August 16, 2014

Vegan Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting

This two layer banana cake is swirled in a light a fluffy vanilla buttercream and it just so happens to be vegan, low fat (cake, not frosting) and super moist! Since one of Rich's favourite cakes is banana, is was a no brainer as to what kind to make him for his birthday.

August 13, 2014

Review: Starbucks Frappucino (Bottled)

I was sent a complimentary case of Starbucks' bottled Mocha Frappuccino to review not too long ago.The product is shelf stable, comes in a cute glass jar reminiscent of old milk jugs. These are not new to the market, but they were new to me!

August 08, 2014

Surf 'n Turf: Steak and Salmon

I'm behind on blogging. What's new?
I'm constantly taking photos, doing edits, but I just haven't gotten around to sharing them with you!

This was dinner a few weeks back. Grilled Atlantic Salmon fillets with a creamy honey, lemon and Dijon sauce, strip loin beef steaks and charred corn on the cob. Those chives you see sprinkled around are from the herb box in my garden.

My tomatoes and peppers might not be doing so well, but the herbs (parsley, chives and thyme) are doing great! I stuck a couple of spring onion roots in there too.

July 16, 2014

Sandwich on a Fresh Bun

Homemade whole wheat, oats and honey bun- toasted. That is what this sandwich was built on. It had ripened on the vine tomatoes with a sprinkling of salt and pepper, slices of red onion, a good slathering of mayonnaise, corned beef, cut avocado and a nice spicy dijion mustard. Party flavour in my mouth. :)

July 14, 2014

Father's Day 2014

I baked and decorated a cake for Rich's dad for Father's Day. It just happened to be a vegan cake that had two flavours of cake and a some of the best butter cream frosting, ever (and I don't even usually like frosting).

July 12, 2014

Jerk Pork Chops with Pineapple Orange Salsa

It's been super nice here in Toronto, so I decided to take Tank out on her leash and harness. It must have been really exciting for her and it was all fine and dandy until she spotted my neighbor through the fence and went on guard. Claws out and mean growls. I took her inside before she decided to scream and draw blood.

At this time I whipped up a quick dinner by marinating pork chops in a homemade jerk marinade and throwing together a fruit salsa using segmented oranges and canned pineapple along with some red onions, herbs and spices. I'm still getting use to using our new barbeque, but these still came out decent and relatively juicy. Next time- higher heat, less time. Thicker chops too.

To go along side everything, there was coconut rice and beans. Yum!

About

Hi, I'm Janetta from Toronto. I cook, bake and make big messes. I photograph nearly everything and those photos will most likely end up being posted here. I've got a little black cat named Tank, who's super cute and a little bit nosy. You'll see a lot of photos of her too!

I currently shoot with a Canon 550D. I've shot with a Canon 500D as well as a Canon Pro1 before I drowned one and dropped the other. I also own a little Nikon P5100.

Contact me at: jubesandtank@gmail.com

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