21 Oct 2014


Lately I have been...
scoring these late season sunflowers (my favourite) at the farmer's market. 

Enjoying fires with Camembert, while finishing a very creepy book 

Being impressed at my own lattice work topping to this pear, apple and gruyere pie. 

Drinking beer. 

Liking how some things don't turn out the way you want, but you still enjoy them. Like blurry photos. 

Making all the soups! (seriously, I make at least one pot a week, what is going on with me?)

Running the never ending hamster wheel of school work, placement, not enough sleep, school work, etc

18 Oct 2014

internet stuff for reading enjoyment

Welcome to another edition of Hungover Saturdays where my ability to deal with alcohol is garbage and the points don't matter! Friendly reminder that today is the Nathalie-Roze Uber Swab from 11-2 at Queen and Carlaw. I'll be lurking around there getting my thrift on, damn the hangover. I'll also be doing a lot of boring school stuff this weekend like paper writing and re-certifying my Neonatal Resuscitation Program. Hooray midwifery school! I hope you are all lying in bed drinking coffee and/or wine while eating cookies and watching movies instead. I've got some internet stuff for you like Halloween cocktails, museum adventures and nerd boys. Also this song which has accompanied me on many road trips and other adventures and is great.

get your Halloween cocktail game on point 

sickeningly twee anatomy of a breakfast in bed that I would absolutely love someone to bring me 

how to enjoy going to a museum

yes cards against humanity plus doctor who 

Halloween candy astrology

still holds up: a few maxims for the instruction of the over-educated

people never fail to come up with ridiculous ideas 

squeee! both cute and feminist 

Have a great weekend! 

PS the photo at the top is from a show called Peep Show and it is hysterical and weird and British. The end.

16 Oct 2014

sips // the french gimlet

Hello friends! It's Thursday, that means it's almost the end of the week and almost certainly time for a drink. The last couple drinks I shared were both warm and bourbon soaked, to honour the lovely season that is fall. This week I'm switching gears. A little gin and lime juice are never a bad choice, if you ask me. Plus I've got a fancy new ingredient that I've been experimenting with. After reading about it and hemming and hawing about whether or not I wanted to spend the money, I finally caved and bought a bottle of St Germain. It is delicious. Excellent choice, on my part. 

I've seen lots of recipes that call for St Germain, but to really get a taste of what it can do for a drink I made a French Gimlet. It's a Vodka Gimlet's fabulous french cousin. It's sweet and refreshing and ever so slightly twee. A perfect combination for a cocktail. Cheers! 

The French Gimlet
makes one drink
2 oz dry gin
1 oz lime juice
1 oz St Germain

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add gin, lime juice and St Germain. Shake to combine. Strain and serve in a stemmed cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wheel. Enjoy!

PS Drinks with similar ingredients Vodka Gimlets & Gin and Tonics

15 Oct 2014

Toronto // Autumn Uber Swap Event

Attention east end fashionable people (or non-east end fashion fashionable people who are willing to travel to Leslieville): there is a totally rad event happening on Saturday. Nathalie-Roze's autumn Uber Swap! I have attended several uberswaps in the past and have walked away from each with a bag full of excellent clothes that I wear all the time. Such as this sweater and a wonderful sports bra that I'm doing the internet a favour by not photographing. 

The premise is simple: bring (at least) 10 items of good condition, autumn appropriate clothing. In exchange you receive a bag to fill with other peoples autumn-appropriate-in-good-condition stuff at the event. Everybody wins. It's an affordable way to spruce up your fall wardrobe and help you clear out clothes that you don't want or wear anymore. Stacey and Clinton would approve. See what a typical Uber Swap event is like here

All the details for the event can be found here. Doors open for item-drop off at 9:30am. The event begins at 11am. 

(pssst I heard a rumour that Nathalie-Roze is giving away an extra bag or two if you follow her on Twitter and Instagram, so that's a thing you should totally do. Also, she is just a delightful human so you should go to the event and have a nice chat with her.)

See you there!