{Our Lake Louise Getaway and Apricot Hazelnut Coconut Energy Bars}

This past weekend, the boy treated me to a nice little getaway from the city with a stay out at the Chateau Lake Louise. I woke up early Saturday morning to get in my 25km training run before heading out on the road to the mountains. Lake Louise was beautifully snowy… The Chateau was where … Continue reading

(Weekend recap: Date at Piqniq Bistro and Easy Appies in a pinch}

On Friday night after work, me and the boy met up at Craft Beer Market for a quick beverage to pass the time till our dinner reso. I ordered a glass of the Grapefruit┬áStiegel Radler – a light fruity beer made with real grapefruit juice. So refreshing, the perfect summer beer. The boy went with … Continue reading

{Date night at Laurier Lounge and a Strawberry Rhubarb Hazelnut Coffee Cake}

Thank goodness it’s the weekend! I had a tough and stressful Friday which included a parking ticket, getting to work late, having to work all morning in wet jeans after the ridiculous down pour we had. And to top it all off, having to wait in line for over an hour at the extremely disorganized … Continue reading

{Celebrating la jour de macaron at Yann Patisserie}

Happy Jour du Macaron or Macaron Day! An annual celebration created four years ago by the renowned french pastry chef Pierre Hermes and other members of the Association Relais Desserts to raise money and awareness for various charities. Today between 9:30 – 2pm, Yann Haute Patisserie were offering free macarons to celebrate jour du macaron … Continue reading

{Recipe: Vanilla Salted Hazelnut Fudge Brownies}

Tonight I was in a lazy baking mood and I had a chocolate craving that could not be tamed with a piece of chocolate. I did not want to put in much effort or time or go to the store to buy any extra ingredients. I just wanted a no-fuss, easy, yet deliciously satisfying dessert. … Continue reading