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MOST RECENT

Asked a client what her husband’s favourite snack was and the answer was #RanchCornNuts. Can’t say I was expecting that! Something for everyone, I guess...

#snackattack #cornnuts #snacktimefavourites #privatecommission #illustration #drawingfood #spoonstudio

The best thing to happen to squash this season? It’s linked in profile and it’s #WhatsforDinnerCrumb. Swipe, click, cook...and tell us what you think!
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Illustration by @spoonstudio
#acornsquash #whatsfordinner #easysides #wintersquash #dinnertonight #drawingfood #fooddrawing #illustration #spoonstudio #thisiscrumb

Scalloped Sweet Potato with Spinach & Goat Cheese is one of our most beloved Sunday sides. Pair up with any protein (our favourite is a classic rotisserie chicken) and it’s #WhatsforDinnerCrumb. Click link in profile and you’re practically halfway there.
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#illustration by @spoonstudio
#whatsfordinnercrumb #sundaysupper #sundaydinner #scallopedpotatoes #sweetpotatoes #sundayillustration #drawing #drawingfood #spoonstudio #thisiscrumb

T-minus one week until fright night! Showing our Hallowe’en stripes as we get in the mood for spooky season. What’s on your Hallowe’en prep list (aside from buying alllllll the candy)?
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Candy pattern by @spoonstudio
#halloween #countdowntohalloween #candystripes #halloweencandy #blackandorange #candycorn #nerds #foodart #candyart #spoonstudio #thisiscrumb

It’s Sunday, bae! So #WhatsforDinnerCrumb? Chilled Peel & Eat Prawns with Old Bae....er, Bay Aioli if you grab these four ingredients and have five minutes. Seems like a no-brainer. Swipe right for the pic, click link in bio for the recipe. Happy Sunday!
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#illustration by @spoonstudio
#whatsfordinnercrumb #sundaysnacks #sundaysupper #easypeasy #steamedprawns #oldbay #mybae #sundayillustration #drawing #drawingfood #spoonstudio #thisiscrumb

Back to our regularly scheduled programming and guess what? It’s Sunday! What’s the question on everyone’s minds, then? Hey #WhatsforDinnerCrumb?! Why not riff on a classic Sunday Roast with a handful of ingredients that you can easily grab at your local grocer. (And grilled baby lettuces, I mean COME ON.) Swipe right and click link in profile for recipe.
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#illustration by @spoonstudio
#whatsfordinnercrumb #sundayroast #sundaysupper #easypeasy #rackoflamb #grilledlettuce #sundayillustration #drawing #drawingfood #spoonstudio #thisiscrumb

#Repost @spoonstudio
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Red frames ✔️
Red lips ✔️
Wonder Woman Tee ✔️
Chanel quilted bag ✔️
Fluffy curls ✔️
Mason jar full of fluffy blooms ✔️
Love this lewk on @torontoflowermarket goer, @melissaevanslee. Thanks for letting me capture it!
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#flowerportraits #drawingflowers #torontoflowermarket #marketdrawings #drawing #illustration #wonderwoman #spoonstudio

Red frames ✔️
Red lips ✔️
Wonder Woman Tee ✔️
Chanel quilted bag ✔️
Fluffy curls ✔️
Mason jar full of fluffy blooms ✔️
Love this lewk on @torontoflowermarket goer, @melissaevanslee. Thanks for letting me capture it!
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#flowerportraits #drawingflowers #torontoflowermarket #marketdrawings #drawing #illustration #wonderwoman @cbcarts #spoonstudio

Hey, Toronto Flower Lovers...Ever wanted to pose with your blooms? Really just wrap your arms around them and capture the beauties forever? I’ll be drawing portraits of flower-lovers and their armloads of blooms, this Saturday at @torontoflowermarket! Find me, get snapped and I’ll roll out the flower portrait series this week. (Here’s @veddygreen at the launch of @canadianflowersweek! Neck scarf on point 👌🏻)
See you at the market, lovers
(Visit @torontoflowermarket for time/location details)
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#torontoflowermarket #drawingflowers #flowerportraits #hugyourblooms #flowerlovers #toronto @cbcarts #spoonstudio

Started a new Sunday Series for Crumb called “What’s for Dinner?”. (I ask myself that question A LOT. Hopefully this helps answer it.) I draw a few key ingredients in one of their simplest suppers and you guys all make the dish. I may make a couple too. Let’s see how they turn out! Follow @thisiscrumb and check back in every Sunday for the illustrated ingredients and recipe.

#whatsfordinnercrumb #crumbxspoonstudio #spoonstudio #drawingfood #illustration

#CrumbGoesGlobal / Argentina / Yerba Mate
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Yerba mate is a traditional drink in South America - especially popular in Argentina - known to stimulate the mind and body without the crash or jitters, commonly associated with coffee.

