I was initially hesitant about sharing this recipe on the blog due to the fact that it is not one of my own recipes. You see, cooking is one of my main creative outlets, and this blog is the one of the few ways I am able to “showcase” my creations, short of actually inviting people over to eat the food. However, I realized how silly that thinking is. Obviously other people create beautiful/cool/yummy things and it would be just plain rude not to share something good with the rest of the universe. Prime examples of things that should be shared are these Heavenly Cookies (!!!) and this Baked French Toast – both from good ‘ol Allrecipes.com . [Read more…]
Time is a social construct, right? So how is it that it seems like there just isn’t enough time in the summertime for all the things we had planned to do. But yet there is more daylight hours in a day for activities? Hmm… Also, how is it mid-August already! Where has the summer gone? And where IS everyone? And can I come? I’ve noticed this year more than before how dead Toronto is during the summer months. Local haunts and watering holes have on average 2 people at any given time on weekends (may be exaggerating). It’s very strange… [Read more…]
I think it’s pretty obvious that I have a strong affinity for pasta. Might I even say that it’s stronger than my love for hot dogs?! Pasta has all the makings of the perfect meal. It’s versatile – it can be eaten from a bowl (or pot) on the couch or be dished out as a nice sit down dinner with vino. It can be healthy (ish) as long as it is not laden with butter, cream and cheese (I’m obviously not opposed to that though). Making it can also be low involvement.
Ah, the dog days of summer… If you’re like me, you’ll want to do nothing more than to lounge in some shady spot with friends while someone feeds you watermelon and barbecue. Unfortunately, life is not like that… But this heat and humidity has still melted you into a puddle and you desperately need an ice cold drink that is not that can of beer in your fridge. Now what? This. Watermelon. Punch. That’s what. Punches are great because they are simple to put together and easy to mass produce. You literally dump everything in an icy jug, give it a good stir and voila – boozy refreshments for everyone! Minimal effort, maximum return. [Read more…]
To say Berlin is cool is an understatement. Since the fall of the Wall, the capital city of Germany has become a breeding ground for creatives, DJs, lost souls and, more recently, tech start-ups. From learning about its turbulent history to experiencing its grungy bohemian vibes and eating too much currywurst, we thoroughly enjoyed exploring Berlin.
Some cravings come and go. Some are a little more persistent, but still avoidable by convincing yourself that broccoli and water are the basically the same as eating said unhealthy food item. Then there are the cravings that eat away at your soul and you literally cannot do/think about anything else until it is consumed. These cravings usually attack at times of great inconvenience, like studying.
Happy Holidays! I hope everyone is having an amazing time with family, friends, delicious food and drink and is spending at least 50% of the day in pjs. We are already halfway through the holiday season and 3 days until the new year, which is just insane. 2015 was a crazy year with monumental events like our oldest sister tying the knot and Justin Bieber dropping the most solid comeback album. And then it was gone. Did it even happen? I guess I shouldn’t get ahead of myself. There are still 3 days left in the year. 3 days to accomplish anything left undone (e.g. making this awesome whole roasted cauliflower). Or not. I for one, will be continuing to lounge in my pjs, stuffing my face with chocolate crinkle cookies and mulled wine until 2016. [Read more…]
Alright, kids. We’re officially into cold weather season – I’ve hung up my 10 coats (all necessary for various levels of coldness). Here in Canada, we try to squeeze as much outside time as we can before we hibernate in our igloos during -30C cold spells or ice storms. Outside time means choosing to sit on a patio for lunch in a coat while trying not to catch pneumonia, picking more apples than we know what to do with or in my case, heading to my nearest forest with my handy ‘shroom hunting pig. But mostly, we like to wrap ourselves in a million blankets and binge watch netflix. I guess I shouldn’t generalize though. What I meant to say: I like to binge watch netflix while simultaneously binge eating a bowl of carbs. Anyways, whatever your choice of colder weather activity is, this pasta is perfect the post-hike/hunt/dog-sled/forage meal (or during said netflix binge). We should all boycott “netflix and chill” for “netflix and pasta”. Yay? Nay? Who’s with me?
Portugal was the last destination before I flew home to Canada for graduation. It was also one of my favourite trips – I loved it so much that I have plans to move there one day. I honestly don’t know a single person who went there and didn’t obsess over the place. Our time in Portugal was an absolute whirlwind of extremely late nights/early mornings, great food, sangria, sand and too much sun. And if that doesn’t entice you enough, two words: custard tarts. [Read more…]
As young thugs, my sisters and I were obsessed with making “potions” in our plastic baby pool. These usually consisted of water, perfume and basically whatever was available in our backyard. To this day, I still enjoy throwing random liquids together – the only difference being that these mixtures are actually drinkable. Making drinks is the closest I can get to attending Snape’s Potions class…