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 ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, May 4, 2015

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd talk your ear off about... Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, of course!!! Surprise, surprise. Anyway, I'm absolutely nuts over the name, although surprised they chose Charlotte because William's first cousin (Diana's brother Charles' two-year-old daughter) ...

Can’t wait to make…

By Friday, May 1, 2015

    Photo via The Bonjon Gourmet. Champagne Mojitos. It's like combining my favourite drink with My Other Half's favourite drink! Earl Grey Chocolate Chip Cookies. Ummm another favourite. Tea! Skillet Banana Crumb Cake. I've been thinking about taking my banana muffins to the next level.  Poutine Poppers. These are a ...

“Wife Saver” Breakfast Casserole

By Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Today I’m going to tell you all about how we started having book club BRUNCH!   So my book club, The Unputdownable Book Club, (almost) always meets on the first Sunday of every month at 6pm. Normally this works fine, but when you’re juggling schedules of all ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, April 27, 2015

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd tell you about my incredibly lazy weekend. It was almost entirely spent in bed or on the couch, either reading, watching Netflix (OMG season four of Downton Abbey!) And Dexter - amazing!), or ...

Cinnamon & Sugar Pull Apart Bread

By Friday, April 24, 2015

I’m alive!!!   I kind of get annoyed when people complain they’re “so busy” or “crazy busy” or “insanely busy”. Mostly because half of them have no idea what busy really means, but also because it’s this scape-goat answer to the question “how are you?”. You’re not ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, April 20, 2015

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd be stating for the record my official royal baby name predictions. First off, for a girl, I'm going with Victoria Elizabeth Frances. Why? Well, Victoria is a beautiful and regal royal name that ...

Bourbon Banana French Toast

By Friday, April 17, 2015

This is a newlywed breakfast. What I mean by that is… I made it the first week we were home after getting married. We were still in this completely head-over-heels with happiness bubble. I am not the breakfast maker in our household (My Other Half and ...

Doughnut Muffins (Duffins!)

By Wednesday, April 15, 2015

So let me tell you about how I develop my recipes, and choose which ones to blog about. At this point, I’d say 25% (maybe as much as a third) of the recipes I blog about are my own creations – things I came up with ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, April 13, 2015

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd tell you that lately, I am... Eating / At Oyamel in Washington, DC! Any everywhere else in the city. Drinking / Happy Hour cocktails! Washington is known for its Happy Hours. Mastering / Flying. I don't love it, but I have ...

Asian Udon & Spinach Stir-Fry

By Friday, April 10, 2015

NOODLES! It’s been far too long. You know I am ALL about the super-fast weeknight noodle dish. This one is perfect because udon noodles basically come pre-cooked. So fast! And spinach is a staple in our house for smoothies, and so are green onions (not for ...

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

By Wednesday, April 8, 2015

So remember how I don't really like chocolate? Yeah, I kinda ruined chocolate for myself as a kid. But my dad doesn't like it either, so maybe it's genetic? Every now and then, though, I get a craving. It's really, really rare. I still would never order ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, April 6, 2015

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd tell you all about our amazing Easter weekend in Halifax! It was a short trip so we packed all our favourite things in. To name a few highlights, I spent tons of quality time ...