A Sunday Dinner // Brisket


I’d like to share with you my very first food photo with my new 50mm prime lens! I am so proud of how it turned out for a first try.

This Brisket looks so delicious and it isn’t even cooked yet. Just a little seared on the outside, hugged by all the lovely roasting veggies, and drizzled with balsamic, sea salt, and pepper.

This was such a delicious meal, served up alongside some sauteed broccoli and mashed potatoes. The onions, carrots, celery, garlic, cherry tomatoes, and prunes surrounding the meat turned into the most beautiful sweet caramelized medley of flavours and textures. If you make this recipe, definitely keep those ingredients to serve alongside the meat and sauce. It will make the whole dish so much richer.

Click here to get the recipe.


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Thanksgiving Feels

bc7fdc0668173ad9072acc7b551f75e1This past weekend was Thanksgiving – one of my very favourite holidays. I had 3 lovely dinners which filled me to the brim each time. I was surrounded by loved ones, warm drinks, crisp air, and delicious treats. I was lucky enough to spend Sunday in the country at my Aunt’s home in Port Hope. We were blessed with beautiful weather which we took full advantage of, spending most of the day outdoors. To extend this lovely weekend into today, I wanted to share some beautiful images that bring all the feels of Thanksgiving rushing right back.5d6398f59862a869fb5fa2d4884e76bf 7c19e9a3708be7caee662619bdf2f59e 9fd340112e33af8cb2d7877573d09ebe 216ab9457c4ef39e013c67473bc15c77 296a75f4a0448b84c37e770be5704e7d ef6ee7d08f2c5ed223cffe771afb2ca1 QAvenue_BradJen_Friendsgiving_0057Wildflowerbee Brussels SproutsClick an image to be linked to the talented source.
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Fall Is In The Air

b60f7f7305bdb0754f61b7079fe89331It’s officially autumn, though (at least in Toronto) the sun is still shining and the trees are still green, save a few who are ever so slightly dusted with orange. This is one of my favourite times of the year. You can smell the autumn in the air, yet the warm days linger as if it were summer. The sun is setting earlier, bathing the early evening in the most beautiful warm glow – one my skin wants to soak up every last drop of.

Here are a collection of images that give me these feelings. Gathering with friends to catch the last bit of light, eating good food, savouring the outdoors, and being able to cozy up in the early mornings and when the sun goes down.

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