RECIPE | Late Harvest Roasted Tomatoes & Pea Shoots with Burrata.

Believe it or not, up until a month ago, our friend with an organic apple farm was still harvesting his cherry/grape/heirloom tomatoes. I decided to take them, roast them up, just to pull all of that sweet goodness out of them, toss them with some pea shoots, and have a burrata party! And with the newly opened Bosa’s on Victoria Drive…. open 7 days a week (!)… you can too!

This meal and/or appetizer, paired with a red Sangiovese, or a white Vermentino just screams “come over for dinner, and eat my delicious food”, or “throw on some sweatpants, Netflix n’ chill”. Take your pick, but both sound fantastic to me.

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Guest Post | Everybody [is] Kung F(l)u Fighting.

dear ones,

as I sit here typing away in a cozy sweater, sipping on my homemade pumpkin spiced latte, watching the rain pouring down and the leaves blowing off the trees, I realize there is no mistaking it: fall is officially here! along with the changing leaves and pumpkin spiced everything, you’ve probably also noticed an increase in the sneezing and coughing around the office and a decrease in your colleagues’ attendance.  that’s right folks, it’s also officially #fluseason.  before you go running for the one litre bottle of hand sanitizer and a flu shot, I’m offering up some tips to help you keep your immune system up and/or fight off the plague if it strikes you down this year. and psssst: these tips can actually be used all year round! Continue reading

FRIDAY | FAVES

{ My little niece is growing up… first @bcferries ride! }

This week has been quite the doozy. My day job kicked my a**, and my body is still recovering from that horrific cold of weeks’ passed. Today, I finally woke up feeling like I could take a deep breath without coughing up a lung, so that’s a plus! So, given that this week was so (!) busy, I’m giving myself a HUGE pat on the back, because I made it. AND I made it to a long weekend. I simply cannot wait to have my pre-turkey work out tonight, and then spend the weekend preparing for Thanksgiving dinners, spending time with family, and just letting go of everything and anything stressful to ensure I enjoy myself. 

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LIFESTYLE | My Fall Must-Dos.

For someone who was calling it Fall back in August, it sure has taken me a while to post my Fall must do list. In fact, I’ve already completed a few of the items on this list, but I think that the point, no? What’s on your list this season? Do we have the same idea of how a perfect autumn will play out? Continue reading