JENNIFER PALLIAN

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Creator of Foodess | Food Writer/Photographer
•Comfort Baking, Delicious Meals, Stories
•Saveur Finalist: Best Original Recipes
•Vancouver
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I spent hours today testing cookie recipes. HOURS. Not these toffee chocolate cookies, which are already on the blog (link in bio 👆🏻) but something else delicious and gooey that makes it worth sweating in front of an oven on a screaming hot July day 😅 Sneak peek in my insta stories (and if you do go see, my face is not dirty, those are cocoa smudges. #foodbloggerlife).
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#foodography #gastropost #getinmybelly #chasinglight #gastronomia #bareaders #pnwcreatives #eattheworld #yahoofood #huffposttaste #foodoftheday #foodandwine #foodshare #pursuepretty #vscocook #f52grams #foodblogfeed #feedfeed #beautifulcuisines #heresmyfood #eeeeeats #forkyeah #onmytable #cookiemonster
Dinner every night until September, yes? 🙋‍♀️ .
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#foodography #gastropost #getinmybelly #chasinglight #gastronomia #bareaders #pnwcreatives #eattheworld #yahoofood #huffposttaste #foodoftheday #foodandwine #foodshare #pursuepretty #vscocook #f52grams #foodblogfeed #feedfeed #beautifulcuisines #heresmyfood #eeeeeats #forkyeah #onmytable #f52farmstand
Just posted these rainbow crostini on the blog (link in bio 🌈) as a lighter summer appy that’s heavy on the farmer’s market haul + a simple 4-part formula to make them with whatever you have on hand 🌱 MY market haul today included all the stone fruit. Now I need all the suggestions for 20 lbs of peaches, apricots and cherries 😬 .
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#foodography #gastropost #getinmybelly #chasinglight #gastronomia #bareaders #pnwcreatives #eattheworld #yahoofood #huffposttaste #foodoftheday #foodandwine #foodshare #pursuepretty #vscocook #f52grams #foodblogfeed #feedfeed #beautifulcuisines #heresmyfood #eeeeeats #forkyeah #onmytable #f52farmstand
This year in backyard containers we have managed to grow strawberries, peas, kale, chard, beets, carrots, jalapenos, lettuce, herbs, and tomatoes. The radishes didn't work out, but the dainty white flowers have become bouquets and such pretty little garnishes. ⠀
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I feel like I'm performing real life magic in making food grow. I'm so awed by all the somethings that appear from nothing. ⠀
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My little Theo wanted to take my picture in the garden. He has a knack for capturing such happy moments and genuine expressions. It's his own little magic. ⠀
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#flashesofdelight #thehappynow #thatsdarling #abmlifeiscolorful #pursuepretty #livethelittlethings #petitejoys #abmhappylife #nothingisordinary #theeverygirl #acolorstory #abmplantlady #plantlady  #plantsofinstagram #plantsmakepeoplehappy #botanicalalchemy #liveinthewild
The FIVE strawberry recipes you must make this July, new on the blog (link in bio 👆). This one is a strawberry cobbler, otherwise known as lazy shortcake. A buttery biscuity topping over syrupy, jammy strawberries.  You'll serve it warm with ice cream, won't you? 🍓☁
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I was walking through the produce aisle the other day and this intoxicating smell floated my way. It was unbelieveably heady and floral and sweet.
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I followed my nose to the tropical section and sniffed demandingly in the direction of each fruit.*
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I finally discovered it was the guavas - a tropical specimen I usually find agressively off-putting. But THESE guavas, oh boy. They smelled so good I couldn't resist. They filled my shopping cart with their sweetness. Then on my counter, they filled the whole kitchen with their sweetness.
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They were like perfectly-ripe pear meets passionfruit. Infinitely better than my taste memory of them, which was something like cat pee (who can relate?!).
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Why have I never had a guava like this? Where are all the good guavas?! It gives me hope that one day I'll find a papaya that doesn't smell a frat house after a keg party. .
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*Yes, I know. Crazy #fruitlady. (Also, in typing that hashtag I was suggested a #fruitarian hashtag. People, you know you can't just live off of fruit, right?).
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#abmlifeissweet #f52farmstand #tropicalvibes #guava  #fruit #tropical #rawfood #healthyeating #wholefoods #plantbased  #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty #livethelittlethings  #thatsdarling #thehappynow #exploretocreate
We bought ranier cherries at the farmer's market this weekend that were picked that very morning. They were still warm from the sun, had never felt refrigeration.
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Then I moved to another stand and had an apricot so sweet and fragrant it tasted like fruit-kissed honey.
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It's the memory of these moments that makes winter bearable, don't you think? Also, can I call this #lunch? .
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#flashesofdelight #abmlifeiscolorful #thatsdarling #thehappynow #livecolorfully #pursuepretty #petitejoys #nothingisordinary #darlingmovement #brandnewbrew #teahousecollection #colorventures #abmlifeissweet #chasinglight #f52farmstand #farmersmarket
This suspendered cutie pie challenges me every day. In the typical strong-willed toddler way, he challenges me with his defiance and break-of-dawn wake-ups and frequent tears. .
