LIFESTYLE | My Autumn Edit.

Ok, I feel as though it may be safe to say that Fall is upon us. The temperature is below 20 degrees Celsius, and I’m wearing loafers today. My sandals didn’t quite make the cut, and my fingers are frozen. I know it may not be September 22nd, but I’m calling it, and I’m not one bit saddened about that. Today, I’m sharing with you some of my Fall picks for keeping my life feeling a bit more warm and cozy. Hibernation time is here so be sure to surround yourself with some of these awesome items. Continue reading

RECIPE | Caprese Salad.

So, yes, today is my birthday. But for those that don’t know me very well, I’m not a huge fan of celebrating my birthday. My preference would be to cozy up in some pj’s, watch some stupid show on Netflix, and drink a big fat bottle of red wine. I’ve never actually get my way in that respect though, and in the end do love to get together with some great family and friends, so that’s what I’ll do tonight. But, I get the bottle of wine every other night for the rest of the week, OK? 😉

I posted a vinaigrette recipe yesterday, and figured it would be appropriate to post the second salad that I used the vinaigrette for, a classic Caprese Salad. Did you know this salad is actually called such because of it’s colours: red, white and green? The colours of the Italian flag! Continue reading

RECIPE | Basil Pesto Vinaigrette.

Guys, srsly, after the week I had last week, I had the most refreshing weekend known to man. It rained on Saturday, and there’s almost nothing better than rain on a Saturday. You never feel guilty about staying in and cleaning/cooking on a rainy day. So, that’s what I did. I cooked like a mad woman (very well, I may add, recipes to come), and cleaned the apartment from top to bottom. Given that it was so successful, in between errands on Sunday, we did the same thing. It was a much needed weekend of “adulting”, and I’m feeling rejuvenated for a busy week ahead because of it. Without further adieu, here is snippet of my weekend’s recipes, this Basil Pesto Vinaigrette. YUM. Continue reading

FRIDAY | FAVES

{ The beautiful CSA I picked up yesterday }

How on Earth did a short week feel like the longest one? Anyone else feel this way? Or is it just my neurotic self? Quite possibly the latter… 🙂

It’s be crazy hectic at work, I’ve had a few mini breakdowns, I threw my neck out, and to top it all off, it’s raining today – which is actually my favourite thing about this week. Mostly because it warrants a relaxing weekend of doing nothing but recipe testing, working out, beauty appointments, and just all-round “chilling”. It’ll be nice to have some downtime before I take on one of my dreaded weeks coming up next week…. my birthday…. says my neurotic Virgo self.

Have a happy Friday, and a wonderful weekend! Continue reading

RECIPE | The Perfect Martini

I don’t know about you, but I’m been a pretty big fan of having one cocktail on a Monday night. Something that sings you into the week, tastes delicious, and likely puts you to sleep easily. That cocktail, for me, is my Perfect Martini.

Now, I’ve taken a few bartending courses, and actually been a bartender myself at one point in my life, and found that my Perfect Martini is a little different than the books. So without further adieu, I give you your next cocktail of choice… complete with Castelvetrano Olives, because they’re so on fleek right about now… Continue reading