20-minute Caprese Pasta [recipe]

One thing’s become clear in the last week: Toronto can’t decide if she’s clinging to summer or jumping headfirst into fall. I leave my house bundled in layers each morning and find myself “glowing” in a rather unladylike fashion on the walk back to my car at night, my wardrobe…

DIY peony & dahlia tissue paper poms

For the last few months, the tissue paper poms I made for my Kate Spade-themed birthday party have been hanging off the treadmill in my basement. This means two things: 1) I obviously haven’t been on the treadmill in awhile and 2) all the cuteness has been wasted. In my…

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…

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…

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…

Welcome to the Firkin Revolution

In case you were wondering, I had an awesome Thursday night last week. The lovely ladies from Rock-it Promotions asked me to pop into The Quail near Rosedale station to experience what they were calling The Firkin Revolution. Little did the lovely Rock-it ladies know, but I have a rather…