A great time with great food is what a dough hook is to a stand mixer: necessary. This sums up the last couple of days for me. We had a great event come to Ottawa last Friday- RedBull's Crashed Ice - that seemed to be primarily hosted by Fairmont Chateau Laurier (only one of the most exquisite hotels … Continue reading Low-fat Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti
This morning was a beautiful morning. It's incredibly frightening to experience 8 degree weather on December 25th, but with that in mind, I could not pass up the crisp, yet warm breeze I received from a very transparent sun. I opened my bedroom door that faced my backyard, and I pulled up a chair with a coffee in … Continue reading Croquembouche Cone
I am in a very serious stage with my research paper with submission date closely creeping around the corner. But I am enjoying every bit of this process, and all its forms of self-doubt. It’s somehow liberating, really.:) Once I grabbed hold of a solid routine, I began using my breaks for things that I enjoyed doing (like … Continue reading Holiday Cookies
I really love this season. Not only do I get an incredible sense of comfort from chilly weather and warm feet, but it's cozy in my kitchen when the fire is on, and the house smells like sugar cookies. Baking for my fiancé is probably one of my favourite things to do in the world; and … Continue reading Middle Eastern Butter Cookies with Dates and Pistachio
I’ve been thinking of going back to writing lately (professionally). I used to be a freelance writer, and I published a couple of articles here and there, and wrote for the university’s newspaper while I was doing my undergrad. I remember the rush. The deadlines. The spontaneous creativity. The endless writer’s block, and the extreme … Continue reading Delicious Lemon Loaf (maybe as good as Starbucks)
I remember being in one of my undergrad courses, second or third year, carrying around with me The Happiness Project. I distinctively remember being early for one of my politics course as I did my minor in Political Science, holding on to every line of this bright blue and yellow book. I must have been … Continue reading English Tea Scones
My (future) sister-in-law gave me this recipe the other day and I just couldn't wait to try it. But I knew that would be a little difficult considering the fact that my oven is currently not working. So, a little problem, right? A thought outside of the box wouldn't hurt. I have decided to put … Continue reading A ‘Dates Cake’ recipe that is like no other!