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home-made strawberry basil ice cream.

home-made strawberry basil ice cream.

By Emma It hardly needs to be said that one of the greatest joys of summer, for anyone who enjoys cooking or eating delicious food, is the wild abundance of fresh local fruits, vegetables and herbs which become available. Whether you grow them yourself or pick them up at your [...]

the canadian tux: how to attempt.

the canadian tux: how to attempt.

By Dee   Prologue: In case you haven’t noticed, Emma and I haven’t been posting as much as usual. That’s because we have a massive brain baby up our sleeves (yes, it’s so big it fits up both of our sleeves), and we’re busy hatching plans and having super-productive martini [...]

Fashion × July 25, 2013 × 2 comments

guest post: zucchini pasta with kale pesto.

guest post: zucchini pasta with kale pesto.

By Kerry Weatherhead Here is a nice little addition to Emma’s Kale series. I found this recipe in Balanced Raw by Tina Leigh, which has become one of my regular staples lately. I thought I would try a mostly raw food diet (and jump on the bandwagon) but quickly decided against it [...]

classic cocktails no.4.

classic cocktails no.4.

By Emma If you are an avid Mamma K reader, you may remember that the last time classic cocktails were mentioned was in the dead of winter, around New Year’s Eve, in fact. It struck me the other day, as I lay stretched out on shell-strewn, gulf island beach in [...]

the pleasures of bon macaron.

the pleasures of bon macaron.

By Emma I am in a temporary state of heaven: I have just taken my first bite of a lavender macaron. I am being transported back to an August day in Provence where the lavender fields lie in bloom, the mistral wrapping me like a sheet in a heavy, late [...]

the best creme caramel.

the best creme caramel.

By Emma By strange happenstance, my fridge seems to have become a haven for eggs as of late. At last count, the number had reached over three dozen which, for someone living alone, is ridiculously high. Thankfully, I love eggs and I love eating eggs, and by god, there are [...]

baggu: perfect summer totes.

baggu: perfect summer totes.

By Dee   Am I the only one who’s had a hell of a time finding that perfect all-round tote bag? Or am I just the only one who cares this much? No, that cannot be true, or there wouldn’t be such a glut of tote bags on the market [...]

Fashion, Lifestyle × June 4, 2013 × 0 comments

a case of the mondays: how to beat the blues.

a case of the mondays: how to beat the blues.

By Emma Regardless of how I feel about my day job in a particular week, when Sunday night rolls around a feeling of dread starts to creep over me as I realize that I must return to work the following morning. “Can it really be over so soon?”, I ask [...]

Lifestyle × June 3, 2013 × 0 comments

luscious/juicy: lip gloss for summer.

luscious/juicy: lip gloss for summer.

By Emma I sense a theme in my writing of late. It is a theme of trying to convince myself that summer has arrived, despite the fact that is has been a cold, dismal, rainy May and it looks as though June might follow suit. Nature, you spoiled us with [...]

love jules leather: ski buddies, cobbling couple

love jules leather: ski buddies, cobbling couple

  By Dee It’s early morning in Whistler, BC. Most ski bums are probably up one of the hills, or sleeping off last night’s revelry. But somewhere down Buckhorn Place, in a retooled garage studio, a man is typing on a laptop and a lady is wielding a wood-burning pen, [...]