Sunday, July 13, 2014

Cheater Pie...

It's all about playdates these days.
And of course blueberries.

I had that annoying clump of pastry dough left after you make a full pie and trim the edges off.
I rolled it out and used a drinking glass to cut out some round tops.

If you don't have one of these handy sets, just use 250 ml canning jars on a cookie sheet.
I had 2 cups of blueberries, added 2 tablespoons of flour and just under 1/2 cup of sugar.
Mash half the berries and stir well. Divide between cups - I only got five cups.
Place the tops on and with a knife, cut a small slit.

I brush the tops of my pastry with cream and sprinkle on some sugar.
My daughter had a friend over, so I thought I'd personalize the pies.

Pick a bouquet of sweet peas while they cook... more blueberries...

Bake at 425 for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 for 15 to 20 minutes.

Maybe I get a little competitive with the whole snack thing.

But they loved it.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Shooting has been fantastic this week.
From the ultra pretty for Prairie Country to the super sweet honey for Canadian Living.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Out of Whack...

Do you ever feel like life is off balance.
Like something is shifting far beyond our control...
Clearly my chicken is feeling this too.

But today, I think it's levelling out.
Look at this sweet tiny face just learning to fly.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Blue Berries...

I don't remember seeing 'blue' berries in June on our farm!
Green yes, blue no.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Art Studio...

Canadian Living is running my art studio in their July issue.

My friend Janis Nicolay took all these photos.

So pretty.

And my other dear friend Kim Christie took this photo.
It's online at House & Home right now with a short but very sweet interview.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Super fun day shooting in the country for Canadian Living today..

This goat was hilarious!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Happy Happy Things...

There just seems to be so much going on everywhere I look.
Super cute story in Canadian Living that I produced this issue.

The garden seems to be ahead this year.

Everything is bursting.

Even Oliver.

I think my girls must be very happy - it's rare that all 3 lay on the same day!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Day Dreams...

Sure, the dandelion is an invasive weed.
But come`s also pretty dreamy.

One wish per blow.
This is a field of dreams.

The blueberries are covered in flowers.

I could spend hours taking photos of them.

And I do.