August 30, 2014

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Cookies

Can I be honest with you? The best part about dragon boat (aside from the exercise, being on the water and the gorgeous view) is the potluck my team puts together at our races. We each take turns bringing a food item, all delicious.

There was a member on our team who made the best cookies. Without a doubt, Jimmy brought cookies to every race because Jimmy cookies were high in demand. Unfortunately for us, he decided to quit dragon boat. The horror, the tears – no more Jimmy cookies!

July 31, 2014

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

It’s officially summer here when the pick-your-own strawberry farms open up, and I went to pick my fill.

I debated about what to make with the fruits of my labour. I really enjoyed the strawberry rhubarb pie from last year but didn't want to go through the hassle of making pie crust. Laziness triumphs over ambition.

This is where the crisp comes in.

June 30, 2014

Kale & Asparagus Pasta Alfredo

For me, the appearance of asparagus at the market means the end of winter. Finally.

Suddenly life becomes brighter, more enjoyable. Warmth and sunshine will do that to you.

I bought a bunch of asparagus before realizing my garden was thriving – the kale ready for picking, the lettuce ready for salad-making.

May 31, 2014

Rome & Naples

I suffer from a condition called wanderlust. It's only been a month since my last trip and I'm already dreaming about where to visit next.

After I graduated from university, my friends and I did a jam-packed backpacking tour of Europe - nine cities in five weeks. It was a trip where I got to sample a bit of everything, vowing to return to experience certain countries in full. Italy was high on that list.

One of my biggest regrets was not going into the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, so I made sure to do that this time around. Other than that, I didn't have anything specific in mind that I wanted to do in Rome. Instead, my favourite way to explore a city is to wander aimlessly and soak in the sights and sounds.

April 29, 2014

Sneak Peek: Italy

I landed on Canadian soil two days ago, am still jet lagged and haven't had the chance to sift through my photos yet. But I have many, many photos! This is a preview of things to come, so stay tuned.