That time I met Lynn Crawford + made all the things

2 years ago, on my 23rd birthday, my Nonna Linda gave me a very grown-up gift: my very own KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer. It was love at first sight: Tiffany blue, shiny and just begging to whip up cookies, cupcakes and other delicious desserts. For the past two years, I’ve…

Summer dreaming: Smitten Kitchen s’more layer cake

With the rollercoaster of temperatures we’ve had in Toronto the last few weeks, it’s been tough to embrace spring. Much as I wear brights and shoes without socks, it’s been feeling like spring is still way out of reach. That’s why I’ve made an executive decision to skip right to…

Perfect Homemade Popcorn [recipe]

I’m more than a little obsessed with popcorn. Obsessed to the end that, when things started getting serious with my boyfriend, my old roommate asked “Does he know about your popcorn…thing?”. The “thing” is that I would happily skip dinner in lieu of buttered movie (or microwave) popcorn with both…

By popular demand: Paleo Chocolate Pudding Recipe

I’m quickly learning that the secret to surviving paleo is to find substitutes for delicious things. One recipe I saw again and again was this pale0-friendly vegan chocolate avocado pudding. I was skeptical, but I braved the chilly temps and took a trip to the grocery store last night to…

Paleo: first impressions + some recipes

Today marks the start of my first full week of paleo! I’ve been eating in a paleo-ish manner since Jan 2., but have given myself a little bit of leeway during the transition phase…namely dinner at Libretto on Friday night. My switch over to a paleo diet is something I’ve…

Formally Festive: how to be the hostess with the mostest (+ …

This weekend, my friend Kelsey and I hosted our annual holiday bash, Formally Festive, for the sixth time. We’ve known each other since high school and attended Queen’s together, so we have a ton of mutual friends that we love to get together with over the holidays. While a lot…

Toronto, you look like you could use a drink: win …

Toronto, you look like you could use a drink. It’s been a pretty long day, and whether you’re celebrating or drowning your sorrows I’ve got a solution for you. Remember when I checked out the newly rebranded Firkin Pubs here in Toronto and got to eat all of that delicious…