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Thumbprint cookies with golden plum and lavender jam
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Thumbprint Cookies with Niagara Golden Plum & Lavender Jam

I never knew how easy it was to make thumbprint cookies till this past weekend. A couple weeks ago, I went with my friends, Isabelle and Rosa, to Kitten and the Bear. While I’d been several times, KATB is a place I would always happily return to! It’s the cutest, little artisanal jam and preserve shop. With only 2 tables in the whole place, you can enjoy their jam and tea service with a friend or two in an intimate atmosphere. It’s also owned by a husband and wife duo who are super passionate about what they do, and that’s…

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Summer recipes in the making
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6 Summer Recipes You Need To Try from Female Foodies

Labour Day has come and gone, but I’m refusing to let go of summer just yet! We still technically have another two weeks before fall begins. So what better way to let the season live on than in the kitchen with some summer recipes? As you know, I’ve been doing a home food series with a unique recipe each week on the blog. As part of my food series, I want to draw attention to other talented female creatives. As if trying to curate the perfect Instagram feed isn’t hard enough, try creating recipes, cooking the dishes, styling and photographing…

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Challah French Toast with Grilled Nectarines and Plums

Today’s the Friday before Labour Day weekend and therefore the perfect time to post this new recipe to the blog! This week’s recipe is for a super indulgent breakfast dish that the whole family can enjoy. My Challah French toast with grilled nectarines and plums is a real treat. And since it’s a long weekend, you’ll technically have one more day to burn off all the calories from eating it, haha! Or just treat yourself without guilt – trust me, you’ll loaf this one! The inspiration for this recipe actually came from leftovers in my fridge! If you follow me…

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Pork Carnitas with Mexican Street Corn and Homemade Crema

This past weekend, we celebrated my husband’s birthday with a bunch of friends at his family’s cottage in Parry Sound, Ontario. We usually go once or twice every summer, and we started making it a tradition to prepare some pretty killer meals while there, rather than just throw hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill! A couple years ago, I made a barbecue pulled pork in the oven. I remember waking up (hungover) on Sunday morning at 7 a.m. to make sure I got the pork in the oven, so it could bake low and slow for hours and hours….

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Delicious coconut blueberry popsicles
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Coconut Blueberry Popsicles

You would not believe how incredibly easy it is to make your own popsicles at home. In fact, the most difficult part about making popsicles at home is having enough patience to allow them to freeze for long enough! That was certainly the most difficulty I had in making these coconut blueberry popsicles. Ever since my husband and I served ice cream sandwiches and popsicles as a late night snack at our wedding, I’ve been obsessed with popsicles. I feel like I’m cheating on my first love (ice cream). After being inspired by the Happy Pops popsicles at our wedding…

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Cocottes are the perfect individual serving dishes
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Brussels Sprout and Pancetta Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food – can we all agree?! So, you might be wondering why I’ve decided to post a comfort food recipe in the middle of the summer. Well, if you live in Toronto, then you’ll know how rainy this summer has been. I can’t think of a single week that we’ve had consistently good weather. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I actually need more comfort on rainy summer days than during the winter, when we all expect to have bad weather! So, I reserve a bowl of mac and cheese…

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Coconut chia seed blueberry smoothie bowl
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Coconut and Chia Seed Smoothie Bowl

I must admit, I was a little intimidated by smoothie bowls at first. I had no idea what the heck they were when I started seeing them pop up all over the place. I used to think they were just a ‘trend’, and that you could only get them from healthy restaurants, like Kupfert & Kim or Impact Kitchen. In terms of making them at home, I thought that was only for health nuts and nutritionists because I didn’t think the average person would have a stash of chia seeds and all the superfoods necessary to execute one of these…

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Entertaining Guide: How to Host a Chic Picnic at Home like a Pro (Without Being One)

It’s all in the detail! Whether it’s a wedding, birthday party, or even if you’re just having friends over for a night in, the details are almost always what matter most when it comes to throwing an unforgettable party! Whenever I go to a party and the host has made an extra effort to impress through little details, I always find the experience to be so much more special. In my recent blog post, I showed you our romantic chic picnic in the park with Boursin. Today, I’ve teamed up with Boursin Canada again to elevate the chic picnic experience!…

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Easy Shakshuka Recipe

Tomato, tom-ah-to, potato, pot-ah-to, shakshuka, shakshouka (gesundheit!). It’s a dish spelled a few different ways and that sounds a bit like someone sneezing! Its origins are still subject to (sometimes, heated) debate, with some sources saying it dates back to the Ottoman Empire and some saying it originated in North Africa before being brought to Israel by North African Jews. It’s a very popular dish in Israel, Palestine, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. Either way, I think it’s safe to call it a Middle Eastern slash North African dish, and it’s absolutely delicious! Traditionally served for breakfast, I can…

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Romantic Chic Picnic in the Park with Boursin

It’s official – I’m a “Mrs.”!!! What a whirlwind the last week has been! Alex and I tied the knot last Saturday, July 8th and we couldn’t be any happier! It was such a beautiful day and everything was perfect. I took a break from the blog for two weeks, but now I’m happy to be back! And I’m excited to say that this marks my very first blog post as a married woman! I can’t wait to share photos from our wedding with you guys soon, including all the big and little details! But first, I wanted to share…

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