A Week of Home & Family

Last month, I was lucky enough to head home for a week of family time. It was a week filled with food, sleep, and lots and lots of kisses from Peanut and my family’s new (ish) pup, Pearl. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Most days were spent doing what I love most:…

Coconut cream pie, bacon & a diamond ring

A lot has happened since I wrote about the cheeseburger at the Museum Tavern. After an insane last few weeks, I’m finally sitting down at the computer surrounded by some of my leftover Easter chocolates (Reese’s eggs), and I’m going to tell you all about it. Like I said, the past few weeks have been…

Eating Thunder Bay

I’m home from another long-weekend Thunder Bay trip to see Adam (and the always adorable, Lily). Being the long-distance, food-loving couple that we are, we spent the majority of the weekend eating, and it was the best. Here’s a rundown of our weekend consumption: I arrived pretty late on Friday night, so we stayed in with…

Here’s to 2017

Hi 2017! After bidding 2016 goodbye with what most would consider an unnecessary amount of food (including a stack of Mildred’s blueberry pancakes, scotch eggs and champagne), it’s time to start making some changes. For me, this means: cold-pressed almond milk everyday remembering to moisturize every night chia seeds and oatmeal consuming a little less…

Christmas away from Home

Christmas this year was a little different. For the first time, I didn’t go home. Instead, I flew up to Thunder Bay and spent a cold and snowy Christmas with Adam and his family. I missed home – the family and friends, Pearl and the Peking duck – but it was a great Christmas, nonetheless….

A Christmas Puppy

This time last year was a sad, sad time. On December 7, we said goodbye to our sweet little Stella, and it was hard to imagine Christmas without her, let alone the coming year. We miss her more than she’ll ever know, and we think about her everyday. She will always be our Stella. Recently…

Adulting: cooking meals

As much as I love food, getting me to cook a meal is like pulling teeth. When we were studying for the bar, I had the best of intentions but nine times out of ten, always managed to find an excuse to order chicken-shawarma-hummus for lunch and pan-fried dumplings for dinner. And even now, most…

Le Petit Dejeuner

I’ve been living in Toronto full-time for almost three months now, and I’ve been making my way through its food scene. Admittedly, it’s been a little disappointing, but I’ve found a few spots that have become my go-to’s: Cluny for brunch, Maker for pizza, Miku for sushi (it’s also one of my go-to spots in…

A Northern Ontario Thanksgiving

I’d always been pretty content with my west coast way of life, and I never really thought I’d ever set foot in Ontario, much less Northern Ontario. But life has a way of shaking things up when you least expect, which is why I celebrated Thanksgiving last weekend with Adam and his family in Thunder…

Back to Basics

I’m a big believer in basics: white t-shirts, white Converse, chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream, pepperoni pizza…etc. When “basic” is done well, you really don’t need much else. Yesterday was a very long day, and I was trying to figure dinner out. I was thinking pizza, and a girl I work with said I absolutely…

Thunder Bay: soft-serve, a pork chop, & mini golf

It’s been nearly a month since my last post, so we’ve got quite a bit of catching up to do. At the end of July I made my way back to Toronto, pit-stopped in Thunder Bay to see Adam, and I’ve eaten lots along the way. My flight landed at exactly 6:49pm so we headed…

The Prettiest of Ice Creams

There’s something about getting ice cream on Friday nights that makes me so happy. When Stella was still around, Friday evenings were often spent either at Rocky Point or at Steveston, where we would grab ice cream (double chocolate raspberry at Rocky Point, vanilla bean gelato at Steveston) after she was done running along the…