Recipe Post! Let’s Have a Garden Party

What a lovely day for a garden party! As promised in this post, here are some pics of what I ended up doing with that lovely fresh cherry filling I made earlier in the week. *Confession: would you believe after all the work I put into buying those cherries in a famous open market the…

Recipe Post! Ultimate Milk Chocolate-Toffee Cookies

Ok, these cookies are seriously a weakness for me. I can’t make them more than once or twice a year for myself, or I will eat Every. Last. One. I lovelovelove the interplay between the milk chocolate and the toffee, with the added little “kick” of the instant espresso powder which bumps up the flavour…

Mawwage!

This is essentially a love letter, not just to my husband of nearly a year, but to the idea of marriage in its entirety. So, for those with weak constitutions or deep impatience for those who are happy, turn away and go look at photos of traffic jams or watch gifs of paint drying. The…

An amusing little vignette…

So, my hub and I have been hosting a good friend in our spare room for the last few weeks until she heads out on her Grand Summertime Adventure. No biggie. She left yesterday evening before I got home from work. Again, no probs. This morning, my husband grumpily asks me, “Where’s my toothbrush?” ……

Baby Shower Cake: Gluten Free Baking?

I have the great opportunity to make a baby shower cake for one of my work colleagues this week. I’m actually looking forward to it, as I haven’t baked anything… Not. A. Thing…in a few months now, and I’m starting to jones for the smell of OMG CAEK in my home again! The catch? The…

Algonquin Park, Here We Come!

Don’t get me wrong, I really like my new job, and all of the potential I can see for my career advancement. My boss likes me (I think…hard to tell with women…), and I like her, and my colleagues are super-golden awesomesauce and great fun to boot. But man, am I ever exhausted. I work…

Aaaah-CHEW!

Hello to all of my loyal readers! (blessings on you both…) I wanted to take a moment to apologize most sincerely for the lack of content on this blog in the last several weeks. I’ve been quite ill with an Epic bout of the Flu for some time now, and all I’ve been able to…