Five Favourites

By Monday, September 1, 2014 Permalink

As a kid, I always wanted to know what everyone’s favourite everything was. What’s your favourite colour? Favourite number? Favourite TV show? I thought everyone HAD to have these answers on the tip of their tongue. I definitely did. At my family cottage in Nova Scotia, I even had (and still have) a drawer filled with ...

Classic Banana Bread

By Friday, August 29, 2014 Permalink

I’ve been making this recipe since I was 14. Seriously! Banana bread was one of the first things I learned to bake at my first job. In retrospect, it’s great for beginner bakers because it’s so darn easy. Pretty hard to mess up, right? Well that’s what I thought too. And then I made it a couple ...

Five Quinoa Salads Perfect for Lunches

By Thursday, August 28, 2014 Permalink

It's back to school next week!!! Or at least I think it is. Neither of us are in school and we don't have children, so I'm really just guessing. I cannot believe it's basically September! That's nuts. Even though I am excited for fall, I'm sad summer is practically over too. We haven't even made margaritas yet! Maybe we'll do ...

Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Avocado Crema

By Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Permalink

Our new favourite weeknight dinner!!! Okay okay, I realize I get excited about all food, so this is kinda like "the boy who cried wolf", but this recipe is actually knock-your-socks-off amazing. I’ve told everyone I know about it. Four times. It tastes like it involves hours of labour and a bajillion ingredients but it’s shockingly so ...

Photo an Hour

By Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Permalink

A little idea I saw on the amazing blog Bleubird ages ago... so here's a peek into a regular day in my life! Rise and shine. This is my view! Morning green smoothie - lychee juice, spinach, banana, mango. Hard at work at the office. My favourite pens on the planet. Snacks. Winery presents from my travelling husband-to-be! Cottage weekend essentials. Offsite meeting. Taking a break. New business ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, August 25, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I'd tell you we had the best weekend basking in the sun at my friend Sarah's cottage. After all the cold weather here lately, it was hot and sunny and perfect for being on a lake. We ate delicious food, kayaked, fished and spent as much time near the ...

Sesame Sriracha Guacamole

By Friday, August 22, 2014 Permalink

Guac on steroids!!! Avocados + me = true love. They somehow actually make every single dish better. They’re a staple in our house, always kicking around. I buy the bags of five large ones from Costco. And then we put them on everything – salads, burgers, soups, sandwiches… do you put them in smoothies? My friend Laura ...

I’m going to do something crazy.

By Thursday, August 21, 2014 Permalink

I’m going to start blogging five days a week. And yes, I might be completely nuts. But I’ve spent so much time thinking about what I’m truly passionate about, and it’s without a doubt this little blog. Adding another two posts a week (I currently post three – two recipes and Over a cup of tea) might ...

Spinach & Artichoke-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

By Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Permalink

This is one of those times when I took something perfectly healthy and made it completely and utterly BAD ASS. Yes, I said ass. On the blog. Hopefully my 12-year-old Goddaughter isn't reading. Sooo this healthy thing isn't exactly going so well. Are you surprised? I mean, I was on vacation for basically two weeks. And that ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, August 18, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd tell you I AM SO HAPPY TO BE BACK IN OTTAWA!!! I was stranded in the Halifax airport for 45 hours between Monday and Wednesday last week, and it was the closest thing to prison I can imagine. Not sure how I didn't ...

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Squares

By Friday, August 15, 2014 Permalink

These are actually the devil. I'm not a dessert person, but peanuts and chocolate? These are practically an Oh Henry bar. That you can make at home. Obviously I did not make these for My Other Half and I to consume ourselves. I made them for book club. I quickly found out they were too decadent to be ...

Basic, Delicious Hamburgers

By Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Permalink

Burgers! I love burgers, but it's funny because we haven't been making a lot of burgers this year. We've been taking full advantage of the grilling season, just with a lot of sausages. I love me some sausages, but they cannot replace BURGERS. Nothing can I've blogged about burgers a few times on the blog. My all-time ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, August 11, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd tell you I had the BEST two-week vacation ever! This is the first time post-university that I've taken vacation in Nova Scotia and it was well worth it. I talked about my cousin's wedding last Monday, but the week following was amazing too ...

Chickpea, Corn & Tomato Salad

By Friday, August 8, 2014 Permalink

This salad is ADDICTIVE! I'm actually going nuts over it and want to make it again and again. I think it's the dressing. Because you HEAT IT UP. I never use heat when I make dressings but this totally changed the flavours. For the better. I would put it on anything. Next I'm thinking quinoa salad with ...

Three-Bean, Bell Pepper & Corn Salad

By Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Permalink

HEALTH. Last week, I told you my big long "trying to be healthy" story. And now I'm trying to prove to you that I actually AM trying to be healthy (not just faking it like I normally do). I mean, this salad HAS to be healthy, right? Just look at that picture. You guys need to understand what ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd tell you I can't believe it's The Domestic Blonde's FOURTH BLOGIVERSARY! It's absolutely unreal that I've been blogging for four years now. And here's the most insane thing - this is my 400th post!!! As if those two stats collided, completely unintentionally. Anyway, ...

Lentil & Spinach Soup

By Friday, August 1, 2014 Permalink

I'm trying to be healthy. It's hard. First world problems. I get asked a lot of questions about the blog. You can check out my FAQ page for the answers to the most common ones. But there is one question that I did not include on that page because I feel so weird answering it. Although, it's ...

The Domestic Blonde Website Redesign!

By Thursday, July 31, 2014 Permalink

Hi everyone! As I hinted on Monday, for the last month I’ve been working with a web designer. I am so incredibly excited to reveal the new site. You’re looking at the (almost) finished product! The re-design was long overdue. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but kept telling  myself to wait until ...

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Mushroom Caps

By Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Permalink

Meet my new favourite appetizer. I am in L-O-V-E. These are perfection. And don't burst my bubble if you don't like mushrooms. Let's talk about that for a second, actually. So My Other Half and I are heading home to Halifax for vacation in August and we're going to the Lord Nelson (our reception venue) for our ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, July 28, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd tell you I've finally finished all of my wedding invitations! It's taken a VERY long time because of assembly, addressing the etc. but I'm so happy to have finished them this past weekend. Every 10 took about an hour! Invitations have been my favourite ...