Category archives: Food

  • Tips for being the best guest (at a blogger's house)

  • Just a quick search can reveal oodles of advice on how to be a great guest. But if you've got a friend like me in your squad, well the rules are a little bit different when you're the guest at a DIY or decor blogger's house. (Note: Written with tongue firmly planted in cheek;). So I thought I would round up my top five ways to be a great guest at a blogger's house: 1. Ask for a to[...]
  • Spicy Thai Peanut 'Zoodles'

  • I treated myself to a hand held spiralizer last week, and I think I'm in love.  I bought the OXO Good Grips one and it's delightful.  Easy to use and easy to clean. This little gadget is so fun that I've become obsessed with making this super easy noodle dish for my lunch.  It's spicy, tasty, and takes under ten minutes to make from the moment you open the fridge until you sit down. I've[...]
  • Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

  • You know when you find a meal that is not only super tasty but also super easy to put on the table? I know....I know, they are few and far between.  Or at least, I make it a few times and then I get bored.  Or the awesome-factor of the food wanes and it's no longer a super great meal it's just food.  Food is fine, but I prefer to pat my belly when I'm done and say, "mmmm, that was gooooood." We[...]
  • Winter Weekend Menu: Girls just wanna have fun edition

  •   Girls weekend! Didn't just reading that make you happy? That's what girls weekends do, they make you happy.  If you haven't had one in a while send a note to all your friends and plan one right now.  This very second.  You have my permission to look away from this post for a sec.  It will be worth it.  BUT then, come back here and finish reading the post because I've got your wint[...]
  • My most used cookbooks

  • Just like a good novel, I love a good cookbook.  Over the years I've amassed (and purged to refine) quite the collection.  With such an amazing world of food blogs, recipe sites, magazines, and friends, the cookbook still holds a strong attachment for me.  I love adding my notes and changes on the pages.  Some cookbooks get pulled out for dinner party planning, but others come out on a much more r[...]
  • Three must have PC black label Collection pantry items

  • On the weekend I made up a batch of jalapeno poppers and as I reached into the pantry to grab the panko crumbs I had momentary panic I was out. "Impossible!" I thought. And it is impossible.  Those panko crumbs are used regularly, which means I always have more 'in-stock' somewhere in my cupboards.  It's one of my essential pantry items, so handy for so many things! Another favourite [...]
  • I'm McLovin' the new #CertifiedMighty

  • You might have guessed this post has something to do with McDonald's, and you'd be right.  McD's is my guilty pleasure.  A pleasure I'm happy to indulge in and shout out loudly.  So when I was invited to join them at their Canadian head office for the launch of their new burger, I jumped.  I love burgers.  We all know this. I also love Big Mac's.  Anyone who has taken a road trip with me kn[...]
  • Simple Summer Entertaining, Fiesta-style w/ @ElectroluxCAN

  • My head hurts just a wee bit, but I'm smiling ear to ear from a great visit with great friends on Friday night.  DH and I hosted a dinner party of 14, and boy was it a FIESTA! It was the perfect summer evening and we were able to eat outside, which was heavenly. (I would like to thank my DH for posting this pic to his Instagram. For the record, I am not picking my nose. Seinfeld fans ... #no[...]
  • Lilacs and other loves lately...

  • This time of year is one of my favourites.  It's lilac season.  Their scent is .... perfect.  It also reminds me of having tea parties with my Nana in her back yard.  The lilac bush in her yard was GIGANTIC. I fill the rooms in our house with fresh bundles every couple of days until they sadly decide it's time to go for another year. Having them in the bathroom is the best kind of 'natur[...]
  • Take a peak inside my drawers ;) w @ElectroluxCAN

  • I love food.  I love eating food, making food, looking at food, smelling food, and yes I even like buying food! It's such a pleasure to plan out meals, make a list, find the items you need, find items you didn't know you needed (thank you Costco!), and then re-stock the fridge. Here's the thing though. While I love grocery shopping, I really have no interest in doing it daily. Which is why I am[...]
  • Tips for easy dinner party hosting

  • I love hosting dinner parties. I love everything about it, from menu planning through to doing the dishes afterwards. A few weekends ago we hosted a great group of friends we've known for....well, forever it seems. With friends like these I want to spend as much time as I can visiting rather than worrying about food. Advance preparation is key. So, here are my tips for easy hosting duties. (Bra[...]