{ chocolate } chocolate chip cookies

I had completely forgotten about these chocolate chocolate chip cookies until we made a batch of coffee ice cream (more on that later!) the other day and I figured that this would be a perfect accompaniment! These cookies are super rich and decadent and perfect for the chocolate lover!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 squares of semi sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Makes about 9 cookies.

  • Mix flour, brown sugar, sugar, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • Melt chocolate and butter on the stove or microwave.
  • Stir in vanilla and flour mixture into the chocolate and butter.
  • Add egg and mix.
  • Add chocolate chips.
  • Make 9 balls and bake for 15 minutes.

Enjoy!

Victoria, BC

The day after we returned to Vancouver from Edmonton, we re-packed our bags and headed to Victoria, BC the following morning. I’ve been to Victoria numerous times in the past both with family and when Robert worked as a tour guide back in the day. If there was room on his bus, I would tag along on some days and as he drove through his usual route of the coast, Beacon Hill Park, Butchart Gardens, and downtown Victoria (Empress, Parliament Buildings).

With only two days in the City and with Robert working on a project, I had the opportunity to stroll through Victoria and see it from a brand new perspective. Yes, I did stop at a few “regular” tourist haunts as I happened to be staying close by, but I also discovered new-to-me neighbourhoods and eateries. Above are a few snapshots I took during our first day there and two more field trips are planned for later this week!

kickstarter :: summer school

With only 3 days to go, Summer School, a project by Erin Jane Nelson and Ming Lin to be held at Project Space located in Vancouver’s Chinatown from July 20th – August 28th, 2012 need your help!

Summer School will turn a Vancouver-based Artist Run Center into a free pop-up school for one week. Classes will be taught by Ming and Erin as well as several local guest teachers covering a wide range of topics including:

  • Sustainable dye techniques
  • Homemade looms and back strap weaving
  • Air tasting
  • Indigo dyeing and kite making
  • Making chapbooks out of anything
  • Solar photograms
  • Mushroom spore printing and edible mushroom identification
  • Creative analysis and resdesign of local flora
  • and more!

In addition to the school component, all the works of art created by students and teachers of Summer School will be included in an exhibition to be on view at Project Space for the entire month of August. They will also host public artist talks and openings in addition to publishing an accompanying book, Lesson Book, which will feature instructions from all of the classes, curatorial essays, images of the projects, and other surprise material for those that can not participate in the school.

Click here for more information about Summer School and to fund their kickstarter project!

i’m moving in!

I’m such a snoop. I am the one that can’t resist peeking behind closed doors and open curtains at night and surely, I’m not alone as I am sure you like to do the same!

Good thing there are so many lovely home tours on some of my favourite blogs and pinterest. One click led to another and I stumbled across this lovely home from love made me do it as featured in CLEO magazine

images via love made me do it

thank you edmonton!

The last time I was in Edmonton I was 11 and my Aunt flew my cousin and I to the West Edmonton Mall where we stayed in a theme room, rode the submarines, watched a dolphin show, and visited the water park! We left a day late to catch up on work and arrived Thursday evening for Make it and to visit family.

Between the show and family, we didn’t have too much free time in the city. We made a few trips to Transcend for flat whites, checked out the West Edmonton Mall for old times sake, picked up a plant stand at Old Strathcona Mall, and had my first po’ boy at Dadeo.

Thanks Edmonton! Hopefully we won’t wait another 21 years to visit again!