The drink, which contains mateine (an analog of caffeine), is made by an infusion of dried leaves from a holly shrub native to South America. It is usually served in a hollow calabash gourd (known as a mate or ‘guampa’) with a ‘bombilla’, a metal drinking straw, traditionally made of silver.

Like other brewed herbs, yerba mate leaves are dried, chopped, and ground into a powder called yerba. The ‘bombilla’ does double-duty as both a straw and a sieve. The end that is placed in the drink is wider, with small holes or slots that let the brewed liquid in, but block the chunky matter out.

Yerba mate is rich in antioxidants and nutrients and thus, boasts many health benefits including (but not limited to!) energy and cognitive super-powers, lowering of blood sugar levels and risk of heart disease and even offering a boost in the libido department. (Um, can it also do our taxes and clean our gutters? Because with this track record, we may even consider swapping out our daily coffee for a mate or two.)
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#illustration by @spoonstudio
#yerbamate #argentina #southamerica #drawing #drawingfood #spoonstudio #thisiscrumb

#CrumbGoesGlobal / Milwaukee, USA / Miller High Life
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Do you know what time it is?
That’s right, It’s Miller Time! Today it may be considered the ‘best of the shitty American beers’ (excuse our french), but when it launched in 1903, Miller High Life was luxury all the way.

Believe it or not, at the turn of the century, bottled beer was a rarity - most people drank beer at a tavern/saloon, or carried it home in a bucket. The Miller Brewing Co. (now part of MillerCoors) was one of the first brands to introduce beer in a bottle. Novel idea!

Dubbed “The Champagne of Beers” in 1906, Miller High Life - with its sloping shoulders and, at one point, ornate foil covering the cap and neck - meant hiiiiiigh class, as it mimicked a champagne bottle.
The “It’s Miller Time” slogan was introduced in the early 1970s - and both slogans have, miraculously, stood the test of time, in an era (and industry) where slogans typically go to die. (High five to their advertisers.) Although “The Champagne of Beers” may verge on an ironic description of the beverage today, there’s no denying that this light, crisp lager is what we’d be reaching for, to pair with some BBQ on a sweltering hot summer day. Highly crushable and zero pretension.

How We Use It:
Aside from drinking this straight from a frosty bottle, our favourite way to imbibe is with our Paloma Radler. Part lager, part tequila, part grapefruit, all class.

Link to our recipe in profile.
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#Illustration by @spoonstudio
#CrumbGoesGlobal #MillerHighLife #TheChampagneofBeers #itsmillertime #Milwaukee #allamerican #lager #beer #crushable #drawing #packaging #spoonstudio #thisiscrumb

#CrumbGoesGlobal / Japan / Wasabi

Sushi’s pea-green sidekick, with a kick. Wasabi - or Japanese horseradish - is a plant of the Brassicaceae family, which also includes cabbage, horseradish and mustard. And it burns. It burns so good.
Similar in taste to hot mustard or horseradish, it sears the nasal cavity and gets the eyes watering, striking that perfect balance of food pleasure and pain.

The wasabi plant grows naturally along stream beds in mountain river valleys in Japan. Though it appears like a root, the portion of the plant we grate is actually the stem.

The traditional way to grate wasabi is with a sharkskin grater, or an oroshi, which has the texture of fine sandpaper. Once a real wasabi paste is made, it loses its zing in about 15 minutes if left uncovered (which is why its best to grate it as you need it). Due to recent scarcity of the wasabi plant (thanks to you, sushi lovers), most of the wasabi pastes and powders found at the grocery store contain barely any real wasabi-if any at all. Instead, the flavour is created with a combination of horseradish, Chinese mustard, food colouring and other ingredients. We’ll take it for the zing factor, but if you want the real deal, hit up a Japanese grocer or specialty store and check the ingredients list for wasabi japonica.

How We Use It:
Wasabi and sushi are an undeniable match made in heaven, but we also love a salad dressing with a wasabi-packed punch: combine wasabi, rice vinegar, lime, soy sauce, sesame oil, and a spoon of honey. Wasabi wowie zowie.
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Illustration by @spoonstudio
#wasabi #japanesehorseradish #japan #drawing #illustration #drawingfood #spoonstudio #thisiscrumb

#CrumbGoesGlobal / Jamaica / Ting
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We were in the midst of writing up a brief about this popular Caribbean beverage, when we came across the company’s website and became all sorts of smitten.
“It’s a Paloma. A Montingo Bay. A tingle in the Dark.
It’s whatever you need it to be.
It’s a lightly sparkling citrus cocktail chameleon made with the zing of real grapefruit and a dash of glorious Jamaican sunshine. Jam-packed with the refreshing taste of paradise.
And, when it comes to the quality of your cocktails, it can be the difference between mediocre and mesmerising.” I mean, really?! If that isn’t an apt description of a soft drink, then we don’t know what is. (Somebody find us their copywriter...we’ll gladly order up some paradise with a dash of sunshine, please and thank you.) It’s a ‘Ving’ when you mix it with vodka, it’s a ‘Ting n Sting’ when mixed with Jamaican rum, but it’s really just it’s own kind of great as a refreshing, tart, and not-too-sweet soda. Put simply...It’s a Jamaican Ting.

