Chai Snicker-doodle Cookies

Christmas is tomorrow and I kind of wish it wasn’t! It’s my favourite time of year, and I don’t want it to be over! The last couple days have been pure christmas bliss. Getting up early to go sit in warm coffee shops to eat scones and drink tea with my parents, long afternoons spent…

Lemon & Bourbon Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

It’s pouring rain here on the west coast, and I’m curled up on the couch, wrapped myself into a blanket burrito with a cup of tea and a little plate of lemon and bourbon vanilla shortbread cookies. This is my favourite time of year! It’s so cozy and festive. I love the holiday music and…

Taco Rice

When my parents and I were in Japan this autumn, we spent a long weekend in Okinawa, the tropical “Hawaii of Japan.” (For reference, it’s actually closer to Taiwan than it is to the rest of Japan.) This beautiful, chill island is famous for Orion beer, black cane sugar, and hot springs. We spent one…

Spiced Pear & Blueberry Gallettes

Always use what’s freshest; your final product is only as good as your ingredients. Lucky for us, we have a pear tree in our backyard! This pear and blueberry gallette is so simple, especially if you buy the puff pastry, like I did. Shhh, it’s not as bad as you think. Since puff pastry consists…

Mike’s Birthday & Oreo Cheesecake

Meet one of my best pals, Mike He’s a beauty. It was his 21st birthday recently and came to visit us on the island to celebrate. He also made me promise to make him a cheesecake, so that I did. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to live with girls, especially during times…