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January 20, 2017

Vietnamese Coffee

Last year, for my 30th birthday, we went to a resort in Vietnam. It was a simple time. Wake up to the sun rising over the ocean. Do some yoga. Watch the crabs on the beach and then swim in said ocean. Shower and head over for breakfast.




At breakfast, Alex would eat all the savoury Vietnamese food his heart desired and I would load up on fruit. But there was one thing we both had every morning: Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk. That and mimosas…

January 10, 2017

Roasted Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Did you know you could eat roasted buckwheat kernels without cooking them? I didn’t. I bought a bag at Bulk Barn and when I opened it, the smell was so delicious that I just had to try one. Surprisingly, it was soft enough to crunch into!

That’s when I knew I had to use them in a dessert recipe.

November 23, 2016

A Night In The Life: A Gilmore Girls Reunion Cocktail

The following is entirely made up and is not affiliate in any way with the official Gilmore Girls television show…

Scene: Rory and Lorelai are preparing to have a mother/daughter night in.

Lorelai: Oh, let’s make cocktails!
Rory: Do we know how to make cocktails?
Lorelai: People are always makin’ ‘em on TV. How hard can it be?

Lorelai rummages in kitchen cupboard and emerges with some bottles of liquor.

November 14, 2016

Brioche Pie Crust And A PB&J Sandwich Pie

I’ve just solved all your pie crust problems.

Gone are the days of crumbly crust nightmares, falling apart before you can get them in the pan. This pie crust has two ingredients and takes 20 minutes including baking. 

Seriously.

October 25, 2016

Fried Mortadella Sandwich

I can’t remember when I started making my own lunches for school, but I do remember that I would get into a lunch rut where I would pack the same thing every day. A sandwich, a yogurt, an apple (peeled and sliced by my mom – I had to draw the line of independence somewhere), some crackers, and a juice box.

At one point, it was bologna on white bread with mustard. Every day.