The Making of a Foodle.

Posted by Kat Hirsch on

The Magic, the Foodling... and What the Heck is Pages?

For those of you who weren't aware, our delightful foodles are made in Pages

"Pages for Mac is a powerful word processor that gives you everything you need to create documents that look beautiful. And read beautifully. Redesigned for OS X El Capitan, it lets you work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices. And even work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Word."

We've repurposed this versatile tool as the canvas, epicentre, and conduit to our foodling experimentation. We hope that this video helps provide you with an insider's glimpse into the making of a foodle, allowing you to appreciate the inherit whimsy, creativity, and single stroke attention that goes into each and every moment leading up to the delivery of our unique designs.

We pride ourselves in not overworking or overthinking our foodles. They are as current as our food cravings, and just as (ful)filling.

With love,
- Kat
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Kale. Cronuts. Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Let’s face it: Fads are not just for the runway.

Posted by Kelsey Sunstrum on

We’ve witnessed society’s tumultuous relationship with food.

It seems just as a war on sugars, salts, or gluten has been declared, the tide turns, and these very same substances are the golden children of the culinary and nutritional world.

To help navigate these uncertain waters, More than Moons has compiled a list of the culinary cool kids for 2016.

(Cheat sheet: organic, seasonal goods = yasss; processed items = no bueno.)

Local Love

Foodies everywhere continue to appreciate and celebrate locally sourced products. And who wouldn’t? Not only do local foods pack a bolder taste and higher nutritional content, shopping within your area code (#613 forever), promotes your neighborhood’s economy and environmental responsibility. 

Whole Foods

Restaurants continue to shun preservatives, instead opting for largely unprocessed items, letting the ingredients speak for themselves. But is the premium charged on these superior products sustainable?

All the Pickles

These aren’t your grandma’s pickles...

Beyond the ubiquitous cucumbers, there’s a world of variety in what cooks and chefs are pickling. Think garlic, eggs, or even potatoes – pickled French fries, anyone?

Less Popular Cuts of Meat

Chicken breast, flank steak, salmon… all great pieces of meat. Still, as food sustainability issues become more and more pertinent, producers are turning to less common cuts of meat and fish.

Predictions are that we’ll be seeing more of cuts like top sirloin, or in the fish world, species like drum or sea robin will be gracing restaurant menus in the not so distant future. Sea Robin Nigiri doesn't quite roll off the tongue...

New Grains on the Block

Rice, barley, and quinoa, a favourite by health conscientious foodies in recent years, are being pushed aside for more exotic grains, like teff and amaranth.

Cactus is the New Coconut

A bold statement for sure. But for all the benefits coconut water touts, I’m always left underwhelmed wondering, where's the taste at?!

Enter cactus water.

Even better for you than coconut water (you better believe it), cactus water is said to possess a fruitier flavour, making it less of an acquired taste, and just as robust in nutritional value. 

Swanky Fast Food

Because sometimes you require little else than some deep-fried goodness, food creators have come waaaay down to Earth in the last decade when it comes to casual dining. Fast food is popular for a reason – the simple flavour palettes work. Still, elevating these dishes often makes them healthier, and eating a grown-up version of a Big Mac makes you feel like a boss.

Enough said.

What are your favourite foodie fads this year? And which ones are you ready to be over with?

- Kelsey

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I 'Foodled' My Way Into a Business.

Posted by Kat Hirsch on

Alright – so you bought your domain, launched a website, online store, virtual lemonade stand, whatever.

Congrats...

You’re kind of a big deal. 

Somehow, you’ve managed to build a small but dedicated following. You’ve created marginally interesting products, original designs, and loosely, what could be defined as a ‘brand’. But now you find yourself with a bunch of confused, but keen consumers that are faithfully following you, and bless their little hearts, they have no idea what your signature term “foodle” means. But they smile and nod, like the good kids that they are.

Ok, let me break this down for you so we can all make the most of our time on this website together.

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Foodle

 fo͞od-L

 noun

To doodle food, to draw food, or to have an enthusiasm for depicting food in art.

“Frequent foodling can lead to a fuller life.”

  1. To obsess over food, depicting the subject of your obsession in a doodle;
  2. Food + Doodle = Foodle;
  3. To doodle in 60 minutes or less, what you had for breakfast lunch or dinner;
  4. To manifest your ‘hangries’ into a food related doodle in an effort to numb the pain.

Examples:

“I foodle when I’m hungry.”
“I foodle cheeseburgers.”
“Wanna foodle this weekend? I bought new colouring pencils and I want to eat my weight in pizza.”
verb

foodling, foodled

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Welcome to the wonderful world of More than Moons. We foodle daily for your delight and amusement. In this blog I will chronicle the adventures of foodlers like me. I will celebrate local restaurants, bars, coffee shops, you name it. Anything and everything that can be found in the one and only Canadian Capital of Ottawa #613.

 If you’re lucky, you’ll also see the occasional guest post from food, life and style, and art bloggers from all over North America and the UK, as well as other respected community celebrities. Guest contributors welcome, just message me at morethanmoons@gmail.com.

Foodies, please enter.

Let’s do this!

- Kat

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Food is So Hot Right Now.

Posted by Kelsey Sunstrum on

Hey Guys!

We wanted to share with you a few of our favourite (Local Foodie) things:
 
Foodles got you tickled pink? Good news – cute and kitschy culinary-themed goods are everywhere now, from home décor, to art, to accessories & clothing.

Even better? Local Ottawa producers are all about that foodie life, just like us at More Than Moons!
 
Check out this tasty buffet of food-friendly finds from some of our favourite neighbourhood businesses:
 
Food Before Dudes Cross-Stitching from Sunday On the Run

Happy Birthday Noodles Card from PhoxPrints

Crochet Hamburger from The Black Lory

Bakers Gonna Bake Art from Orange Peel Paperie

 

Donut Keychains from Punk in Pink

Weapon of Mass Consumption Spoon from Impressions Stamped

Rosemary Print from Raceytay


 
Which are you craving the most?

We want to know your faves!

- Kelsey

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