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This past weekend we had the super fun opportunity to attend a couples’ cooking class at The Dirty Apron in the city. Our Christmas gift from dear friends (cheers to extending Christmas until June!), we all attended together and made a night of it.

Overall I learned two things: that Shane and I are actually capable of making a pretty decadent meal, and that we are actually capable of working well together in the kitchen ;)

On the menu was a warm goat cheese & apricot cake with grilled pear and prosciutto salad, followed by a roasted whole cornish game hen with a grainy mustard pan jus and truffle thyme risotto. Talk about fancy! And then dessert. The trio of desserts. Grand Marnier creme brulee, chocolate souffle, and chocolate dipped strawberries.

Something tells me that if we tried recreating this meal at home it wouldn’t go quite so smoothly or take as little time…but even if the experience amounts to making a killer creme brulee (or getting Shane to make the roasted hen again!), it was more than worth it.


  • Raji - June 24, 2014 - 6:27 pm

    Great cooking school, anything related to medina or chambar is! :)ReplyCancel

Last week, I posted and wrote about our recent travels out to Winnipeg to visit my cousin and her husband before our babies are born!
Here is a small handful of personal photos from the trip…


After months of weekly emails, it was so fun to see each other during this time and introduce the bumps…


We indulged, picnic’d (some of us napped…), and photographed Kelsey and Chad’s maternity session.



We also got in front of the camera as Kelsey took a few quick photos of us…


This is us at 32.5 weeks pregnant…
and this is us a crazy mix of excitement/gratitude/intimidation that we get to parent and love this baby, together.


Thank you for the photos, Kels! And many thank you’s to you and Chad for another wonderful visit…can’t wait for the next one, when there will be six of us.

I’m grateful to be able to call talented industry peer Jamie Delaine a friend. That didn’t stop the nerves, though, when she asked me about shooting her promo images for her new website by Promise Tangeman! Photographing a fellow photographer can be down right intimidating. But of course, when it came time for the shoot, Jamie was nothing but a delight to work with and together we created some lovely images.


  • Mirelis Heal - June 13, 2014 - 1:42 pm

    Beautiful photos. Marriage looks wonderful on you Jamie. :)ReplyCancel

  • Polyana - June 19, 2014 - 8:31 am

    awww. I love Jamies work and I love love yours too ! You did an amazing job capturing these images of Jamie! :) Congrats Jamie for the new website.ReplyCancel