Mushrooms aren’t something I would consider to be one of my preferred foods. I have to be in the mood to eat mushrooms, and when I am in said mood, the way in which the mushrooms are prepared makes a difference. I’ll eat mushrooms if they’re in a pasta dish or on top of pizza, … More Feeling down? Mushrooms could help
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
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
Brownies are one of those things that appeal to just about everyone. I have yet to meet someone who dislikes brownies, and, honestly, I think if I ever do, I’ll be a little concerned for their sanity. You simply cannot go wrong with brownies. They’re lightly crunchy and toasted on the exterior, yet warm and … More Here’s how to make some of the best brownies you’ve ever tasted
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?
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
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
I love dessert. Arguably more than I should, but I have a massive sweet tooth, and one must simply fulfill the demand of what the palate wants. That’s a little dramatic, I’ll admit, but you get my point. I’m not fussy when it comes to dessert, and, really, I think the only dessert I’m not … More Here’s how to make the best fruit crisp this summer
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
When it comes to waffles, I am inclined to say the Belgians do it best. You simply cannot compare a frozen Eggo waffle to a rich, fluffy, decadent Belgian one, and I believe the hype pertaining to Belgian waffles is, without a doubt, warranted. I also conveniently happen to have Belgian ancestry, so I can … More Here’s how to make homemade Belgian waffles
Mug cakes, for anyone unfamiliar with them, are essentially exactly what the name suggests; a cake in a mug. They’re delicious, simple to make, and often require ingredients you likely already have in your cupboards. I first heard about these divine little creations a few years ago. It took me a while to get around … More Here’s how to make a mug cake
Charcoal is something that most of us are likely familiar with to some extent, although it may not be something most of us associate with consumption. The idea of ingesting charcoal may seem like a rather strange one, but trust me when I say that activated charcoal can be a miracle worker for people dealing … More Should you be using activated charcoal?
A few night ago, my sister and I met up with our cousins for dinner in Hamilton, Ontario. We often meet in Hamilton because it’s sort of the halfway point between us and them, and also because Hamilton has a far better selection of restaurants than Brantford does. My cousin picked out a place called … More Have you been to Electric Diner?
Not too while ago my mom brought home an almond pie from a Dutch shop in Hamilton. If you’re wondering what the hell almond pie is, you’re not alone. I had never heard of or seen this type of dessert prior to my mom bringing it home, but hot tamale is the shit good. The … More Here’s why you need to try almond pie and how to make it
Rosemary is not, by any means, my preferred herb. I don’t know what it is about this stuff, but I am not a fan of the taste or smell. I wish I liked it, because a lot of us swear by the combination of roasted potatoes and rosemary, but I would rather eat a plain-ass … More Check out these unique uses for rosemary
Cinnamon buns are one of those things people either adore or despise. There really doesn’t seem to be any middle ground, not to mention the controversial divide between frosted and glazed cinnamon buns. Personally, frosted is the way to go, but that’s just my two cents. In the cinnamon bun realm, one in particular reigns … More Here’s how to make Cinnabon cinnamon buns at home
Chocolate lava cake may not necessarily be the first dessert that comes to mind in the summertime, but trust me when I say this dessert is one that can be served year-round, regardless of the temperature. It’s a true dessert classic with it’s soft, warm exterior and gooey chocolate interior, and I have yet to … More Here’s how to make classic chocolate lava cake
I’m not what you would call a big drinker when it comes to alcohol. I never have been, and likely never will, solely because I was raised by two parents who don’t drink terribly often, and an older sister who doesn’t drink period. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a few drinks from time … More Have you tried Storyteller Beverage Company’s Bees Knees?
Yesterday’s post seemed to go over quite well with you, my lovely readers, and because of this, and also because I said I would continue the topic for today’s post, I’ve got plenty more small lifestyle changes that produce big wins to share with all of you, courtesy of lifehack.org. Check out the rest. 21. … More … and here are even more attainable life changes to become healthier
Living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is arguably something we all strive to achieve to some extent. We try our best to eat healthy, drink enough water, get plenty of sleep and engage in physical activity, but sometimes, life gets crazy, and we get off track. For a lot of us, I would argue, it … More Here are some small changes that can make all the difference with your health
Acne and me go way back. I regret to attest to just how long acne and I have been familiar with each other, but to put it simply, I’m 26 and I still deal with pimples every. single. day. I’d love to share a guaranteed anti-acne regiment with all of you, however that would make … More Check out these at-home acne remedies that are probably already in your cupboards
Hiccups are something likely just about all of us have experienced at one point or another in life. If you share the same feelings towards hiccups that I do, we can agree that they are some of the most irritating things to deal with, and they often overstay their welcome. Normally, I get hiccups when … More Do you suffer from hiccups? Read this
Apple cider vinegar is, in a way, a sort of nutritional powerhouse. The benefits and advantages of consuming this stuff are significant, and while the tase of apple cider vinegar may not be the most enticing thing, I’d say the pros outweigh the cons in this specific equation. For anyone unaware of just how many … More Here’s why you should be drinking apple cider vinegar
Ahhhh, hangovers. As miserable as they are, they’re often an indication of a fun-filled evening that occurred prior to us waking up with a pounding head, which, in a way, is kind of a positive. What isn’t so positive is how awful they can make us feel, and further, how long they can linger and … More Could a vegetable be the cure for hangovers?
Ice cream cake is one of those things that can basically instantly improve anyone’s mood in any given situation, within reason. I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like ice cream cake, and for good reason; it really is an all around phenomenal creation, and it sure as hell hits the spot on a … More Here’s how to make some awesome homemade ice cream cake
I am willing to bet that a majority of Ontarians are rejoicing with the news of Doug Ford’s recent announcement pertaining to the gradual reopening of businesses here in the province. It’s been a long time coming, and it is safe to say the patience of the public in Ontario has been wearing thin as … More Please be kind as Ontario begins to reopen
If you’re curious as to where the inspiration for this post originated from, let’s just say as I’m writing this I’m dealing with a rather troublesome headache. I’m fortunate in the sense I don’t get headaches often, but when I do, I’m reminded of how much they seriously suck. I was googling how to go … More Dealing with headaches? Check out these at-home remedies
As promised, here are more rather nifty and ingenious gardening hacks, brought to you by an article via The Good News Network. “5. Get rid of pests with orange peels: You love your plants, but so do the bugs in your house. What to do? Simply place orange peels around your greens, says @ghibligreenhouse. “6. Make … More Here are some more efficient gardening hacks