How we Use It:
We’ll mix it with gin, grapefruit bitters, muddled cucumber and mint and serve over ice for our own “little crumb-ting crumb-ting”. Boom. Invented a cocktail. How’s your weekend going?
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Illustration by @spoonstudio
#crumbgoesglobal #jamaica #caribbean #ting #grapefruitsoda #tingnsting #littlecrumbting #itsajamaicanting #drawingfood #packaging #illustration #drawing #spoonstudio #thisiscrumb

Don’t you just want to bite into them? 🍭Looking forward to sharing more of this special picnic I Art Directed for Crumb x GAP, over on @thisiscrumb today. Stay tuned!
📷: @amandablakley

#crumbxgappicnic #picnicgoals #spoonstudio

#CrumbGoesGlobal / Sri Lanka / Curry Leaves

Not to be confused with the ground spice mix ‘curry powder’, curry leaves are an herb, coming from the esteemed Curry Tree - native to the foothills of the Himalayas, India, and Sri Lanka. An essential component of South Indian cooking, believe it or not, they are a part of the same family as citrus fruits, and boast extremely high levels of vitamins A, B, C, and B2, calcium, and iron.

Their glossy green leaves are very aromatic, and they have a unique flavour all their own: a citrus element, along with something else that’s hard to put your finger on - some say asafoetida (say what?), and others anise.

The leaves are valued as seasoning, usually fried along with chopped onion in the first stage of preparation, to create curries, as well as dishes such as thoran, vada, rasam and kadhi.

Available fresh at Indian markets, they freeze well - no need to defrost before cooking with them. (Avoid dried curry leaves though, which have no flavour or aroma.)
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How we Use It:
For a simple side with so much personality: Sauté 10 curry leaves with 1/2 cup butter, half a diced onion, 2 crushed garlic cloves and 1 tsp cumin seeds for 5 minutes. Throw in some peeled and boiled potatoes and sauté another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove curry leaves before serving...and enjoy!
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Illustration by @spoonstudio
#crumbgoesglobal #srilanka #curryleaves #curry #drawingfood #fooddrawing #spoonstudio #thisiscrumb

Been slacking on my post frequency as of late (vacation mode: on), but still cranking out these weekly drawings for Crumb. This week, one of my own pantry staples: #AngosturaBitters! Head to @thisiscrumb for the video, it’s history and some cool new ways to use it (though we’ll always be 98% Old Fashioned over here 🥃)

#crumbgoesglobal #bitters #cocktailhour #oldfashioned #fooddrawing #drawingfood #drawingpackaging #illustration #thisiscrumb #spoonstudio

#CrumbGoesGlobal / Turkey / Simit
A bagel by any other name....
Simit is a circular bread, typically encrusted with sesame seeds, found across the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and the Middle East. Sold by street vendors in Turkey, either from a trolley or by carrying the simit in a tray on their head (definitely our style). Widely known as ‘Turkish bagel’ in North America, the fact that they are both round loops of bread is really where their similarities end.

Simit aren’t cooked like bagels — there’s no boiling step. Instead, they’re dipped in water sweetened with molasses and coated in sesame seeds before baking, helping them stay moist and creating a flavourful, slightly shiny golden-brown exterior (and dat crunch!).
They contain about half the calories of a New York bagel, due to the fact that they’re not as thick and doughy. Simit are slightly harder to make into bagel sandwiches (less dough/surface area), so it’s common to tear off pieces and dip them in all sorts of condiment/spready goodness: cream cheese or labneh, jam, olive tapenade...Traditionally they are served plain, however, with tea for a Turkish breakfast or snack.

How we Use It:
Although their texture and taste is different, we would still schmear this loop like a bagel: Spread with labneh, heirloom tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. It simit’s so good.
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Illustration by @spoonstudio
#simit #turkishbagel #notabagel #roundbread #turkey #streetfood #drawingfood #fooddrawing #foodillustration #illustration #spoonstudio #thisiscrumb

#CrumbGoesGlobal / Canada / Nanaimo Bar
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Happy Canada Day! From the edges of Nanaimo to the shores of Newfoundland, we’re pretty proud of the food that this country lends, to us and the rest of the world.

The Nanaimo Bar, named for the city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, is quintessentially Canadian. A layered bar which requires no baking, it consists of three equally important parts: a wafer and coconut crumb base, custard flavoured butter icing in the middle and a layer of chocolate ganache on top. It’s a treat trifecta.

How we Use It:
We want everything frozen right now. We’d freeze and then cut these squares into smaller, bite-size squares. The perfect sweet cold treat on a hot Canadian day.
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#illustration by @spoonstudio
#happycanadaday #nanaimobar #canadiandessert #wethenorth #drawingfood #fooddrawing #drawingcanada #spoonstudio #thisiscrumb

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