Larabars: My First Attempt

I’ve been wanting to try making Larabars ever since I learned what they were on Eye It Try It because I was so curious about how they would taste. So I finally decided to make them today and headed over to the supermarket to purchase my ingredients. Apparently, Larabars are made from Medjool dates, but these…

Productivity is Happiness

Today was a productive day for me. To some of you, it may not seem like I did a whole lot. It might even seem rather banal, but I quite enjoyed today so I am going to share it with you (because I like sharing good things). I dragged myself out of bed this morning…

Rocky Mountain Food Festival

A couple of nights ago, my family and I drove an hour to Banff for dinner. Normally, we wouldn’t go to such efforts simply to dine out, but this was special. You see, for ten days in November, Banff holds its annual Bon Appétit Festival where over a dozen restaurants (many of them five-star) offer three…

Celebs in Class

Today was my fifth and final practicum for my TESL course! The lesson was centred around reading and writing and thanks to one of my former profs in France, I had the idea of having students describe famous faces. I wish I had a bank of all the wonderful activities that I’ve ever been taught…

The Classic Banana Bread

The best thing to do when you’ve got three mushy bananas is to make a nice loaf out of it! So that’s what I did today. When I bake, I always like to put on music, and I finally gave in to the Christmas cheer by tuning in to the ’round the clock Christmas song station.…

Fred Astaire is Sometimes a Jerk

Every now and then, I like to flip through the TCM channel and record anything that intrigues me. I’ve got quite the collection already – everything from Lauren Bacall to Marlon Brando to James Stewart. I’m often chastised for never deleting the films I’ve recorded because there’s only limited space on our PVR, so I…

Sentimental Pieces

I’m a rather sentimental person. I have kept boxes of cards, letters and notes from birthdays, Christmases and graduations for years and years. And whenever I receive postcards or letters from friends halfway around the world, I aways pin them on my bulletin board or display them where I can always see them. When I’m…