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} Pimped Miso Soup

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Hum. It seems as if I can’t get away from sea creatures again (and again) this month for the food column… Oh well, live with it. lol! ;)

This is SUCH a quick and easy recipe idea, believe me. I’ve literally made this in 10 minutes (besides pictures). Miso (fermented soybean paste) is very versatile, for soups, but also for marinades and even salad dressings. The classic soup, as you might know, is composed of just water, miso, wakame (seaweeds) and tofu.

Delicious as is, but once in a while I like to make a pimped (aka “deluxe”) version. This is it! :)



Bring water to heat in a pot, and once hot, dissolve your miso in it. You can put in some soya sauce too, if you would like it saltier. Then, add your cubed shrimps and wakame, since they both need to cook a little. Cut a couple of dices of tomatoes and add (this will add some zing! to the overall taste).

Make a little puree out of your fresh ginger (as per your taste), with a fine grate. I find this method to be a more tasteful result in a soup than if it’s minced with a knife. Add a bit of freshly squeezed lime juice (I used a quarter of a lime for one person portion, but go by your preference).

Scoop out your sweet peas from their shell (and if you’re like me, try not to eat them as is meanwhile… lol), and cut your avocado in cubes. Yep, avocado. Agreed, it sounds like a weird ingredient in a soup, but try it! You might just agree with me that it’s great! :)

These two last ingredients are to be added at the end only, when your soup is ready, since they do not need to cook, they just need warming up. There you go! Add a couple of cilantro leaves to top it off once served!


Obviously, feel free to leave out some things or replace if you feel like it. Shrimp could be tofu or scallops (or even salmon?) instead, wakame could be ramen noodles, sweet peas could be thinly sliced mushrooms… Go creative (or just empty that fridge of left over veggies)! :)

Enjoy!


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} Remakerie




Fall is here (WOOHOO! Favorite season FTW!!) and so it’s legit to pull out your favorite knits off the top shelf.

Those same ones that inspired The Remakerie a couple of upcycling decor pieces: from big cushions to jar sleeves. Loving these cuties!! A great idea and a great cozy result for your home :)

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Little Green Acorn

Since the little vintage copper bead caps I used to use are now impossible to find (I’ve been searching for months and months!), I searched for other caps in the same size (for months, again!).

I finally found some in a lovely raw brass color with a cute dotted pattern!

BEFORE

AFTER

Not the same, but totally as cute, right? hehe

You can now get yours in the SHOP! :)

And if green is not your color, you can choose one from the other acorn style necklace in either blue speckled, pink speckled, orange speckled, red and faceted green! :)

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Ahhh Autumn!

Ahhh Autumn! I’m so glad it is!

Love the colors, love the fresh air, love wearing scarves! lol :)

For the occasion, I decided to offer a discount on my Autumn Necklace (also know as the little acorn, meaning now it’s at $18, your choice of color! YAY!

This offer is from Sept. 22nd to 28th. No promo codes, no revised invoices, just pop in and get it!

Buy it, blog it, talk ’bout it! I made plenty! :)

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Talking ’bout wearing scarves and Fall fashion, I got this fabulous new little jacket last week that I loooove so perfect for autumn, and have been getting systematic nice comments on it! Ain’t it nice?

My new coat

My last trip to the 14+ store was really great, by the way!

First, they had just received all the new Fall items (which is a problem for my wallet because I was going in for jeans only, since that’s all I wear, and then all new styles where calling me over!).

And second, they had many new quality jeans (Mavi, Love&Legend, Pashu, etc.). Granted, they cost a lot more, I’m not used to paying $100+ for jeans, but boy do they fit well! Even the Mavi‘s were MADE for +size, not just bigger regular styles, which by the way, never fit well at all. Having MXM available is great, but one needs a little choice, ya know?

So I ended up going home with a pair of Pashu’s and that lovely coat! YAY! :)

Anyone else been doing some Fall shopping?

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Never Enough Scarves

I love scarves, I wanna buy tons! They are the perfect accessory for almost half of the year here in the cold! :)

Here’s so more handmade suggestions that have lots of flare!

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And Time for Coats too

I mean, W.O.W. !!! Aren’t these coats just fan-tas-tic?

You NEED to check out this fabulous shop called LittleHouses, from Vancouver!

Via } Etsy-Love

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Time for Scarves

Ah! Finally! It feels like Autumn season over here in Montreal! Cool and rain… I don’t even mind the rain if it comes with cool! :)

And it’s of course time for warmer clothes and accessories too!

How about these beauuuutiful scarves from ElizabethsDesigns? Hand woven from hand painted yarn, they look so thick and comfy and stylish! Color choices are wondeful and perfect for Fall… I. Want. One.

They are wonderful pieces of art, if you ask me!

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