Style Domination Restaurant Review: Metropolitain Brasserie Restaurant

Well, it’s been a hectic week, but in a good way. Work is trucking along well, our landscaper has started in our backyard on my rockgarden (so thrilled!) and Ryan and I have booked our trip out west to visit his family. Life is good.

I hadn’t seen my two girlfriends for cocktails and dinner in a while, and Lucie thought it was about time to hit up a patio and enjoy a few laughs together. Continue reading Style Domination Restaurant Review: Metropolitain Brasserie Restaurant

Butter Pecan Praline Cake

Hi all!

After severely stalking one of my favourite blogs, Brooklyn Homemaker, I was extremely motivated to tie on my apron and get baking.  I reached for one of my favourite recipes, butter pecan praline cake. This is a great recipe for a quick and easy cake with a lot of wow factor, especially if you need a fancy-looking cake in a pinch. Continue reading Butter Pecan Praline Cake

Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

Acorn carrots

On these cold, wintry days, I make soup. We are currently in the dead of winter and I’m desperate for spring and will do anything to stay warm. Part of my “warming/thawing” strategy is making a favourite soup of mine – roasted acorn squash soup. Continue reading Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

Drinking Smarter – Say No to Hangovers

The USA Drinking Team, ca. 1960sLately, I have cut down on my drinking.  While I’m happy with my decision, I would like to indulge in a nice glass of something now and then.  My absolute favourites are big, flavourful red wines – Shiraz/Syrah, Amarone, Château-neuf-du-pape…the stronger, the better. I also love “old-timey” cocktails like gin and tonics and the tasty Old Fashioned. Continue reading Drinking Smarter – Say No to Hangovers