Kimberly Joyce Co.

So I started a little Etsy shop…

A few months ago, I was digging around some old boxes from my childhood while visiting my parents house, and I found three amethyst stones from my elementary school days. The stones were lovely and I couldn’t part with them. Since I have two sisters, making three of us, I thought I would keep them and turn them into some sort of matchy matchy sister jewellery. A few wikihow articles later, I had wire-wrapped them and hung them on some lovely chains, and gave them to my sisters for their birthdays.

I then had the idea to make wire wrapped stone necklaces for some upcoming birthdays, which then (after some encouragement from a dear friend) turned into a little Etsy shop… enjoy ❤

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Raspberry Pie

This delicious pie can be made with any combination of berries! Adapted from here.

  • Pastry for a 9 inch pie (enough for top & bottom)
  • 4 C berries (I used 3 cups of fresh raspberries, and 1 cup frozen blueberries)
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Cream
  • Sprinkle of granulated sugar

Roll out pastry and line the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate. In a large bowl, mix together the berries, sugar, flour and lemon juice, then fill pastry shell. Use remaining pastry as the top crust (you can make a criss cross pattern, or if you want a full top crust, make sure to cut some steam vents). Brush top crust with cream and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 425F for 15 minutes, then turn heat down to 350F and bake for 45 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Top with vanilla ice cream or yogurt!

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Muffins

This recipe makes 10 muffins. Blueberries can be substituted for raspberries or cranberries. I was contemplating adding dark chocolate chunks, because everything is better with chocolate! Recipe adapted from here.

  • 1 C Whole wheat flour
  • 1 C All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 C Butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 C Granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 C Skim milk
  • 1 C Fresh blueberries

In a large bowl, stir together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a medium sized bowl, cream the sugar and butter/margarine together. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add the milk (if things look curdled, do not fear!). Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir just to moisten, and fold in the blueberries. Grease the muffin tin (or use paper baking cups), and fill to the top. Bake for 25-30 min at 375F.

Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

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I have to confess. Calling these oat bars is a bit of a stretch. They are nothing like a chewy oat bar you would find in coffee shop – instead, they are deliciously nutty, hearty, granola-esque bars that beg to be topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Adapted from here.

  • 2 1/2 C Rolled oats
  • 1 C All-purpose flour
  • 1 C Whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 C Brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 C Canola or cooking oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 C Dark chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350F. Mix all ingredients (excluding the chocolate chips), in a large bowl until evenly blended. Mix in chocolate chips. Press firmly into a greased 9x13inch baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool before slicing. Top with vanilla ice cream.

Gin & Mint Lemonade

Mint-Leaves

A refreshing summer cocktail that works best with Botanivore Gin or Bombay Sapphire (the mint highlights the spices in the gin).

  • 1/4 C boiling water
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • handful of mint leaves
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Club soda
  • Lemon wedge & mint leaves for garnish

Start off by making a simple syrup with infused mint. Mix the sugar and mint leaves into the boiling water, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Cool and strain the mint leaves out.

Pour 1 oz of gin into a glass tumbler. Add 1 Tsbp of the mint simple syrup, and the lemon juice. Top with club soda, 2 ice cubes and stir. Finish with a lemon wedge and mint leaves for garnish. You can adjust the mint simple syrup and lemon juice to taste. Makes 1.

Help Make it Happen!

Connally McDougall Design

My dear friend, Connally McDougall, has a passion like none other. Driven by the desire to craft garments that are made to stand the test of time, and that celebrate a woman’s beauty, sensuality and intellect, she has been accepted into the prestigious Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. She will sit in the seats where Zac Posen, Stella McCartney, and Alexander McQueen once sat. However, her dreams of starting her very own fashion house don’t come without a cost, and so she has started her own crowd-funding campaign. You can help this exceptional woman reach her goals.