Strawberry Pop-Tarts

Homemade Strawberry Pop-Tarts + Bonus Cinnamon Roll Filling - Lake Country - Okanagan

I’ve always wanted to try making a homemade version of a pop-tart. Something that felt special and decadent, perfect for Christmas morning and special occasions. Well we did some experimenting, a lot of taste testing (the best part!), and ended up with these delicious strawberry pop-tarts. I warn you though, they are too easy to devour!! We used the strawberries that I froze from our summer garden harvest, I love having a little stash in the freezer. We usually run out quickly though, so we savour every bite with treats like these. I get so excited every Spring because that…

Butternut Squash Soup

Homemade Butternut Squash Soup - Lake Country - British Columbia

Butternut squash has been a somewhat recent addition to our kitchen, we started cooking with it last year when I made a side dish for Christmas dinner. It turned out delicious! Luckily for us, it’s in season again and I picked one up from our local fruit stand for dinner last week. I ended up only using half of it, and I’m so glad because It’s been cold and snowy outside and a Butternut Squash Soup was sounding like the perfect way to warm up! I kept our recipe fairly simple, but this soup seems so forgiving that you can’t…

Apple Pie Green Smoothie

Apple Pie Green Smoothie - Lake Country - Okanagan - British Columbia

Another smoothie post! I know, but I’ve been experimenting with different flavours and this one was delicious! Winter arrived a little early for us this year, and one thing I love to do when it’s snowing out is bake! I love the warmth it brings to the house, and it makes everything feel so cozy. But… I’ve already made a few baked goods this past week so when I was craving something sweet this morning I opted to experiment with this Apple Pie Green Smoothie instead. You know.. because that 80/20 rule to keep things balanced, right?! Haha! I like…

Good Morning Green Smoothie

Lake Country Green Smoothie - Pear - Cucumber - Spinach - Lemon

I didn’t have some of my favourites on hand this morning, but I was really craving a smoothie. So I had to get a little creative with what was in the fridge, but I came up with this variation of a green smoothie. It was delicious! Spinach is a good energy and mood booster and you don’t even notice it other than the colour. If you haven’t tried greens in your smoothies yet it’s totally worth it. You can start off with just a little and add more as you get comfortable with it. I also add some plant-based protein…

Coffee & Sweaters.. Fall is Here!

Okanagan Lake Country Fall Leaves Photography

Happy first day of Fall! I’m looking forward to all the upcoming hot beverages, warm cozy outfits, delicious baked goods, and beautiful fall colours on the trees. But mostly, I am enjoying the blue skies we’ve been getting since our summer here had many of our days filled with smoke from surrounding forest fires. Plus it’s Friday and the weekend has officially started, so I’m off to celebrate the first day of Fall 2017 with a glass of wine. Specifically Kerner from Gray Monk Estate Winery. If you like a sweet white wine, this is definitely worth the drive to…