Friday, 29 August 2014

b&w desert portraits.

Black and white portraits of the lovely Miss Kelsey back from our trip out to the desert terrain of Kamloops together. This girl is an absolute doll and I could take photos of her all day long - she's seriously a photographer's dream and I adore how these photos turned out - introspective, creative, a little moody, with a splash of drama, and all in all beautiful. 

For the full post, visit my photography page and see some splashes of colour and glory of Kelsey's mustard and chambray outfit. 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

coconut mint blueberry cookies

I adore blueberries. They're definitely one of my favourite summer fruits and I've been buying and eating them by the crateful! These cookies were inspired by our blueberry coconut mojitos recipe, and I won't lie... I was extremely nervous about how these would turn out! I was craving blueberries and lemon and mint and coconut, but wanted them in pastry form... so I took a leap of faith and made these cookies and am sooo happy with how delicious these babies turned out! If you're a blueberry lover, I promise you can't go wrong with these.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

pinch of salt
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of coconut oil
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup coconut flakes
1 cup fresh (or frozen!) blueberries
1/4 cup of shredded mint leaves

Preheat your oven to 35 degrees. Sift together your dry ingredients while in a separate bowl, mix together your wet ingredients. Slowly mix both parts in together. Leave your blueberries for last and gently mix them in so that they don't explode and make a big mess! Then bake for 12-15 minutes.

*sidenote: not that it'll be a problem... but I recommend that you eat ALL of these the day you make them! I saved a half dozen of them and found that because of the milk and blueberries that the cookies got a little soggy the next day and weren't as scrumptious :) *
Enjoy these delicious summer treats! 

p.s.   clara

Sunday, 10 August 2014

wanderlust: mexico city

Folding clothes, checking lists, zipping up suitcases, jumping in the car, waiting in lines, sharing mug shots, walking through security, finding the window seat, taking off, excited chatter, dozing off, poking at mysterious food, filling out customs, the turbulent landing, and then...


I'm in Mexico City with 14 teenagers, 7 other leaders, and so many wonderful, loving, and welcoming locals who embraced us immediately and welcomed us into their lives and families. 
Here's a look into my two week adventure in Huixquilucan and Monte Sion, Mexico serving and being served alongside some incredible souls.

p.s.  ♥ clara
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