Comfort food time! All day, every day.

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

I’m home and am consuming so many of my favorites from the biggest salad you’ve ever seen to this mac and cheese. A varied diet is important. And so is a cheesy-filled diet.

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I’d like to say that I’m back, and I am I guess, but not you know? Back, back. Does that even make sense?

Coconut Milk Breakfast Quinoa

Oh well, what I mean to say is that I am back across the ocean! I’m on North American soil and will be travelling around for three weeks visiting friends and family for the holidays. Today I’m in New York state, tomorrow I’ll be in Ontario and then back home to Quebec.

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I knew this day would come. It had to. Yet, here I am sitting amongst my packed up Sicilian kitchen trying to decide whether I’m happy or sad to be leaving. It will be good to go home. But I will sincerely miss this place.

whole wheat challah bread

I can’t point my finger to my favorite thing about it here. I don’t have a favorite food or favorite place, but I do have a favorite “feeling” that I get. And it happens every morning when Paul and I get breakfast.

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It’s my birthday, the holidays are coming, and well, I’m coming back to Canada in three days and feel excited! Naturally, a giveaway is in order, because giving away stuff on your own birthday is fun.

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ONE // Formula X Nailpolish in Lipstick Red
TWO // Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, Black
THREE // Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabar
FOUR // Joy the Baker’s Homemade Decadence Cookbook
FIVE // Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract

I couldn’t possibly be more thrilled to share this stuff with you. We’ve got my favorite energy bar (or you can make your own), the nail polish I’ve been using all year ’round, my new favorite cookbook by Joy the Baker, a Fitbit, and my fav vanilla extract!!

I love everything in this bundle and I love you, so why not pair everything together?!

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This giveaway ends on December 14, 2014 at 11:59pm.

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christmas

It’s back, friends! We’re baking and getting messy in the kitchen with all kinds of butter, flour and cocoa powder. I’m dizzy with love for the holidays and this year I’ve got an extensive list with all my favorite cookies, candy and squares!

Happy baking!

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It’s December guys. I have exactly 9 days left in Sicily and I am soooooo ready for the holidays (but maybe not the cold).

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Sicily seems to be ready for the holidays too. It’s strange for a Canadian to see a bunch of Christmas trees being sold in a place without snow (or actual “cold” weather), but it’s nice that everyone is getting into the spirit.

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I went ahead and got a haircut yesterday. I’ve needed one since before I left Canada, but with preparing for a move to Sicily, preparing the apartment for a sub-letter, and putting stuff away after the wedding, I never got around to it.

Deconstructed Falafel Salad

So in I went to what looked like a hair place, only to be told that it was for men only. The guy that told me this pointed across the street (to what I thought was a nail salon) and said I could get a cut there.

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I’ve been travelling outside of Sicily quite a bit over the past two weeks – one solo trip to Rome and one trip to Naples with Paul.

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This post is about my short trip to Rome. I went for two nights and stayed with my new friend Gabriella, a lovely airbnb host, who showed me what to do in the city.

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Annnnnnnnd we’re off! To Naples, that is. We are currently on a 9 hour train ride from Palermo and hope to be in the big city by 4pm this evening. There will be pizza for lunch and dinner every day…not kidding.

Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oatmeal

We’re taking the train instead of flying because it’s half the price and well, we’re cheap. Worth it? I’ll tell you later. But we ARE on some sort of train that goes on a ferry boat eventually, so that should be interesting.

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Thanks for putting up with my last post on parking. Random, I know, but something that is up in my face all the time!! I’d like to share the toilet situation here in Palermo with you as well…but toilets and food don’t mix. Ever. Let’s grab a beer and talk about that.

lasagna zucchini boats

Anyway, another fascinating topic here in Sicily is the produce. Right now, the zucchini is the star vegetable. You can buy a huge bag of it at any corner in the city for 2 €, and then the seller might even give you a few extra because…why not?

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