Sunday, March 25, 2012


Just a quick post tonight - I had to share a few photos of the great centrepiece we used for Josh's birthday brunch last weekend. Blossoms Living on 8th Street did an amazing job - I was so happy to see such great spring colours when I dropped by to pick it up.

The table had another hit of colour - a yummy fruit salad.

I took a page from Clodagh McKenna's Macedonian fruit salad in her fabulous cookbook - Homemade. I didn't intend to ever rely on a cookbook for a fruit salad recipe (it's a bit of a no-brainer) but I stumbled upon it while paging though for brunch recipes. My take-away from the recipe was to use the juice of one lemon, a bit of water and to allow it to marinate in the fridge for one hour. It added a nice fresh, citrusy flavour.

I personally don't see anything wrong with cupcakes for breakfast - we picked up 12 mini cupcakes from Crave Cupcakes on Broadway - yum!


sylvia said...

that fruit salad looks AMAZING!! slurp.. i can almost taste its freshness... the flowers are gorgeous.. LOVE LOVE LOVE... did you make the monkey bread i spy? we miss you guys! hopefully you can come to kenora this summer!

Jules said...

Hey Syl! I totally cheated with the monkey bread - it's store bought! I want to give it a try at some point, but had been busy baking scones and a hash brown casserole...I'm not a domestic goddess like you - but I can pretend! Seriously though, it paled in comparison to your homemade monkey bread, I miss you and your amazing baking! Fingers crossed I can bank enough overtime so we can visit Lake of the Woods this summer!

Sephie said...

monkey bread is actually really easy to make from cheat.. you can buy frozen dinner rolls from safeway or any supermarket... dip them frozen into melted butter and coat with sugar/cinnamon.. and place in a bundt pan.. cover with clean cloth and allow to rise overnight.. bake fresh in morning! voila!!

yes!! i really hope you guys can come.. it would be awesome!!!!

Jules said...

wow...sounds much easier than I thought! Thanks for sharing the tip! Is that how you would make them at your delicious brunches?