about the n.o.p. life
the n.o.p. life started as a photo blog about life north of Princess St in Kingston, ON. I moved to Kingston in May 2010 for a 12 month internship and a chance to have a life again after spending more than enough time dedicated to my school work. There were some preconceptions about what a life north of Princess is like. But I knew I wanted my nop life to be crafty, delicious, beautiful, and above all, happy. It was all of those things (except maybe crafty). And even though I only visit my n.o.p. home now, I still live the n.o.p. life as much as possible.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Chocolate chip cookies are so easy to make and so much FUN to make. I am still perfecting my recipe but it's getting close. My ideal chocolate chip cookie is crispy chewy, not cakey and not too crisp. I also don't like having too much chocolate in them. I always use about half the chocolate chips the recipe says to put in. And I don't actually use chocolate chips - I chop up baker's chocolate into chunks and shavings instead. I don't always use my mom's fancy sel de mer, but this time I did. Shhh, don't tell.
|The cookie dough camouflaged into my mom's kitchen counter|
|This was breakfast. Had it with coffee and the paper.|
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
bacon jam. It was invented by beautiful people who have a great understanding of life and the universe. This summer at the cottage, my aunt, my cousin and I made baguette toasts, spread guacamole on them, topped them with bruschetta, then dolloped on a dollop of bacon jam. We said, "God is good" and then ate them up.