Recipe | Italian Barley Salad

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Hi Friends!

Ok. I need help! I had a lovely relaxing weekend. Played baseball all Saturday, was in bed by 10pm. Had a lovely sleep and was up by 8am on Sunday. Had a very relaxing Sunday, and was in bed by 10pm again. Woke up this morning with a terribly sore throat, bit of a fever, and all over feeling of sickness. 🙁 I am on vacation as of Saturday, and would HATE to start my vacation off being sick. Any cold/flu/sick remedies that’ll take this away ASAP are more than welcome! I have already pumped myself full of vitamins but feel as though I need more!

Alright, enough of that. Life must go on. So, here it is! My delicious recipe for today. A simple, easy, and light Italian Barley Salad. Continue reading

Friday | Faves

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{ It’s weeks like this that remind me how lucky I am to have this girl in my life <3 }

And there you have it, the week I thought would never end, has done just that. Phew! Quite exciting news coming your way soon. I cannot wait to see what the next couple of months/years will bring. But first, I must gush about the fact that I will be in France in T- 11 days. I cannot wait to sip all-the-wine, eat all-the-olives, catch up on some well-deserved R&R, and spend a long overdue moment or two with my SO’s father. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! 🙂 Continue reading

Recipe | Cheesy Polenta with BBQ’d Corn & Shrimp

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This one is a bit more work than my typical recipe, but I think it’s worth it. If you haven’t jumped on the Polenta bandwagon, this will be the perfect attempt at the jump. Fresh, bright, cheesy, spicy, and very filling – you don’t need too much of a good thing to make you feel sate. Crack open a beer, grab your sunnies and give this one a whirl. 🙂 Continue reading

Friday | Faves

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{ Photo cred: Christine Nelson @ceenels }

So another edition of Dîner en Blanc – Vancouver has come and gone. This year brought together almost 7,000 people for their 5th anniversary, right on the waterfront at Concord Pacific. A truly magical experience, made better by my wonderful table group! Thank you all who came out and shared in this momentous occasion. See you all next year! 🙂 Continue reading