In the final instalment of our pumpkin collaboration, we will be making dessert! We chose to make this spiced pumpkin cake because it is easy to whip up and can feed up to 10 guests - once you taste this you'll want to save it for only guest (yourself) but the choice is yours! I … Continue reading Recipe Box: Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – a collaboration with Staub Canada and Elin.ca
Fall is a time where kids go back to school and adults return to work from vacation. Usually around now, I start getting wanderlust even though I just got back from a trip home to Calgary! The cool crisp air and the smell of autumn leaves makes me want to be outdoors at every chance … Continue reading A Weekend in Port Hope, Ontario – Fall Edition
* Scroll to the end of this recipe to find out who won our Staub Pumpkin Cocoette! Happy Hump Day, everyone! Hope your week is going amazing so far. This week is month-end in the accounting world so I've been pretty MIA on social media but I am alive! This week, we are making a … Continue reading Recipe Box: Cozy Up Pumpkin Chili – a collaboration with Staub Canada and Elin.ca
Now that I’m pregnant, I can no longer get away with skipping breakfast in the mornings. I mean, baby has to eat! If you work with me, you’ll know that mornings are just not my thing! I can burn the midnight oil at every month-end with no problem but juggling to make breakfast along with … Continue reading Recipe Box: Pumpkin Breakfast Muffins – a collaboration with Staub Canada and Elin.ca
This past weekend, my friends and I got together at our friend Devon’s house to carve pumpkins, barbecue and drink wine. One thing I love about Autumn is that we can still do activities outside such as pumpkin carvings. Some of my friends have serious talent! Take a look at these pumpkins! The highlight of … Continue reading Recipe Box: Halloween Punch Bowl featuring FRESH Wines
With Halloween just around the corner, I have really been feeling pumpkin-themed foods lately. Pumpkin cake, pumpkin lattes, mashed pumpkins – you had me at pumpkin! Additionally, with October 26 being National Pumpkin Day, what better way to commemorate our favourite harvest squash than with a recipe (and giveaway) in celebration of all things pumpkin? … Continue reading Recipe Box: Spiced Pumpkin Soup – a collaboration with Staub Canada and Elin.ca
This week is a celebration of sake! For those of you who haven't heard of sake, sake is a Japanese rice wine that can be consumed warm or cold. In Japan, sake is typically served in a special ceremony using a small earthenware or porcelain bottle and consumed from a small porcelain cup called a … Continue reading Happy International Sake Day!
Earlier this year, I did a wine tour to Niagara-on-the-Lake with the wine angels at iYellow Wine Club. One thing I love about being part of iYellow is that no matter how much you know about wine - from beginner to a sommelier - you know you're going to have a good time (and learn … Continue reading Exploring Wine Country with iYellow Wine Club #iYellowTour
This is not a "How To" post because I don't think there is ever a way to say goodbye to your pet - no matter how old they are. Today we had to say goodbye to our toy poodle, Mousse. Being the owner of a 20 year old dog, it was inevitable that this day … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Your Pet
One of my favourite patio drinks is the Peach Bellini. I absolutely love the sweet peachy flavours in my summer cocktail. This past weekend, I hosted a wine slushy party with some of my close friends and made these peach bellini-inspired wine slushes. It was so easy to make and required only few ingredients: wine, ice, peaches and peach syrup. You can also make the ice out of wine to amp up the booziness!