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But in a deeper way, he challenges me to grow. .
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To stay outwardly calm when I want to scream. .
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To change my inner dialogue from mommy-martyr thoughts to problem solving ways to meet my own needs and non-negotiably fitting them in. .
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To reflect in the heat of a moment rather than react. .
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All big adulting skills that will no doubt help me in all my relationships. .
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I'm a strong personality (just ask my own mama) and there's no doubt I've met my match in this little dude.  His smarts, his relentless exploration, his curiosity, his passionate feelings - while at times feel like the end of my sanity - are all truly gifts. .
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(Remind me of that next time he etches my dresser and emtpies the freezer in the 5 minutes it takes me to water the garden, ok?) .
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He was THRILLED to yank beets out of the dirt that he watered every day since May.  Sharing a garden with him and his brother has been so rewarding. Look at him gazing in awe at the food that magically appeared from a seed he planted 💗.
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#boymom #toddlermom #livecolorfully #momofboys #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty #thehappynow #makeportraits #makemoments #thatsdarling #momlife #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #littleandbrave #mompreneur #dailyparenting #toddlermom #livecolorfully #momofboys #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty #thehappynow #makeportraits #makemoments #thatsdarling
Today the sun was streaming through my back door and it was so magical I had to grab my camera. I had no food prepared to photograph so I cut a pineapple and ran with it. 🌟
It feels so good to be creatively spontaneous when your "creative time" is usually smooshed unceremoniously into two-hour blocks on specific days of the week. (I know any parent or creative-hustler-on-the-side can relate, right?)
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I find that when I'm being spontaneous - just playing, with no plans or expectations - is when I learn and grow the most creatively. How about you? 🌟
I find that during that time, I take risks. I'm not worried about  what other people are doing, or how the images will look in my instagram feed, I'm just in a state of active meditation with no awareness of anything else in the world and no idea how much time has passed. That's when my true voice comes out. 🌟
Not the voice I've been trying to achieve with hours of scrutinizing other people's work, but the style that just comes out of somewhere deep inside. 🌟
I encourage you all to find time to PLAY in your art. We are all creatives. Whatever your medium is - whether it's photography, painting, writing, cake-decorating, arranging flowers, making cat costumes - pick up your tools and just play this week.  It's so good for the soul. 🌟
PS. I put some behind-the-scenes from the light setup from today's shoot in my stories and I'll pop it in the Photo BTS highlight, too. I compared direct diffused light (my FAV) to indirect light. #abmlifeissweet #chasinglight #pursuepretty #foodforthought #creativelife
Growing up in the in small-town Atlantic Canada, we didn't get fresh berries all year round. So when the first local strawberries appeared at the grocery store, we'd buy a flat of them - and that was it until next summer. ⠀
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My mom would put my sister and me to work, washing, hulling and chopping. We'd make jam until every surface of the kitchen was sticky, and then we'd mash the rest with sugar for strawberry shortcake.⠀
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Today, as I was mashing berries - local, but on the opposite coast, infusing some cream with mint, and baking a buttermilk pound cake for my first shortcakes of this year, I was smiling at how cherished those sweet summer berries were to me as a child and how special those family moments were in my kitchen. ⠀
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As a kid, we'd have to wash all the jammy pots and bowls by hand. I now have a @kitchenaid_ca dishwasher to take care of that part. It cleans without scraping, automatically detects how dirty the dishes are and selects the right cycle, and dries even plastic bowls thoroughly - and berry feasting is more fun without the mess! ⠀
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Recipe link in bio 💗⠀
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Spent most of the long weekend lounging on friends’ sofas in cozy sweaters because Vancouver decided June-uary would be more fun than just June. Now that it’s July and the kids are out of school I’m looking forward to actual summer (aka PIE season, aka the of stalking farmers to buy more local fruit than I can carry). First on the to-make list is my strawberry buttermilk pie - linked in bio. Strawberries and buttermilk are so delicious together 😍🍓 ☁️
With every year that passes, I feel more and more like I got a golden ticket when I was born in #Canada 🇨🇦 Still, with all the immigration talk in North America, I think we should remember that we were all immigrants once. .
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My ancestors are Norwegian and German and French and English. It’s mind boggling that we could be so eager to pull the ladder up behind ourselves rather than extend a hand to others. .
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What makes Canada (and America) great is that we’re a cultural mosaic, the collective dream of ambitious, adventurous people from different backgrounds who sought a better place to live. We inherited this land from those original big-dreaming immigrants. .
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Today I’ll be celebrating the beautiful diversity, precious safety and mind-blowing natural splendour of my country. With red and white dessert of course (Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs recipe link in bio👆🏻🍓☁️ ) Happy #CanadaDay!