Within the past year or so, deep fried pickles have quickly become one of my favourite appetizers to order and enjoy when I’m out for dinner. I’m not entirely sure why it took me so damn long to acknowledge how incredible these bad boys are, but regardless of the timeline, I am happy that deep … More Here’s how to make homemade deep fried pickles
Lymes disease, for anyone who knows anything about it, isn’t a condition I would wish on anyone. In simple terms, it absolutely fucking sucks, speaking from experience. And, allow me to add that I believe I have a milder version of the disease than some, and it still positively kicked the living shit out of … More Making progress in treating Lymes disease
Britney Spears, in my mind, will go down as the one and only queen of pop. This woman exploded onto the scene at the mere age of 16 and had the entire world watching, thanks to her incredible dance, music and performance abilities. She made herself known with influence and grace and quickly dominated the … More Have you seen ‘Britney Vs. Spears’?
Life hacks are one of those things that I tend to gravitate towards in the context of reading whenever I see an article about them. I’ve collected a handful of life hacks over the years that have truly made a tremendous difference in the realm of whatever the hack is for, and I’m not exactly … More Read these life hacks to free up a lot of extra time for yourself
Mozzarella sticks are just one of those things that seemingly make life itself better. There’s nothing like biting into a freshly deep-fried, crispy, warm coating and watching the cheese stretch endlessly as you pull such a masterpiece away from your lips. Get your minds out of the gutter you sick people. Mozzarella sticks are pretty … More Here’s how to make homemade mozzarella sticks
I am positively delighted that Autumn-like temperatures have finally made an appearance here in Ontario. That being said, I’m fully aware that this ‘Fall’ we are currently in the midst of won’t last overly long; it will probably warm up again, cool off a bit, then BAM. Snow. I’m not certain that this will happen, … More Here’s how to make some wicked tomato soup this Autumn
Batteries, as most of us are aware, aren’t necessarily the best thing for our planet. They’re incredibly useful, and, often times, a must, but with the demand for these puppies comes scrutiny for properly disposing them, among other environmental concerns. As it turns out, though, there has been tremendous advancements in the context of developing … More Fuelling batteries with … sugar?
Fear is arguably something most of us don’t necessarily enjoy experiencing. Typically, we associate fear with negativity, because the feeling of fear isn’t exactly to be desired in a general sense. We stigmatize fear because it does, so often, present itself in dire, unsettling circumstances, so it makes sense that fear isn’t something we would … More Finding opportunity in fear
Classic rock is my preferred music genre of choice and has been for quite some time now. In my own humble opinion, classic rock embodies everything great music should encompass, hence why a lot of the classics from this era will prevail within music for, I hope, many generations to come. We cannot let this … More How well do you know your rock and roll?
In case you’re unfamiliar with the premise of this post, Gabby Petito was a 22-year-old American caucasian woman who went missing back in August while travelling with her fiancé. Her remains were recently found and further confirmed, and her death has been ruled a homicide with her fiancé being a prime suspect. When news first … More Here’s why the Gabby Petito case is bigger than it seems
We’re all relatively aware of the benefits of standing versus sitting in regards to our overall physical health and wellbeing. There have been plenty of studies conducted over the years that suggest jobs in which sitting occupies a vast majority of your day aren’t exactly the best for our bodies, hence why things like standing … More Dealing with a chronic disease? Standing could help
A few nights ago, my family and I were discussing post-secondary education, specifically university institutions, and how, really, they aren’t so great in terms of the educational curriculum they offer. This may be a bold statement, and I realize this stance varies significantly depending on the subject matter or specific area of study one may … More Acknowledging flaws in post-secondary education
The question of how much water we should consume in a given day seems to be one that has alluded many of us for quite some time. You hear one thing only to have another source contradict it, making it rather difficult to designate what the proper amount of water is to be thrown down … More How much water should you drink in a day?
