A visit to the Strasbourg Christmas Markets

We joke from time to time that my heritage can’t be Canadian, I’m always cold and today is no exception. The wind is howling and knocking over the patio chairs we haven’t brought in yet, the doors upstairs are clacking in their frames and I’m doing loads of laundry after a busy weekend and bundled…

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Shape Shifting

When I originally left Canada back in 2012, I left my bathroom scale behind. When life had hit the wall the year before I dropped 30 pounds almost overnight, my friends were worried, but unfortunately, I could do nothing about it not even eating McFlurries from time to time. Sometimes that’s how life goes. Some…

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  • Rhonda BurdenDecember 10, 2017 - 07:14

    Congratulations, Christina! I had no idea you were expecting a baby and you look fabulous! Keep up the good work, slow and steady. Can’t wait to hear more!ReplyCancel

    • Christina (ADMIN)December 11, 2017 - 13:11

      Thanks Rhonda! Yes we’re expecting a spring baby and we’re pretty excited about the entire adventure. Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to come back to Canada as a family a little while after so he gets his first taste of his Canadian roots 🙂ReplyCancel

French Baby Registry

I shared online recently about a funny conversation between my husband and I. We were watching an anglophone series (a great way for him to learn conversational expressions etc) and the characters were talking about throwing a baby shower for the expectant mother. It went on long enough when he finally interjected,  “What do they…

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Holiday Wreath Making DIY

This year, more than ever, I have felt in the Christmas spirit and I couldn’t help but indulge myself. I always think it’s nice to have a project that doesn’t require having to run to the store to pick up supplies (unless you need floral wire) and so if you have a few minutes to…

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  • SueNovember 30, 2017 - 17:52

    Turned out beautiful!

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    • Christina (Admin)November 30, 2017 - 18:05

      Thank you! I’ve got lots more branches, I thought I’d make something original and different with what’s left so I can put something in one of the inside windowsReplyCancel

Coconut Crème Brûlée

For years I pined after a blow torch. I was convinced it was the tool holding me back from making homemade delicious crème brûlée. Nevermind the fact that there’s a workaround for this (found at the end of the recipe) but I longed for the blow torch all the same. I remember my excitement finding…

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  • GrantDecember 2, 2017 - 04:54

    Looks delicious – i like my creme brulee warmish. I dont like when it is served cold. ReplyCancel

    • Christina (ADMIN)December 2, 2017 - 09:46

      Yeah, I like it a little warm too, however, people are pretty divided on the topic.ReplyCancel

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