amazing tzatziki

wow. that’s a pretty strong statement to say, isn’t it? while many of you are probably screaming at your screens, telling me to stay in my own lane, i’m over here licking delicious creamy garlicky oh-so-amazing tzatziki off of a spoon at an alarming rate without a care in the world. i made this to…

easy skillet garlic croutons 

have you ever had the unfortunate experience of buying a pre-made croutons only to find that they’re teeny tiny, overly seasoned with who knows what and are hard enough to break your teeth? i personally can’t stand them, and when i see that someone has used them in a salad (usually caesar salad from a…

galiano island 

i recently went to galiano island for a week of rest and relaxation with the boyfriend and my sister. we rented a house called ‘bluff view cottage’ surrounded by trees with a view of the ocean. the fresh air was enough to force me to change gears, and i loved waking up with no plans…

10 questions monday – brian

or ‘brain’ if you work with him and spend your days doing your best to annoy the heck out of him. brian is my team lead, my supervisor and my right hand with so much of my day to day. he’s also a pain in the ass, with his non-stop dad jokes and talk of…

the AtoZ challenge – dutch oven chicken & potatoes 

there’s something really comforting about the smell of chicken roasting in the oven. but while i like the idea of my house filling up with the delicious aroma, i’m really not the biggest fan of entire chickens. just thinking about handling a naked headless bird sends a chill down my spine. bones and skin gross…

the AtoZ challenge – g

when a neighbour offers you an handful of freshly cut garlic scapes, what do you do? you graciously accept them and then scratch your head and think, ‘now what?’. at least that’s what i did. i searched the internet and found only a few possible options, one of which was for canning them. i’d never…

10 questions monday – robyn

i hope all of my canadian friends enjoyed their canada day long weekend, and that my american friends have a great independence day! i’m happy to feature my friend-who-i’ve-never-met, robyn, in this weeks 10 questions post. robyn is one of my clients who i work with on a regular basis. i can’t remember when exactly…

the AtoZ challenge – k

this past christmas, i asked my family for some of their favourite recipes. sure, fancy gifts are fine but i wanted something more personal. this is one of the recipes that my sister gave. it’s easy-peasy, and chances are that you have all (or at least most) of the ingredients on hand already. because of…

the AtoZ challenge – c

i recently discovered moscow mules. yes, i’m late for the party – but better fashionably late than never, right? gingerly limey goodness in a glass. or a beautiful copper mug, if you’re lucky. that’s where the fashionable ‘c’ comes in. i’m the proud owner of new set of copper mugs. the price was almost jaw-dropping,…

10 questions monday – stephanie & roger

once upon a time i lived in a dumpy apartment building that i still refer to as the west side ghetto. while in a great location, the sketchy property was home to a random mix of tenants – some less desirable than others. one day i noticed a new person waiting for the bus in…