Pear chocolate scones brushed with butter and sprinkled with turbinado

Pear and chocolate scones

This post was sponsored by Cacao Barry. I have a love-hate relationship with scones. Most of the time, when I buy scones from the average cafe, they are… mediocre. Am I allowed to say that? Whatever. I just did! I can’t be the only one who feels this way. I pretty much avoid scones when […]

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September 2017 desktop calendar free for you to download

September 2017 desktop calendar

Here’s a free desktop calendar for you to download. Click here to get yours! Oh, September! I signed electronically on the dotted line a week ago and suddenly, I realized: it’s over. I’m moving! This space that I called home for ten long years is not going to be mine a few months from now. […]

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Double chocolate zucchini muffins with Cacao Barry chocolate

Double chocolate muffins with zucchini

This post was sponsored by Cacao Barry. Back to school: three words that make children and adults cringe. Growing up, I was undoubtedly sad to see summer vacation come to an end with all the freedom, relaxing, and leisure reading that summer brings. But I was usually quite excited about the prospect of a new […]

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Ice cream at Frankie & Jo's

Where to get the best ice cream? West Coast edition

On what I like to call my “West Coast Tour”, I wasn’t expecting to eat much ice cream, since so many donut shops popped up as I researched my trip. Turns out, there is some great ice cream in Portland and Seattle. The ice cream is so good, I briefly contemplated ordering a few pints to […]

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Ice cream at Dalla Rose - best ice cream in montreal

Where to get the best ice cream in Montreal?

If there’s one thing that I am extraordinarily good at, it’s eating ice cream. Doesn’t matter what time of day it is. Doesn’t matter if I feel full from a big meal. I will disregard all conventions and feelings and go for ice cream. It’s a really good life skill to have, in my opinion. I […]

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August 2017 desktop calendar

August 2017 desktop calendar

I’m getting better at taking vacations, although I’m still not great at it. I’m really good at vacation once I’m ON vacation. That’s for sure. Still, getting to the part where my work feels “finished” (or as close to that as I can get), when the email auto-responder is turned on, my computer is shut down, and […]

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July 2017 desktop calendar

July 2017 desktop calendar

Here’s a July 2017 desktop calendar, free for you to download. Click here to skip to the desktop calendar to make your desktop pretty or keep reading! It seems like we are going to have a rainy summer at this point. So much rain has fallen. I think I got to wear a summer dress […]

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Frozen watermelon pops dipped into melted chocolate and granola or other fun toppings

Frozen watermelon pops

This post was sponsored by the National Watermelon Promotion Board. If you’d like to go straight to the recipe? Click here to go to the frozen watermelon pops recipe. But if you want a few little tips, keep reading! I have this thing for fruit dipped in chocolate. It’s one of my fave snacks and desserts that […]

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Perfectly golden brown orange blossom rhubarb bostocks are made from frangipane and baked in the oven until golden brown

Rhubarb bostock with frangipane & rhubarb jam

Want to go straight to the recipe? Click here to go to the rhubarb bostock with frangipane recipe. But if you don’t know what is bostock or what is frangipane, keep reading! What is bostock? I know that is the question you are asking because my mom asked me that very thing while I was putting these […]

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