Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, June 29, 2015

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd be super happy coming off a fantastic weekend! We did all sorts of fun things, including date night, dinner and drinks with friends, lots of shopping and generally just loving the outdoors. The great ...

Photo an Hour

By Friday, June 26, 2015

A day in the life of The Domestic Blonde. For the previous Photo an Hour posts, click here. Morning bible study with tea. In the office with a latte (the only way I'll drink coffee). Narrowing down my new headshot favourites. Sending silly selfies to brighten My Other Half's day while ...

Crunchy Thai Chicken Salad

By Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer salad season! Say that five times fast. It's now been over a month since My Other Half cut out bread, pasta, potatoes and beer and some days it's a struggle to come up with supper ideas. We pretty much always end up at the same ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, June 22, 2015

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I’d tell you that lately, I am… Eating / Outside! At every single opportunity, we are having our suppers and lunches in our backyard. Drinking / So much cider! It's my favourite thing to come home from a long work ...

Lentil Bell Pepper Dip

By Friday, June 19, 2015

Party in your mouth!!! This recipe was a long, long time coming. It's been on my "to make" and "to blog about" list for years. And now I'm super excited to share it with you on this happy Friday! My friend Lauren brought this dip to a Christmas ...

Mama’s Broccoli Salad

By Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Remember my bridal showers? Specifically, the one in my hometown of Halifax? I was so grateful and overwhelmed to receive so many wonderful, thoughtful shower gifts, but my mother's really stood out. She is one of the most thoughtful people I've ever met. Her gifts and ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, June 15, 2015

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I'd tell you all about the World Cup! I have been following it religiously and was lucky enough to catch a game in Ottawa last week, and see another this coming weekend. I've set up our mini ...

21 Recipes for Barbecue Season!

By Friday, June 12, 2015

Summer is here and I don't know about you, but we've been taking every opportunity to use our barbecue! Here are our favourite, tried and true recipes for the grill, and ideas for what to serve on the side! From the grill... BBQ Chicken Ranch Burgers   Basic, Delicious ...

Bacon, Mushroom & Swiss Chard Linguine

By Wednesday, June 10, 2015

PASTA!!! So My Other Half has been pretty impressive lately. He's cut out beer, bread, pasta and potatoes almost entirely. He feels way better and I'm proud of him, but I am missing pasta SO MUCH. There is nothing more comforting to me than a big ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, June 8, 2015

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd be bursting with excitement and news! I'm just back a weekend on the east coast (again) where I was for than 48 hours for my oldest friend's wedding. Even though it poured (and I mean poured) ...

Creamy Jalapeño Shrimp Enchiladas

By Friday, June 5, 2015

I’m back to food blogging!!! I sound like a broken record (as I usually do) but life is nuts and I just haven’t been cooking. But I did make these incredible enchiladas a few weeks ago and have been saving them for a Friday! Perfect timing The ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Wednesday, June 3, 2015

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this week, I'd tell you next Monday I promise to be back on schedule! I was travelling again this past week and it's just too hard to dedicate time to blog while on the road. Don't worry ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Wednesday, May 27, 2015

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd apologize for missing our regular Monday date! I've been jet-setting again (three trips/six flights in less than two weeks) and didn't have a moment to blog. The good news is I have tons ...

Rustic Italian Spaghetti Squash

By Thursday, May 21, 2015

I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot with recipes lately. It seems like everything I’m making is just the best recipe ever. A lot of the recipes have been referred to me by friends, which certainly helps. I love love love when readers send me their ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Tuesday, May 19, 2015

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I'd tell you that this weekend, I raked so hard (yes, you read that right) I got blisters. Like, debilitating blisters, as in I had to scrap my to-do list because my hands were out-of-commission, wrapped ...

Mushroom & Parmesan Risotto

By Friday, May 15, 2015

This recipe is a staple in our household! We looove risotto. I think it’s the perfect side to completely many meals where meat is the star. We first discovered this Lemon & Arugula Risotto, which is oh so perfect for summer, and even make it without ...

Easy Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

By Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Last week was the most exciting recipe week EVER!!! I shared two instant classics, which we just cannot get enough of – Creamy Bruschetta and One-Pan Cheesy Spicy Sausage Pasta. The best. While last week will be hard to top, I’m sure going to try! I have ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, May 11, 2015

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd be all about gardening!!! It's been unusually warm for May in Ottawa, and while I normally wait until the end of May to plant my annuals, I just couldn't resist this weekend. For ...

Creamy Bruschetta

By Wednesday, May 6, 2015

I am so freakin’ excited to share this recipe with you today!!! And like all good recipes, it comes with a story. Let me tell you about my friend Laura. She’s the best – gorgeous, smart, funny and an awesome mom. Her house is always spotless and ...