April 19, 2018

Pea and Asparagus Risotto with Lemon and Parmesan

You guys, I am just starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. These past few months, actually, for most of this pregnancy, I have suffered from the worst depression coupled with horrible pregnancy-related insomnia, and I'm not sure if the latter caused the former, but things got really intense. I've spent most of the year lying on the couch, completely exhausted, not wanting to move or cook or do anything. The lack of sunshine in Seattle doesn't help. I usually suffer from pretty bad SADS, and I think the pregnancy has made it so much worse.

April 10, 2018

Biscuits with Bourbon-Blueberry Quick Jam from the 'The Minimalist Kitchen' Cookbook

Hi! I'm popping in today to share a recipe from Melissa's new cookbook The Minimalist Kitchen. Most of you probably know Melissa through her blog The Faux Martha. Melissa was one of the first food bloggers I ever followed because I was drawn to her simplistic approach to cooking and her warm personality. Since the early days of blogging, Melissa and her family have now moved to Minneapolis, built a gorgeous house (referred to as the fauxhouse), where she documents her minimalist lifestyle. I am constantly inspired by her minimalist approach to decorating, organizing, and cooking. I'm always learning new tips and tricks from her, and I will admit that she was the one who inspired me to tear apart my kitchen and organize with containers and tubs and a label maker.

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.