Happiness is something all of us should have the opportunity to experience over the course of our lives. Without it, life would be rather bleak, and I’m not exactly sure what our planet would look like or how it would function in the absence of joy. It is disheartening to acknowledge that there are some … More Here’s how to be happier
Negativity is one of those things that has the ability to consequentially affect just about each and every one of us. You could live a relatively perfect life and still find places for negativity to form and flourish, regardless of your best attempts at optimism. I would imagine a lot of us are feeling more … More Feeling like a negative Nancy? Read this
Chronic illnesses are a real bitch. There isn’t much sense in sugar-coating the matter, because that would be a disservice to anyone who, like myself, lives with chronic illness(es); they’re frustrating, discouraging, and relentless, and they aren’t something I would wish on anyone. Chronic illness as a topic is a rather vast one, and by … More The reality of living with a chronic illness
Quite a few years ago, my sister, as a surprise for my birthday, purchased us both passes to attend a makeup convention in Toronto. That birthday still stands out in my mind today because it was such a unique and different experience from anything I would typically do for myself, and she and I had … More Have you heard of Cake Beauty?
Meditation, in the context of wellness and mindfulness, is something a lot of us are familiar with in terms of its advantages. It can help us to achieve inner peace, relax, and take a moment to pause and breathe in the midst of the craziness of life. While many of us are familiar with these … More Here’s how meditating can help you avoid making errors
I will be completely honest in admitting I am not someone who necessarily deals with stress well, depending on what it is that is causing me stress. I will say, however, that over the past few years, I have improved in terms of how I deal with stressors and the effects they have on my … More Tips for handling stress
I very much feel as though COVID-19, among other negative outcomes, has caused a lot of us to become lazy in the context of communication. The reason I say this occurrence is a byproduct of the coronavirus is because I’ve certainly noticed more issues pertaining to communication and a lack of it since this pandemic … More Have we forgotten how to communicate?
Apple pie is one of those dishes that just about everybody enjoys, no matter how picky of an eater you may be. It’s the king of pies, in a way, and for solid reasons; you simply cannot beat a beautiful, golden-brown, flaky and warm slice of hot apple pie, and I don’t care what your … More Here’s how to make the best apple pie this Autumn
Listening is something most of us likely do not consider to be a skill, but rather an innate characteristic of being a human being. I disagree, however, as I do, in fact, consider listening to be a skill, and I firmly believe it is a skill most of us could use some assistance with. I … More Listening: a how-to guide
As promised, the following information will be a continuation of yesterday’s blog post detailing different types of pasta and their best uses. In my previous post, referencing jessicagavin.com, I listed a variety of long pasta types, so for today’s post, we shall be looking at short pasta types. “Campanelle: Campanelle pasta is one of the … More How well do you know your pasta? (part two)
I’m not Italian, but I think I may have been in another life thanks to my utmost love and appreciation for pasta. I could, without a doubt, eat pasta every single day of my life without growing tired of it, and it has been my favourite food since I could talk, I’m pretty sure. Pasta … More How well do you know your pasta?
Watermelon and salad might not seem like the most common food combination, but trust me when I say you haven’t lived until you’ve tried it. I had watermelon salad for the first time when I was still in high school, and I still haven’t forgotten it, in case you needed reassurance that it really is … More Here’s how to make watermelon salad
Venting, if you’re unfamiliar with the term, typically involves a person unloading their stresses, anguish or frustration with a given situation via conversation with someone. It is something probably all of us have engaged with at some point or another, and a lot of us associate the concept of venting with positivity; getting things off … More Venting: good or bad?
I think it’s safe to say that the years 2020 and 2021 have brought with them a variety of new and unfamiliar terms. Some are easier to figure out than others, but one in particular that a lot of people struggle to understand, myself included up until recently, is gaslighting. When I first heard this … More Don’t know what gaslighting is? Read this
Death, in life, is inevitable. That sentence is a bit of a paradox, but the statement remains to be true; we are born and we die, some sooner than others and some later, and it is an element of life that cannot be avoided (unless you have superhuman powers or you’re a vampire some shit). … More Have you heard of this unique way to remember lost loved ones?
I am someone, I have learned over the past few years, who doesn’t necessarily do well when faced with a panic-inducing scenario. When I say I don’t do well, I’m making reference to my complete inability to be able to think clearly and/or logically in a moment of panic, and, really, this is not exactly … More Finding logic in panic
When we’re young, we don’t exactly worry about what we are consuming in terms of calories and fat. And for a good reason; kids should not be thinking about things that we spend most of our adult years contemplating considering they’re busy playing among other important kid things. Once we’re adults, however, our diet becomes … More PSA: your metabolism does not, in fact, slow down once you’re middle-aged