One of the highlights of my Labour Day weekend was going to the very first Made In America Festival in Downtown Los Angeles. Weezer is one of our all-time favourite bands – the soundtrack to our high school and college years, so we were beyond excited to see them live for the first time in three years!
We always regretted missing their show in NYC where they played the blue album and Pinkerton from front to back. So when our friends invited us to tag along, we were beyond excited to seem them again. Here’s a photo diary from our day there:
Here’s Paul singing along. Weezer killed it (of course) and we’re seriously excited for their new album to come out at the start of October. Continue reading →
I used my Ninja blender last weekend and made this amazing pineapple coconut sorbet out of the recipe book that came with it. I was impressed by how well it turned out and the fact that I didn’t require an ice cream maker to make fresh sorbet.
This dessert is perfect for a hot summer day and completely refreshing and healthy. I didn’t add any extra sugar to the recipe and it still tasted sweet to me. I also devoured it and forgot to take a picture! It’s best when it’s fresh out of the blender and is much more difficult to scoop after you re-freeze it. You may just have to blend again.
1 16 oz (1 lb) bag frozen pineapple tidbits
1/2 cup (125 ml) light coconut milk
1 teaspoon (5 ml) fresh ginger, chopped
Add the frozen pineapple, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, 1 lime wedge (whole), coconut milk, ginger to your blender. Use something strong like a Ninja or Vitamix. Blend on level 3 until it reaches an ice cream like texture that you can scoop.
Serve in small bowls. Take the remaining lime and zest on top for presentation
I had first heard of Jennifer Flores from my friend Jessica Blaine Smith – who raved about her awesome design blog. I raced to Google and fell in love with all the home makeover posts, DIY projects and authenticity that Jen brings to her site, Rambling Renovators. Not only is Jen a brilliant blogger, she is also a smart entrepreneur who works as a consultant, author and co-founder of Canada’s top conference for lifestyle and design bloggers. I caught up with Jen recently to learn all of her secrets!
What inspired you to start your wildly successful home decor and design blog, Rambling Renovators?
It was 2007 and I was newly engaged and house-hunting with my soon to be husband. I had just discovered design blogs and thought I would start my own. We were planning on buying a fixer-upper so I knew there would be lots of renovations to talk about! Continue reading →
I received an exclusive invitation to prepare dim sum with world renowned chef, Susur Lee at his newest restaurant, Luckee. Located in the chic Soho Metropolitan Hotel, the sleek and modern restaurant offers classic dim sum dishes with a unique twist.
Chef Lee welcomed our small group of food bloggers and began the workshop by speaking about his favourite item on the menu. Har gow is a simple steamed shrimp dumpling that is a staple dim sum dish. Prior to the workshop commencing, we sampled crunchy spring rolls and chicken cheung fun. The latter is my favourite dim sum dish, as the bite-sized morsel is soft, crunchy, and silky in texture. It has a savoury kick with tofu, ginger, green onion and soya juice. Continue reading →