11 November, 2012

Avenue Magazine (Weekend Reads)


When we're home on a Sunday morning with nowhere to go the family always has a pretty lazy routine. Hubby sleeps in (made so much easier with a quiet room in the basement). Baby Boy plays on the floor and whines every time he spies his Mama. The girls colour. I flip through magazines. We all watch Bake with Anna Olson. Then I get pressured to spend the rest of my day baking. Um... okay.

This morning brought us hot cocoa made with almond milk and scones. I use many recipes for scones, but this morning I tried my friend Julie's recipe, with a swap for whole wheat flour from our grain CSA and using grated apples and cardamom instead of the chocolate and coconut. Oh so tender...

I also flipped through the latest issue of Avenue magazine, a local lifestyle magazine.

Speaking of both Julie and Avenue, I never told you about this great article she wrote about me for the last issue. That's me, in my Baba's apron, making pyrohy. And wow, you should go and congratulate Julie. Her latest cookbook, Spilling the Beans, just won the Taste Canada Food Writing Awards for best single subject cookbook! And that is a cookbook worthy of a Sunday morning.


18 comments:

LauraH said...

I'm visiting from V&Co! Your book looks great!

Rae R said...

I am absolutely trying your scone recipe today. I love chocolate and coconut together. I like the idea of whole wheat flour also. How about a variation with cranberry and orange? I came over from V and Co but I will be visiting again. Your blog is great. Thanks! raybanfandango at hotmail dot com

rutigt said...

Hallo! Vanessa told us to say you have wonderful calves (just joking), but I do think you and Amanda Jean did a great job with your book. So far I´ve only seen parts of it, but it sure looks good!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

justacraftymom said...

you have great calves ;)

ann said...

I love the Perogy ( is this the Polish spelling? I don't know) references. My 23 y old daughter makes them at university and the kids flock to her place. My Polish MIL taught her , and my other daughter, and the older one has become quite adept at it. she makes huge batches and all the hungry uni students she can handle haha.

Maureen said...

Love your blog Cheryl! And you had me at pyrohy! My Mum has always made her own from an old recipe given to her from a dear Ukranian friend. We're Irish, so "pyrohy" wasn't truly one of our staples!
And lazy Sunday mornings are the best!

Lynne said...

I am here from V & co. You are awesome!

Dana Lynne said...

I used to make Perogies with my mother-in-law (who was Ukranian!) We haven't had homemade in AGES! I think it's time to whip some up (and some scones too!) Yup... winter is coming and I'm longing for some 'comfort' foods *grin*

Cecilia said...

I'm visiting from V & Co.. I love your book.

Carmen said...

I'm visiting from V & Co. I hear you've got great calves!

Jennyroo said...

V&co has sent us your way. But I was already here!

Lee D said...

Love listening to Julie on CBC Tuesday mornings. Thanks for sharing your Baba's recipe. I need to try them.

Kay said...

Just visiting from V and co, apparently your calves are awesome!!

Kim-the-girl said...

I'm also visiting from V & Co. I was just admiring your Wink Wink quilt! It is fabulous! I've never tried curved blocks in quilting, but am excited to try it! And the scone recipe you linked is going to my must try list as well... I think apples and whole wheat sounds perfect!

M.W. said...

Just visited V&Co. book looks great!
You are awesome.
Shawn

PearlsForMyGirls said...

Just saw your book on V and Co, can't wait to dig into it!

Lisa said...

Just found your blog. Nice!

mrslisa60@juno.com

CJ said...

Show us the carpeted floors! We get our carpet installed tomorrow. :)