Canada: My Story

I began this blog one late afternoon. What was most compelling about that afternoon was not my engagement in a book or another, but rather, my keen and fixed interest on my television set as I sat there watching Julie and Julia. I had just received my acceptance letter to the Applied-Linguistics masters’ program I…

Holiday Cookies

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…

Middle Eastern Butter Cookies with Dates and Pistachio

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…

No-Bake, Non-fat, Super Addictive Cheesecake

THIS CHEESECAKE RECIPE WAS HEAVENLY. I am so extremely excited that I have found a super delicious non-fat cheesecake recipe. I LOVE that this recipe was super easy to make, and was gone (entire plate empty) within a few hours. A FEW HOURS. Insanely good. Time to make: 10 minutes, then 30-40 minutes to chill…

Dark and Moist Chocolate Cake Bliss

Audrey Hepburn once said — ‘Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.’ Personally, I’d like to think that calories do not exist in chocolate cake. I mean, they really shouldn’t. Like Hepburn, chocolate cake does wonders for me, or at least enough to haul the massive ‘chocolate…