Tarragon Chicken

Tarragon Chicken

Isn’t it just Murphy’s Law that the week before I am to go away on a highly anticipated vacation, a million little things go wrong. I suppose I can be thankful that it’s nothing hugely catastrophic, but please bear with me as I vent. A month ago, after searching locally for weeks with no inspiration,… 

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Rosemary Biscuits & Italian Sausage Gravy

Rosemary Biscuits & Italian Sausage Gravy

Growing up, I never liked eating breakfast. I know- crazy, right? For so many people, breakfast is the favourite meal of the day, but for a large part of my childhood and even through adolescence- nah, not for me. I didn't eat eggs, for one. Once again, shocking to me now, but I went through a pretty big anti-egg phase back in the day. I didn't … [Read More...]

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Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Scones

Monday, already! Why is it that weekends go by so much faster than weekdays? This last weekend was my first in about five weeks that I had absolutely no plans. For the last month or so my weekends have been filled with appointments, errands, camping, more camping, so it was nice to finally have a break. Not that I don't enjoy camping - I really, … [Read More...]

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No-Bake Blueberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

This. Dessert with a capital D. I feel like I've been slipping on the dessert front these last couple months. With summer comes warmer weather, longer days, and inevitably, lighter, healthier food. Salads. Frozen treats. Cool drinks. Sure, I posted some insanely delicious cookies the other day, but it's been a while since I posted something … [Read More...]

Chilled Soba Noodle Salad

Chilled Soba Noodle Salad with Chili Oil Vinaigrette & Fresh Veggies

I have to admit something. I almost named this post "Chilly Chili Soba Noodle Salad." The wordplay was soooo tempting and in all honesty, it would have been a pretty descriptive name for this dish. Cold noodle salad, a good hit of Sichuan chili oil... I mean, it makes sense. Sometimes I need to be saved from my own cheesiness. I am currently … [Read More...]

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Bacon, Pickle & Smoked Cheddar Calzones

Living in a city hub has definite perks. On one hand, it's incredibly handy, since everything I never need - groceries, banks, post offices - is within walking distance. On the other hand, though, there's a plethora of delicious restaurants on every block. Which definitely isn't a bad thing. I live in a very multi-cultural community and there's … [Read More...]

Smoky BBQ Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Mayo

Smoky BBQ Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Mayo

A turkey burger is a curious beast. On the one side- yay, healthier than beef! But also... now I feel compelled to top it with all kinds of less-healthy fixin's? Three steps forward, two steps back. I'm okay with that. Turkey burgers can be sort of a hard sell for me. I always think they're going to be great- I love poultry- but cooked up into a … [Read More...]

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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a love / hate relationship with my introversion. I am, to a fault, classically introverted: I prefer nights in to nights out, stretchy pants to makeup, listening to speaking, and spending time alone/recharging over going out on a Friday night. I'll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending that I don't exist*. By choice. It's not … [Read More...]

Crumbled Italian Sausage & Kale Frittata

Crumbled Italian Sausage & Kale Frittata

  Back in March, I wrote about the fires in Cape Town, South Africa. One of my very best friends, Q, lives in Cape Town and at that time, the city was battling some truly terrifying fires across the south peninsula. Now, I suppose, it's our turn. British Columbia is no stranger to summertime forest fires. During any given summer, lightning or … [Read More...]

Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

I’m going to start out today’s post with a few notes on social anxiety. I don’t suffer from it severely, but I hit bumps here and there. I can certainly be shy, especially in situations where I feel intimidated. I’ve been told in the past that some people dismiss me as ‘boring,’ since I don’t open up right away (ouch). They backtrack by saying ‘but … [Read More...]

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Polenta Fries with Lemon Paprika Aioli

Happy National Fry Day! Okay, really it's National French Fry Day, but I don't discriminate. I love all fries, regardless of their shape, colour, or origin. Potato fries, yam fries, wedge fries, crispy fries, curly fries, shoestring fries, crinkle cut, fast food, homemade. Fries are the definition of the Ultimate Snack. They come in so many … [Read More...]

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Top 10 Cooling Summer Sips

It wouldn't be fair to say Chelsea and Finn started out as drinking buddies- we started out as work buddies... and our office just happened to host a lot of after-work drinks. The transition between a work friend and a real-life friend can be tricky, especially for two occasionally shy, somewhat socially anxious gals like us. To say a cocktail … [Read More...]

Hugo: Prosecco, Elderflower & Mint

The Hugo: Prosecco, Elderflower & Mint

One of my best friends, Jasmin, is in town visiting from Zurich this week! (and next week- yay!) As I think I've mentioned before on this blog, Jas is a bit of a travel junkie. Jasmin works just so she can travel, it's the driving force in her life. In typical travel junkie fashion, Jasmin collects immunizations, passport stamps and now- … [Read More...]

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Cold-Brew Vanilla Honey Coffee

You guys, send help. I can't stop // won't stop // can't stop drinking these Cold-Brew Vanilla Honey Iced Coffees. And I'm not even a huge coffee fan. That has to be saying something, right? I don't usually drink a lot of hot coffee, or even iced coffee for that matter; I find the taste to be much too acrid and pungent. If and when I do drink … [Read More...]

Grapefruit Soda with Honey, Basil & Lemon

Grapefruit Soda with Honey, Basil & Fresh Lemon

I must start off today's post by wishing a Happy 4th of July to all of our American friends on Saturday! (and an equally happy belated Canada Day to all our Canadian readers last Wednesday :) ) As a culture, Canadians tend to scoff at light beer (light meaning light in alcohol and calorie content, not light in colour- we still love a lager). … [Read More...]