Bittersweet Vancouver

Well it’s been a slow week on posts and I’ll tell you why! My family and I spent the last five days in the city of Vancouver helping my sister move into an apartment just in time for the coming school year. It was wonderful to spend this time enjoying each other’s company before the…

A Teacup and a Reminder

Remember when I went to paint pottery the week before with my dear cousins? Well today I am the proud new owner of a freshly fired and glazed teacup and saucer! I just love the pale blue contrasted with that rich pink! If I could do it over again, I would use the same creamy…

The perfect summer cupcake

As promised, I present to you the lemon cupcake with raspberry cream cheese frosting! My friend and I had actually experimented a bit to get this lovely product simply by adding 1 teaspoon of lemon extract and then some lemon zest to an ordinary vanilla cupcake recipe. The result? Perfection! It wasn’t too sweet nor…

The Ultimate Cousin Bonding Time

The last couple of days have been chock full of summer goodness – everything from boating to chasing food trucks. It all started when my dear cousin decided to come up from sunny California to visit for a week. This of course called for an impromptu cousin reunion! We began the festivities with pies at…

Contentment with the unknown

I had an interview this morning! It was at a Christian school right here in the city and the position is for a part-time Spanish teacher. Let me begin by saying how lovely that interview session was! Unlike the previous August interview (gr. 4-12 French, gr. 7-8 Science) I felt calm and not nervous at…

Broken Shoes

It’s always easier to talk the talk than to walk the walk, isn’t it? But when it comes down to the wire, I find I often allow myself to hesitate, second guess or to step back. Sometimes out of timidity, other times out of fear. In a recent Bible study, the topic of faith versus…

Not just a glorified brownie

Well my friends, as you can see the chocolate almond torte turned out beautifully. At a second glance, it looks strikingly similar to a brownie but it’s not! Unlike cake, a torte does not have flour in it, instead it has ground nuts (in this case almonds) or other fillings such as bread crumbs. The…