Author: Ashley

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

I feel as though we kind of got cheated on autumn this year. We went from the crappy, raininess of August to the unbearably hot days of September and October and now we’ve just survived the yuckiest month of the year (in my opinion), November. […]

Pick-Me-Up Green Smoothie

Pick-Me-Up Green Smoothie

During this time of the year I think we all could use a bit of a pick-me-up, right? I’m usually pretty tired when I get home from work, but the fact that it starts to get dark at around 4:30 is definitely not helping to […]

A Vegan Food Adventure in Hamilton + A Happy Discovery

A Vegan Food Adventure in Hamilton + A Happy Discovery

I have just returned home from a lovely weekend of visiting friends. Last week when I got my work schedule and saw that I didn’t have to work Friday – Monday I jumped at the opportunity of being able to get away for a few days. After starting my online biology course on Friday morning and doing a few things around the house, I got in my car and drove down to Guelph to visit with my friend Riley. We had a relaxing evening of campus touring, good food and Netflix, my ideal Friday night. The next morning we got off to a pretty late start then went for a yummy brunch at a cute little restaurant/ coffee shop in Downton Guelph called The Cornerstone. I ordered a tofu scramble with a side salad and crispy potatoes (a brunching must!). That was my first time trying tofu scramble and I’ve got say it was pretty good. After our brunch and a bit of wandering in downtown Guelph we said our goodbyes and I hopped in my car once again and continued on to Ancaster to visit with my longtime friends, Eryn and Ryann. (more…)

Socca with Grilled Roots and Golden Hummus

Socca with Grilled Roots and Golden Hummus

As November sets in I have found myself in need of a good pick me up. It seems as though we completely skipped nice fall weather and went straight into the crappyness of November. I mean, I can’t really complain too much about the weather because we […]

Ode to Summer + Chocolate for Breakfast

Ode to Summer + Chocolate for Breakfast

It seems as though fall is finally arriving. With the last few days reaching above twenty degrees (Celsius that is) it has been an unusually hot October. Now that it actually feels like autumn, I think it’s best to say a formal “goodbye” to summer.

Forever Nuts Loaf + A Challenge

Forever Nuts Loaf + A Challenge

The other day I was in a Davids Tea in downtown Kingston. They had a great deal where if you bought two tins of tea you would get the third one free. I’m a big tea fan so this deal was pretty great for me. I spent about thirty minutes sniffing all the different tea testers and reading the ingredients labels to decide which three teas I wanted the most. Enter Forever NutsIf you have ever tried this tea before you’ll know what I mean when I say that it is quite possibly the warmest and most delicious smelling tea I’ve ever come across. Since returning home from my weekend in Kingston I have been determined to take the delicious smell of Forever Nuts and convert it into a loaf of some form with that same delightful flavour. The main ingredients of the tea are almonds, apples, cinnamon and beets. Currently my first loaf is baking away in the oven, fingers crossed that it turns out! (more…)

Orange Raspberry Muffins

Orange Raspberry Muffins

This summer was a pretty weird one weather wise. Since it rained almost everyday my garden was thriving! It was luscious and green, but due to the lack of hot days nothing was ripening. So, when I left for school I gave my mom one […]

Massassauga Canoe Trip Summer 2017

Massassauga Canoe Trip Summer 2017

Every year when June rolled around and school began to wind down I would vow to have “the best summer” ever. Every year I told myself that I was going to do so many cool things and see my friends all the time over the […]

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

Let me begin by saying that this post is way overdue. Last March my family and I travelled to Puerto Vallarta for the March Break holiday and ever since we returned I have been meaning to share my photographs and suggestions of places to go. Unfortunately, I was just too busy to ever write that post (until now, ha!). I guess late is better than never!

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Golden Turmeric Latté

Golden Turmeric Latté

It’s no secret that this summer hasn’t been very “summery”. Sure, we got spoiled with some spectacular 30 degree dock days, but those were usually incompassed by about 7 straight days of rain. Needless to say the wearer has been less than ideal and I […]