Saturday, July 21, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake

This works well when you’ve got a ridiculous hankering for something that tastes like pure summer fun, in the most ostentatiously rainbow-sparkly way possible.

Take a handful of fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled, chuck them in with a scoop or so of party cake ice cream (which is basically vanilla with rainbow sprinkles, a ripple of frosting, and cake chunks)

and top up with enough milk to cover.

Whizz until more or less blended, serve, and feel really, really good about yourself.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Torontonia, here I come

So this year, in an effort to economise on travel (but still get the bloody hell out of town for a few precious days) I've elected to put Portland (I'm about 12,000 aeroplan points shy of a free flight) and Montreal ($250 for a train ticket? Je pense que NON) on the backburner, and take a Sami Kelsh Eats tour of the beautiful city of very nearby Toronto.

I'm actually quite embarrassed to say that it's been well over a year since I spent any time properly exploring the city, even though I'm only a little more than an hour away.

I've been living here for the better part of three decades, and there are startlingly few places I know where to eat in Toronto. If anybody wants to make some recommendations of cool places where I can get pancakes and sandwiches and things that are good, if I don't get lost, I might end up filming myself eating there.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Happy Alice Day!

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Alice in Wonderland stories, isn't that cool? To commemorate this, we've released a special anniversary artist edition of the Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, chock full of gorgeous illustrations from a host of talented artists, including *blushblush* me.

It is available in paperback and ebook editions here, and all proceeds from the sales of the books go to the British Library's conservation fund.