{ The newest addition to our family, my niece, Francesca (Frankie!) }

The nervousness I have about the world these days is palpable. So much so, that I don’t find things so shocking anymore, and am becoming very desensitized to anything that is fueled by hate. This week has been a tough one, what with the happenings in Charlottesville, and also in Barcelona. What better time than ever, to be sure you fill your lives with love, and try to not get yourselves down by the words and opinions of some radical individuals whom are out to destroy all of the good in the world.

I will continue to share positive and inspiring content here, in hopes to allow you a break from all of the darkness found in many other online avenues. Be sure to enjoy your weekend, share a laugh or two with loved ones, and if you have a chance, play with a puppy. I know I will be! 🙂 Continue reading

LIFESTYLE | My Fall Fashion Wishlist

I feel as though I haven’t written a lifestyle post in a very long time. So, I think it’s time to share with you my wardrobe picks for my favourite season of the year. And guess what… they’re ALL under $50CAD!!!

You know, I still feel sheepish when sharing that fall is my favourite season. I almost think that people are judging me. “How could you not like summer?” “Do you not like the sun?” “What’s wrong with you?” But, I’m okay with that. Fall has the best of both worlds. Big woolly sweaters paired with denim shorts and mules. How comfy does that sound? And we all know I’m the biggest fan of snuggling up by the fire with a good book, and a big fat glass of red wine. *I just got the chills writing that out* Bring on fall! Continue reading

RECIPE | Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Are you ready for a pasta dish that’s the life of the party? Good. Me too.

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca, literally meaning, “spaghetti in the style of a prostitute”, is just the dish that’ll do it for you. This delectable meal perfectly matches spicy and salty. And I go crazy for it. So, here you go, the All in Moderation version of this classic Neapolitan dish.

NOTE: We didn’t have any olives, so for those of you that know this dish, don’t worry, I know we missed them, but to be honest, they weren’t needed – and Mark hates warm olives.  Continue reading

RECIPE | Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings

Welcome to another week! Happy Monday! And guess what…. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. If you want crispy chicken wings without all of the breading and deep-frying, you’ll want to give the mayo trick a try. I marinaded these wings in the same thing I used as the sauce. Eliminate the anchovy if you must, but truly it takes them over the top. Let’s relish the last couple weeks of grilling, and pop these on the meal plan for this week! Continue reading


{ Seawheeze circa 2015 }

What does a food blogger do when her bf is away on a stag weekend? Make frozen pierogies with tons of pancetta, polish off most of a bottle of red wine, and watch Tastemade until midnight. That’s only one night – let’s see what tonight brings, shall we? 🙂

Can’t wait to volunteer again for the lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon this weekend. And absolutely looking forward to seeing Cold War Kids at the Sunset Festival. It’s been a while since I’ve seen them live! If you’re heading there, let me know! Be safe, and have fun! Happy Friday, kids!  Continue reading