“I scream. You scream. The police come… It’s awkward”
Let me just preface this post by saying that this gelato is one hundred percent not healthy for you. It is neither dairy or sugar-free, nor is it free from fats, calories, or the guilt synonymous with indulging in sugar ridden, summer treats such as this. Just good ol’ fashioned, “how your momma made it”, gelato. Okay – I lied, I actually felt zero percent guilt when I sat down to consume nearly an entire pint in just one sitting. OH – & we did use gluten-free cones from Let’s Do Organic; so there’s also that… (more…)
“My biological clock is telling me it’s time for a cocktail”
I’ve always been incredibly envious of food & beverage bloggers. They churn out original recipes seemingly on the daily, whilst I can barely pull it together enough to crack open the good ol’ crockpot & dump in a bunch of miscellaneous leftovers in the hopes that SOME sort of edible magic will happen – I thrive in a constant state of convenience what can I say. HOWEVER, I’m actually insanely proud of myself because I recently concocted THE most delicious, summer appropriate cocktail that I believe is on par with the foodiest of food bloggers out there (I see you Martha). It’s a Moscow Mule, but with a bit of a twist in the best way possible! Enjoy! (more…)
“On behalf of all Canadians… SORRY for being so awesome all the time”
When you factor out black fly & mosquito season, I’d say summer for us Crazy Canucks culminates to a mere four good, “quality weekends“. So when Canada Day long weekend hits, I tend to reserve said weekends solely for trips up to the Great North – aside from when there is some form of mandatory, “super important” social function tying me to the city, like a wedding or shower of sorts…. Which is just the actual WORST – kidding, kidding – but if we’re actually being honest here, I’m really only half kidding because I take my cottage summer weekends VERY VERY seriously. Anywho – my nonsensical, long-winded intro is not for nothing, what I’m getting at here is that I know the “ins & outs” of all things cottage – not limited to “socially acceptable cottage mannerisms” so to speak. And seeing as how Canada Day officially, officially marks the start of cottages, camping & all things summer social, I thought it apt to discuss one of the more traditional & unspoken, yet totally mandatory, responsibilities of a cottage guest: prepping a meal for the weekend! I’m therefore sharing a few different, SIMPLE meal ideas one can bring up for a summer weekend getaway with friends… because it honestly is such an ART! (more…)
“Living on Earth is expensive. But it does provide a free trip around the sun”
Greetings my fellow Earthlings & Happy Earth Day to you all! For the past few days now I’ve totally been racking my brain in a somewhat desperate attempt to drum up SOME form of content worthy of commemorating the place that we all get to call home… AKA EARTH AKA Kind of a big deal. Now while I could have mindlessly listed off various, pretty “nature places” in & around the GTA for all of you to frolic & – let’s be real – take millions of Insta-worthy photos, I thought that it would be much more conducive to the literal survival of our entire species to share a few ways we can go green every day of the year! Because snaps for mankind. Enjoy lovelies! (more…)
It’s almost time to bust out that green thumb my friends! Today on the Ambrosia Blog, I’m sharing some of my favourite gardening essentials – from the organic seeds, to the natural fertilizer & what to store them in before transferring your herbs & veggies to the outdoors! Click HERE to read!
Happy Saturday lovelies!!! I trust that you’re all enjoying your long weekend with family & friends! If you’re hosting the big Easter dinner tommorow & still scrambling to put together an Easter Table Setting to “wow” your guests… try my Easter Centrepiece made entirely out of groceries! It’s equal parts EASY & PRETTY which in my opinion is just the very best marriage I can possibly think of. Click HERE for the blog over on the Ambrosia site! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
“Winter is when an ocean of miserable water falls from the sky. Spring is when an ocean of miserable water gushes out my face.”
Although it legitimately pains me to accept that winter – or whatever warped smorgasbord of weather we were just subjected to over the past three months – is coming to a close, I am hesitantly excited for spring/summer & what it has to offer. I say hesitantly only because spring – for lack of a better word – SUCKS in my personal opinion, due to overly glutinous levels of rain, mud & all things “yuck” – it’s sole redeeming quality is that my birthday just so happens to be in April, & for those who’ve been following along for a while now – well, you know this is my absolute favourite day of the year! Anywho – I’m doing my best to embrace all things spring by looking forward to new styles & trends, because with a change in season, comes changes in our health & beauty routines! Weather definitely has an impact on our skin & obviously plays an influential role in our style selections, so with a few minor adjustments here & there, I’m showing you how to be “spring ready” come March 20th! (more…)
“A party without cake is just a meeting”
I honestly can’t say that I’ve EVER blogged or written so much about Valentine’s Day in such a condensed time frame! And to be quite frank… I’m more than one hundred percent sure that I’ve exhausted all semi-witty intros I can possibly think of. Which is just peachy considering I oh so willingly decided to dedicate this entire month to literally the one, single “day” that is Valentine’s Day. Le sigh. Anyways, enough whining from me – I just felt you needed a little “disclaimer situation” for future posts this month – onto the good stuff! Valentine’s Day Desserts… but ones that are actually good for you!! EEP! (more…)
Aside from healthy lifestyle changes, saving money is one of THE biggest resolutions people tend to make! Often we associate buying natural or organic groceries with a pretty hefty price tag.. but I’m showing YOU how to shop natural on $100 over at the Ambrosia Natural Foods blog! Click HERE to read!
“I just don’t want to look back & think… I could have eaten that“
Okay so, to be quite frank, as of this past Sunday I had absolutely ZERO planned for the blog this week…. like literally nadda. Insert: semi, slight panic attack. That was until my grandparents took myself & Andrei to this outrageously delicious restaurant called Paradise Farms Bistro for brunch. Have you ever been? Well if NOT, you should really go ASAP because it is freakin’ amazing, & seeing as how this month is dedicated entirely to Forecasting 2017, I thought that it would be rather fitting to profile this magical bistro as part of a “Restaurant Trend” post for the upcoming year! Problem solved… whew! 😉 (more…)