Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

I’m a fairly self-disciplined person but I cannot even contain myself when these donuts come out of the oven. This is my ultimate dessert. Sure, I love chocolate desserts, fruit pies, and lemony this & that, but put a plate of sugar donuts in front of me, and you might as well say adios to my face … Continue reading

Putting an end to the epidemic of dying herbs

Oh fresh herbs. You are a delight. I love having an herb pot but inevitably I need to pick up more herbs at the grocery store because I use a LOT of herbs when cooking. Here’s the sad truth. I have thrown away more bunches of unused herbs than I’d like to admit. I’m always thrilled when I’m at … Continue reading

Beauty in a Bottle: Herb-Infused Olive Oil

I love olive oil and this herb-infused version takes it to a whole new level. Just look at it. That’s purty. It can be used as a dressing, on grilled veggies, or in a marinade. Pretty versatile and rather exciting if you ask me. I always love discovering homemade hostess gifts since they come in handy throughout … Continue reading

It’s National Chocolate Pudding Day?!

… at least in the States. But I say we jump on board too. Good idea, eh? Chocolate Chia Pudding Packed with protein, healthy omega-3 fats and fibre, this is a great post-workout snack or just enjoy as a dessert to satisfy that sweet tooth! Ingredients 1 cup milk 3 Tbsp chia seeds 1 Tbsp of cocoa powder splash of … Continue reading

Poutine, Butter Tarts, Kraft Dinner.

According to the all-knowing and credible Wikipedia, these three foods are considered to be the top contenders for Canadian national food. Kraft Dinner?? <Insert my really awkward grimace here> That’s just sad. On a number of levels. Poutine? Well, I won’t knock that. Butter tarts? Yes, absolutely! Full of butter, sugar, and most importantly pure Canadian maple … Continue reading

Salt. You party animal, you.

Gourmet Herb Salt. It’s basically salt that has its party shoes on. If we break it down, it’s pretty simple. Salt with herbs. But then again, a lot of great things are made up of pretty simple ingredients. Look no further than ice cream. Ice… and cream… and a few other stellar but simple ingredients. Herb Salt is a great … Continue reading

Green Smoothies Don’t Scare Me

They never have. I’ve eaten weirder things. I had this cold once that just wouldn’t go away. I think it was 6 weeks in the running and I was desperate to stomp this cold into oblivion. Someone told me that I should eat raw garlic. Simply mince a large garlic clove, put on a spoon … Continue reading

I was an Angel Child (and Coconut Baked Oatmeal Recipe)

Actually, that’s not entirely true and if my parents are reading this (which they probably are because I coerced encouraged them to follow my blog), they probably just chuckled to themselves. But, there were two things in my life that my parents never had to enforce. 1) Going to bed and 2) eating breakfast. I was one of these … Continue reading