Pesto Grilled Chicken with Fresh Tomato Pasta


We love chicken grilled on the BBQ...there's just no better summer meal.  Two of our absolute faves are BBQ Chicken Kabobs, and BBQ Beer Roasted Chicken.  So good.  But I'm always looking for new chicken recipes, so when I stumbled on this recipe for Pesto Grilled Chicken I just knew I had to try it.  Basil + chicken + BBQ = Heaven on Earth.  This recipe is especially delicious if you use all your fresh garden basil, and make a batch of pesto - the flavour from homemade pesto is unreal! By … [Read more...]

Blueberry Pie


It's blueberry season!  This means there are blueberries everywhere in markets, and they are cheap so I buy them by the bucket loads.  Blueberries for snacks, blueberries in pancakes, cakes, pies and salads...yum!  Honestly this is one of my most favourite parts of summer, and I look forward to it every year...being able to eat fruit like it's candy is the best. And when it's fruit season, this also means it's pie season.  Yes, there is a season for pie, didn't you know?  Fresh fruit pies...are … [Read more...]

Coconut Popsicles


Whoa nelly it's hot o'er here.  HOT.  31 degrees hot.  And I love every minute of it after our winter-that-would-never-end.  I welcome the heat with every fibre of my being...and I tell you if I hear one person complain about the heat I will lose my mind.  Seriously. Besides, hot weather means you have every excuse you need to eat copious amounts of popsicles right?  Especially when you can make them yourself.  Making popsicles is the easiest thing the world to do.  Really, most of the time you … [Read more...]

Sauteed Green Beans with Basil & Fresh Tomatoes

Sauteed Green Beans with Basil & Fresh Tomatoes 2{A Pretty Life}

Summer has arrived.  Like really truly arrived...warm sunshine, green grass, flowers, thunderstorms and NO school!  We were so ready, I can't even begin to tell you.  I don't think any of us could have survived one more early morning, one more packed lunch, one more soccer game, one more concert, talent show, party...NO MORE.  Summer is here.  And it's time to kick back and enjoy it. One of our favourite things to do during the summer is eat on our deck...breakfast, lunch and dinner!  Eating … [Read more...]

15 Easy & Delicious Camping Recipes


It's camping season and I'm super excited about it!  Do you camp?  Or maybe you glamp?  We do a little of both...a little bit of roughing it and a little bit of glamping it!  Especially in the food department, we certainly don't go hungry.  In fact we eat really well...once we even roasted a bone-in ham...a full ham!  I'm still amazed that we did that, but it was so worth it because we had ham for dinner then ham with eggs at breakfast, then ham sandwiches!  Genius really.  ;) Anyway, to make … [Read more...]

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie


I'm back at it again baking with rhubarb. Just. Can't. Get. Enough.  Seriously though, I made this pie for a pie party I went to last week. Yes a pie party.  Is that not the best idea you've ever heard?  It was in celebration of the 1 year anniversary of my friends site Rolling Spoon.  Best blog idea ever Rolling Spoon is - basically it's a site that combines a love of food and music through interviews with musicians and rockers, and showcases some of their favourite recipes. Anyway, to … [Read more...]

Ginger Peach Flavoured Water


We've been having fun with our new drink dispenser and have been filling it up with lemonade and all kinds of flavoured waters.  The flavoured waters are our favourite...they're filled with gorgeous fresh fruit and all natural ingredients.  No added sugar.  Just clean, deliciously flavoured waters that make you want to sit on your porch and sip them on those slow easy going summer days. Our most recent concoction was this Ginger Peach Flavoured Water.  The key to this drink is to let the ginger … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cheesecake


I love cheesecakes.  But I need to confess something to you...I had never made one until recently.  Like ever.  Can you even believe that?  I've always been scared to make them because I was afraid mine would sink or get cracks in them, but that's really not a good enough reason to not make a cheesecake now is it?  Especially when they're so delicious. As I've recently discovered, making a cheesecake is easy peasy lemon squeazy.  Yes, it really is.  I was inspired by the Philadelphia Cheesecake … [Read more...]