Tuesday, September 27, 2011


We only went to two nights of the festival, but we loved what we heard. These are my favorites.

The Cave Singers:

Painted Palms:

Damien Jurado:

Sunday, September 25, 2011

21 weeks

I can't promise that you won't tire of these photos and my increasingly limited wardrobe, but I'm going to stick to my guns and keep up with them for my own sake. And maybe the baby will want to see them one day?

This weekend Michael and I went to Rifflandia, a music festival in Victoria. Let's go to concerts while we still can, we said. Well, we had so much fun that I suspect we'll attend the day-time shows next year, with the baby in tow.

I'll share some of our favorite music later this week.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

20 weeks

I do plan to write some details about how I'm feeling these days, but whenever I have a moment I'm too tired (that's how I'm feeling these days). For now, these photos will have to suffice.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Making salted caramel cupcakes

It was Jen's birthday in August, and I almost made her the same chocolate cupcakes with malted icing that I made last year, but then I stumbled upon a recipe for salted caramel cupcakes, and there was no turning back.

I usually don't take on complicated recipes (though Smitten Kitchen's chocolate whiskey and beer cupcakes and root beer float cupcakes are constant temptations), but this one was reasonable, especially because I opted not to add the extra decoration at the end. It's not as simple as making a cake and icing it, but if you give yourself plenty of time, and if you have a few WireTap podcasts queued up, you'll find that putting caramel into each individual cupcake isn't such a big deal. And it's totally worth it.