• food & drink,  relationships

    CHEESE PLATE

    I would like to start off this post by saying I did not intend on twinning with one of my favourite bloggers, Emily Schumann, but I totally am! Go over to her blog to see her beautiful cheese plate. Is there such a thing as cheese plate envy? Well I think I have it. I won’t let the green monster stop me from hitting publish though, as I did plan this post. One of my favourite ways to spend time catching up with a girlfriend is on my porch over good wine and a cheese plate. I had a friend over last Thursday and made this plate. It was super…

  • food & drink

    GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN

    My friend Christine and I had a girl’s outing last week and it was all about fun fun fun. When I say fun, what I mean is I had a S’mores tart. It doesn’t get more fun than that. Don’t I just live on the wild side 😉 The fun did not stop there. Our foodie journey actually started at Thyme & Again. If you find yourself in Ottawa, you must visit this place. I loved eating here because I actually thought this café had gone out of buisness! Four years ago they were just a block away from my then abode. It was simply two little rooms on the…

  • faith,  food & drink

    Starbucks and Scruples

    Source I struggle with scruples. So much so that I often complain to my spiritual director that it would be easier for me to be a hermit and just go live in a cave. It’s one of my great weaknesses and something I constantly fight, but this past week was ridiculous. Looking back I can laugh at how ridiculous I was being, but in the moment, I really was heartbroken and convinced I was guilty of mortal sin… because of my Starbucks habit.  Yup, you heard that right. You can laugh. Here’s the story: I found out this week that Starbucks will often match donations that their employees make. Which…