{Out and about town}

Friday date night at Model Milk (voted #2 by Enroute Magazine as one of the Best New Restaurants in Canada)…Well deserved too, a night of fantastic food and friendly service. We started off with our favourite dish..the classic shrimp and grits (I hope they NEVER take this off the menu..) We shared two unpictured dishes: … Continue reading

{Recipe: Scandinavian-Style Vanilla Bean Rum Pancakes w/ Salted Butter Caramel Apple Sauce}

If I had to pick my favourite meal of the day, it would be brunch. On the weekends, I find myself thinking about what I’m going to have in the morning the night before…Is that weird? I’ve been having craving pancakes lately and stumbled upon a recipe from one of my readers for an oven baked … Continue reading

{Snippets of my new-ish home}

{Memorable instagram moments strung up on the kitchen chalkboard feature wall – I ordered 24 pics for $12 from here} {A grey Ikea bookshelf filled with reading material organized by colour} {The top of the bar cart filled mostly with housewarming gifts from our friends and family} {The bottom of the bar cart with a … Continue reading

{Highlights of My Summer and Rose Raspberry Lychee Lemonade Bars}

My favourite beer and the latest issue of Bon Appetit in the sunshine is my idea of the perfect lazy Sunday. I made my first BBQ sauce from scratch. This bourbon brown sugar glaze on ribs was a huge hit with the fam. Latest obsession: smashed avocado with lime and chili flakes on flatbread toasted on the … Continue reading

{Carnival Eats, Mango Avocado Dill Salsa, Dark Chocolate Macadamia Cranberry Cookies and a Stampede Detox in the Mountains}

The smell of mini donuts, the wailing sound of the siren from the midway and the bounty of cowboy hats in the city can only mean one thing..the annual Calgary Stampede is upon us once again. This year being particularly special because it’s the centennial of this famed 10 day event. On Friday after work, me … Continue reading