Unlike pumpkin, everyone’s favourite autumnal gourd, the classic homemade apple pie is one of those desserts that you can obviously enjoy year-round. Nevertheless, the seasonal relevance of warm apple pie right now makes it a necessary addition to your cold-weather baking repertoire.
This easy apple pie has definitely become one of my new favourite recipes. It’s unlike anything I’ve baked before: it involves making a delicious (and SIMPLE) caramel sauce concoction that you pour over the apples, rather than tossing them in sugar and cinnamon. The result is a delectable pie that will bring all the boys to the yard… or all their girlfriends begging you for the recipe. If that doesn’t happen… well, that’s okay. More pie for you. Pie is always an acceptable form of breakfast.
DON’T FORGET TO ADD A SCOOP OF VANILLA ICE CREAM.
This past year has been a blast – everything from settling into a new apartment, travelling (Coachella, Seattle, Belize, and a quickie in Houston for some Chuy’s tex-mex), getting in my first Stampede as a Calgarian, gaining more confidence in my career, summer flinging, picnics at Coal Harbour, concerts, gazing at beautiful prairie sunsets, folk festing, visiting old friends, weddings (not my own), turning 25, eating a lot of ice cream, running my first 10k, and revelling in all the other ordinary adventures in between. Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when we look back everything’s different?
“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” See you soon, 2014 xx
Everyone would be so much happier if we could all just wear sweatpants. All the time. Or clothes that feel like you’re wearing sweatpants/pajamas, YOUKNOW? Sigh, Tuesdays-that-feel-like-Mondays. Especially Tuesdays after Thanksgiving (all that pumpkin pie, amirite!) Happy belated Thanksgiving, my lovely Canadians.
One of my favourite breakfast combinations is smashed avocado on toast topped with cheese, salsa, and an over easy egg. Truthfully, I probably eat this for dinner (#singlegirldinner) more often than I eat it for breakfast; I’D RATHER GET THE EXTRA 15 MINUTES OF SLEEP, OKAY!?! Seriously though, I’m usually in such a rush every morning that I’d much rather have breakfast for dinner. I like to call it, “enjoying my meal rather than inhaling it as I run out the door.”
What you need (serves 1):
- 1 or 2 slices of toast
- 1 or 2 eggs
- 1 avocado
- Cheese. However much you like, go nuts.
- 1-2 tbsp salsa
- Optional: chili flakes, sriracha, or tabasco sauce for a spicy kick
1. Slice your avocado in half, scoop into a bowl and mash. Feel free to add onions, garlic, lime juice, or anything that you’d usually throw into guacamole.
2. Toast your bread.
3. While your bread is toasting, cook your egg(s). If you prefer your eggs scrambled rather than over easy, then do what makes you happy. This is your breakfast/dinner, not mine.
4. Spread avocado on toast, sprinkle with some cheese (OR if you’re extra fancy, put your bread in a toaster oven & broil the cheese on top), then top with your egg.
5. Garnish with some salsa, sriracha, chili flakes, or tabasco sauce. Serve with a side of fruit and yogurt… Or a side of bacon :)
Breakfast. It’s what’s for dinner.