Baked goods for breakfast are OK, right, because they have eggs in them? :)

This recipe is from the Barefoot Contessa “Foolproof” cookbook and can be found here.


Easy Provençal Lamb

I made this for dinner – it being close to Easter and all. :)

It turned out quite good, the veggies were very flavourful and the honey added a caramelization to both the lamb and the veggies. Tasty!



I almost didn’t get an AFTER shot since we had already started digging in! Forgive the messy plate. :)


The recipe is from the Barefoot Contessa “How Easy is That” cookbook and can be found here.

Bon appetit peeps!

Today, I redeemed 50,000 points for $100 off my purchases. It was a great day!

  • Value of products: $153.53
  • Paid out of pocket: $24.75
  • Savings of:  84% of $128.78

I picked up some Knorr Sidekicks which were on sale for $0.99 each (it’s what I like to eat when Chris is away). I also stocked up on some staples that I needed but always like to get free like shampoo, hair color and concealer. I also picked up a few Easter items, you know, while I was there. Ok, Ok, the chocolate bunnies called out to me…I’m weak that way. :)

Very satisfying shopping day!

I love Shoppers Drug Mart.


Thursday morning, I drove to the train station as usual. I parked the car and made my way to the train platform. It was like any other morning: The sun had come up a little while ago and it was promising to be a warm day, one of the first warm days of spring. I was surrounded by fellow commuters, similarly dressed in suits and other office attire, huddling on the platform, waiting for the train.

Then, something unusual happened.

The door that separated the platform from the stairwell leading to the underground tunnel opened and out came a group of teenagers. They stood in a group on the platform and were talking excitedly amongst each other. Loudly. The boys were dressed in ill-fitting suits; the girls in blouses and skirts. You could tell that all of them felt awkward in their clothes but were excited to be going somewhere that required them to dress up like grown ups but with no grown ups in sight.

Everyone else on the platform were sneaking glances in their direction. Their usually peaceful morning was being disrupted! Initially, I found myself doing the same thing – what is usually a quiet, polite silence on the train platform was being disturbed by a flock of young people who clearly lacked any consideration for their fellow travelers. Then I stopped and thought – When did THAT happen?? I remember being one of those teens, without a care in the world, living in the moment, not noticing how loud we were being. And I wondered…at what point does one change from being young and carefree to being prickly and so easily bothered? I’m not quite sure.

As I continued to listen to the excited voices, I smiled to myself.


I made this today and we had some for dessert after lunch with coffee. Delicious. The whole house smelled like apples and cinnamon while it was baking. :)

The Barefoot Contessa recipe is here.


Potato Basil Frittata

I needed to use the eggs I had in the fridge and looked for a recipe that would need a lot of them and found this. I made this for lunch today and it was delicious! The potatoes and basil were awesome and the Gruyère cheese gave it some zing. With a simple side salad lightly drizzled with lemon infused olive oil and some pepper, it was a perfect light lunch.


Hamster Love

I don’t know what it is about this commercial. I can’t believe I’m going to say this out loud but I find the hamsters at the end of this commercial sexy.

There. I said it.

There’s just something in their swagger as they start their strut up the red carpet. Maybe it’s the way their Ray Bans sit jauntily on their noses… (snouts?) Or the suave way he brushed his hair. Or the confident way he gives his fans one last look over his shoulder as he enters the building.

Either way. Hotties.



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