Food and Drink: Apple Cinnamon Zucchini Cake


A few weeks ago I posted a recipe for Lemon Zucchini Cake, with a promise that I'd post a second favourite zucchini cake recipe. Well, here it is! This cake is a perfect way to mix the best of fall flavours, while clearing out any extra zucchini that you may have lying around.


Food and Drink: Rosemary, Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Roasted Peaches with Vanilla Yogurt Sauce

Peaches are, and have always been, my favourite summer fruit. There's nothing better than biting into a plump, juicy peach on a hot summer's day. But let's get real... summer's over! As the Ontario peach season comes to an end, I decided that I wanted to spend an afternoon in my kitchen experimenting with flavours and cooking methods - something that I haven't done in a while. This recipe is my ode to the end of summer, a perfect way to expand all the ways you can love this fruit as we head into the fall.


Style: Add a Little Sparkle

Add a Little Sparkle: Statement Necklace / On Crawford St.

Today is overcast in Toronto, and if you are anything like me dreary weather makes you feel pretty blah. My solution? Add something sparkly to your look! Like wearing pretty underwear, adding a great piece of jewelry to your outfit really makes you feel better. The piece above is from J.Crew and makes even the simplest of outfits special. If you aren't a statement necklace kind of girl, try a ring or bracelet, which will give you just the tiniest hint of sparkle without being overwhelming. Plus you don't need a mirror to admire it!


DIY: Photography

So I've realized in the last little while that my favourite part about blogging is getting to do a lot of the photography for On Crawford St. posts. I've had a DSLR camera at my disposal for years but it wasn't until we started the blog that I even bothered to pick it up. Originally I figured I could get by with using the auto settings, but when I realized I wasn't getting the type of photos that I really wanted I decided to learn how to shoot in manual. I will tell you that at first I was afraid to shoot manual - I thought it would be too complicated and I had no idea what my shots would look like. I've only been shooting in manual for a few months now, but already I can't imagine shooting on auto settings ever again. I recently purchased a new lens - a 50mm Canon one - so that I would have more flexibility with depth of field. This weekend I decided to take it for a spin at the Evergreen Brick Works Farmers Market and this is what I ended up with.

Side Note: I can't take all the photo credits for this post, I had a special assistant this weekend who was kind enough to hold on to my camera while I was enjoying a ridiculously good yogurt parfait from the farmers market. He snapped a couple of shots that I thought deserved a spot in the post - especially considering he'd never shot in manual before.

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