Monday, February 21, 2011


Eggs and Spinach in Tomato Sauce

I first made Eggs in Tomato Sauce from Smitten Kitchen a year ago and was hooked. It's the perfect way to use up leftover tomato sauce or canned tomatoes and it's such a flavourful and easy breakfast/brunch. For this version, I used spinach in the sauce and crumbled goat cheese on top. It was definitely my favourite incarnation of the recipe.

Here's some informal instructions on how to make your own version:

1. Warm the tomato sauce (I used leftover sauce from a pizza I made last night, plus some leftover canned tomatoes) in a non-stick frying pan and add some fresh spinach leaves. Cover so the spinach wilts.

2. Crack the eggs and add them to the pan one by one so you can space them evenly on the surface of the sauce. Season with S+P and cover so the whites cook.

3. When the whites are cooked and the yolks are still soft (or however your prefer your eggs) remove from the pan and crumble goat cheese or feta on top. Serve with a piece of toast!

It sounds kind of weird (Stu was skeptical when I first made this for him) but it is absolutely delicious and so satisfying.

Friday, February 18, 2011

If I had a Tumblr...

If I had a tumblr this is what I'd post. But I have a blog so I'm blogging it instead. Here's some eye candy for you on this lovely Friday.














Friday, February 11, 2011

Knock-Off Alert?

ASOS vs. Acne Resort 2011

So lets talk "knock-offs" for a second...
I'm not very well versed in the arguments for or (most prominently) against knock-offs. I don't really know why anyone cares that people can buy/carry ugly fake Louis Vuitton bags. The people who buy fakes could never afford the real thing (I'm counted in with these types, but I have never had any interest in buying a knock-off bag) so they aren't part of the target market of these companies anyway. I think one of the arguments is that counterfeiters are making a lot of money from the artistic property of whomever designed the (hideous...) bags so I guess that's wrong.

ANYWAY BACK ON TOPIC: the thing I wanted to point out is that, as far as I can tell, Acne isn't selling this hat anyway and it was probably just a one-off piece used to compliment or draw attention to the collection. If anyone has any background on the matter, please fill me in. If not, enjoy this ASOS hat because it's pretty spiffy, if wholly unrealistic...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Song of the day I guess?

4 months ago, this song was on repeat on my iPod for four days straight. It's the ideal song for walking aimlessly through parks while killing time waiting for somebody. I speak from experience, people! The claymation video is also a great compliment to the dreamy nature of Grizzly Bear instrumentals.

Monday, February 7, 2011

behind the scenes

Here are some behind-the-scenes looks at a photoshoot I had the pleasure of styling over the weekend. We shot at Capilano University, a small but beautiful campus in North Vancouver. If you're from the area, you know that it is a beautiful setting right by the water and the mountains.

I snapped these pictures with my iPod touch so they're not HQ but you get the idea. The finished images are coming soon!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

ASOS Blouse

My ASOS blouse (here)finally came on Friday! It buttons really weirdly and dips really low in front so I decided to sport it as a cardigan yesterday. My friend Natahsha, a photographer, was kind enough to snap a picture of it for the blog.

I'm also wearing shorts and tights by Joe Fresh, and my BCBGeneration bag.

I think this solidifies my feeling that ombre hair is kind of least for me. My ends just look kind of dry and lifeless. Time for a chocolate brown dye-job stat. I usually hate the way I look in photos but Natahsha was able to snap a shot I actually like! I think it's a testament to her talent...

Check out Natahsha's awesome photography here:

And stay tuned for images from a photoshoot shot by Natahsha and styled by me!