Happy long weekend!
Today is my last day of work before leaving for Sicily, so Paul and I decided we should enjoy the great outdoors before our big trip and go canoe camping in Algonquin Park (one of our favorite things to do).
I have just over two weeks until I move to Sicily, and I can’t possibly express how totally and completely unprepared I am.
The whole thing has always seemed super unreal and far away, so I’ve just been going about my business…and now it’s the end of August and I have a lot of packing to do.
August is such a bittersweet month. We know we only have one month left of summer, but we also have some amazing weather left to enjoy. I’m hanging onto summer like a kid playing tug of war…I don’t want to let go!
And yet it flies by. July was all about wedding planning for me. I ate and breathed emails to strangers regarding the set up, I tried to organize absolutely everything I could when I got home from work on weeknights, and I got together with my bridesmaids as much as possible trying to make sure everything was set.
Guys, I’m getting married this weekend.
So I guess it’s time to reveal who P- is, isn’t it? P-/the boy/my man…his name is Paul. Might as well throw it out into the world now!
If you bake as much as I do, vanilla extract runs out quick. Liiiiiiike, really quick.
Thankfully making your own vanilla couldn’t be easier and it is way cheaper than buying the store bought variety. All you need are vanilla beans, some booze like vodka or bourbon, and bottles or jars. Really just about any container that closes will do!
Welcome. I’m Katrina, a biology geek + self taught cook living in Montreal, Canada. I'm a marathon running vegetarian with a mean sweet tooth - let's be friends!