February 14, 2018

Spaghetti with a Cheesy Tomato and Garlic Sauce

Thank you all for your kind words on my last post. It has been such a relief sharing such exciting news with everyone. We are all so excited around here. Yesterday, Sebastian and I took a trip to the outlet malls, and I went a little crazy buying baby clothes. When Sebastian was a baby, I was so sad when he grew out of all his adorable little onesies, and now I have a chance to revisit this baby stage once again, and I couldn't be happier.

February 8, 2018

Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Icing + Exciting News!

We're having a baby! Phew. That feels good to say out loud. I've been keeping this secret for almost 6 months now, and it's been killing me. It feels so good to finally tell you guys. For the most part, I have been feeling great. I don't have any of the ailments I had during my pregnancy with Sebastian (tingling fingers, headaches, bleeding nose, etc.) I had a 2 week bought with morning sickness from weeks 10 -12, but besides that, I have been feeling great.

January 30, 2018

Creamy Roasted Garlic, Cauliflower, and Potato Soup

Over the Christmas holidays, Brent and I spent an evening away at Langdon Hall Country House Hotel and Spa in Cambridge, Ontario. This was by far one of the most amazingly beautiful places that I have ever stayed. The room was pricey, but with our favorable exchange rate, and the fact that we hardly ever get the opportunity to be away without Sebastian, we decided it was well worth it.

January 23, 2018

Fudgy Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies with A Chocolate Ganache

When I was young, I loved to bake. I had no idea what I was doing, nor did I have any recipes or the internet, so I mostly just baked from the box. My mom had a few cookbooks and lots of magazines, but I was a kid and didn't have the patience to sit down and flip through them all, I had forts to build and video games to play, and besides, making a recipe from a box was a pretty big novelty at that time. My specialties included but were not limited to brownies, vanilla cake, and blueberry and carrot muffins. I thought it was amazing. Not a lot of room for error with the packaged ingredients, so everything that I made practically turned out delicious. I think it really worked as a self-confidence boost.

January 11, 2018

Za'atar Roasted Carrot, Cauliflower and Chickpea Bowl with a Lemon Yogurt Dressing

HI! How was your Christmas and New Years? Have you made any resolutions? Did anything exciting happen over the holidays? Are you going somewhere hot in the next few weeks?

Before we dive in deep and I share the ins and outs of this recipe, let me share some tidbits from the last four weeks. On Dec 16, we flew back to Ontario to visit family. We spent the first half of our trip at my parent's house in Wasaga Beach. It snowed a lot, which was pretty and wonderful and perfect for Christmas. Sebastian got to play with his cousins, which kept him busy, and I made a lot of Christmas cookies. We spent Christmas morning at my parent's house, and although Brent and I had a lot of fun picking out Sebastian's gifts this year, he is still slightly confused about Santa and was completely overwhelmed by all of the gifts. He assumed that if it was wrapped than it was fair game, and spent the rest of the day trying to unwrap everyone's gifts. It was adorable.