amazing menu, great wine, 5 events/week a RAD atmosphere and so much more. 
In our books The Minstrel Cafe & Bar has it all!
Find them ay 4638 Lakeshore Drive
or check out their website:
Sidenote: An excellent potential event locale for ALL occasions.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Moroccan Stew


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and cubed
  • 1 pound cooked chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in sweet potato, bell pepper, chicken, tomatoes, and 2 cups of water. Season with salt, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Dissolve flour in 2 tablespoons water, and stir in to boiling stew. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the potatoes are tender but not mushy, 10 to 20 minutes. Stir the stew occasionally to keep it from sticking.
  2. Once the potatoes are done, stir in corn and kidney beans. Cook a few minutes until hot, then stir in cilantro before serving.