Tarte Aux Pommes (Apple Tart)

  This week I finished reading a book. Sounds minimal, I know. But it’s been a long while since something’s caught my attention enough to finish it, and in record time too. Cea Person writes of her rollercoaster ride childhood living in and out of tents and tipis in Canada’s wilderness, in her memoir North…

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The Tiniest Wedding Cakes

  The smell of freshly brewed coffee is one of my favourite things in life. I know that’s putting a lot on something simple, but it’s the little things that matter most. The smell of coffee isn’t just a reminder of the feeling you get while sipping a fresh brew, it’s also a reminder of…

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African Blue Basil + Arugula Pesto

    The words pesto and pestle (as in mortar & pestle) are relatives. Pesto originates from the Genoa region of Italy and was traditionally made by crushing garlic, basil, olive oil, parmigiano reggiano, pine nuts, and sheep’s milk cheese. Pesta is to pound, in reference to the grinding of these ingredients in the old marble mortar and pestle. Pesta, Pestle, Pesto. Besides the…

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Post-Workout Protein Shake

  “Better Than Your Boyfriend’s Post-Workout Protein Shake” is what this should really be named. I’ve never really tried the powdered gunk everybody seems to swear by, the smell and sludge-like appearance just doesn’t do it for me. I’m the absolute worst at eating properly before and after the gym, which is why I’m putting…

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Zucchini Bread with Honey + Molasses

  Two days ago in British Columbia an astonishing 20 temperature records were broken at weather stations across the province. The temperature highs in the top three communities to break their records ranged from 40.7 C to 41.1 C. Byproducts of these kinds of temperatures include uncontrolled wildfires, smog buildup, and red tides, all three of which are…

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