This is the first thing that I baked in my new oven and BOY was it was a show-stopper.

Strawberry Balsamic Pie

I hesitated writing “strawberry balsamic pie” as the title because really, this is just a regular strawberry pie without any frills. Think of the balsamic as lemon juice. All it does in this recipe is compliment the flavour of the strawberries, so if you’re feeling scared, don’t be! Strawberries and balsamic belong together!

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I really, really, do not know where to begin BUT we should probably start with a friendly hello!

Wrapped Breakfast Quesadillas

I meant to post while I was away on vacation but my computer broke on my second week in, and with another 3 weeks to go there was really nothing much to do other than a shoulder shrug. I had sightseeing to do!

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My summer favourite right here. Fresh strawberry ice cream!!

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

If this had to be the only dessert that I could eat for the entire summer, I’d still devour it every dang day. Good thing it takes a little time to make!…and I’m on vacation without an ice cream maker (follow along on Instagram!), so realistically, there is no ice cream being made until I’m back home in September.

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When I talk about my best friends to the new people I meet, they genuinely can’t believe that I still hang out with the same girls that I did in high school. We don’t live in the same city, but we’ve always made an effort over the years to see each other. These women have taught me so much about life, about myself, about love…and now that I’m moving away (like, a 6-hour plane ride away) for good, I’ve been reflecting on these friendships more than ever.

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Back in June, right as I was packing up my stuff to move from my cozy Montreal apartment where my friends lived within driving distance, Joy the Baker wrote a beautiful post about her friends and it brought me to tears. It was the timing clearly, but since reading that (and spending up to 10 hours a day on the road) I have really been reflecting on my gal pals and what I have learned from them over the years, and I wanted to share all of the goodness with you!..and them, obviously 😛

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I awoke to the sound of a buzzing mosquito in my ear this morning. Actually, it’s still buzzing…a sound I haven’t heard in a LONG time.

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Living in Montreal is so different than life where I grew up. My childhood home is quiet and peaceful on the river and there isn’t much to do other than run around outside. I am currently visiting my Grandparents and this morning is my last morning here before Paul and I begin our 4-week road trip through the States to British Columbia.

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This simple recipe for classic deviled eggs is the perfect party snack! With a hit of hot sauce and a little dijon mustard, this is one of my all-time favourite recipes!

Deviled Eggs

Originally posted in April 2010, I figured this post needed a photo upgrade. And really, over the years I’ve changed this simple Deviled Egg recipe and needed to share! Now I like to add some hot sauce, minced shallot, and a sprinkle of green onion to the mix – it is fabulous!

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Easy, creamy, and delicious recipe for banana date popsicles made with Greek yogurt and sweet coconut cream

Coco Banana Date Pops

Only 2 more nights left in this apartment. The fridge and stove are gone, the freezer is being unplugged tonight, and ALL of our dishes are packed. We’re ready. Antsy, actually.

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A truly easy and delightful pasta salad that is perfect for any summer get together! This salad features bocconcini, fresh arugula, basil, sweet grape tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, orzo pasta, and a delightful lemony-balsamic dressing.

Arugula, Basil and Tomato Orzo Pasta Salad

The fridge and stove are gone. Sold. I came home after a fantastic weekend away with my best lady friend to find Paul sitting at the kitchen table working. When I looked around the empty-ish apartment and asked about his breakfast that morning he smirked and replied “dried cheerios”. He was serious.

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This Rhubarb Ripple Frozen Yogurt is the perfect treat for rhubarb season! The Greek frozen yogurt comes together extremely quickly and the rhubarb ripple adds a delightful colour and flavour!

Rhubarb Ripple Frozen Yogurt

I have finally used up all of the leftover frozen rhubarb in my freezer and guess what time it is? It’s time for the fresh stuff friends!!

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June-Produce-Guide

Happy June everyone! The weather right now is unreal and the produce selection is, in my opinion, perfect already. We’ve got choices like asparagus, avocado, beets, blueberries, cherries, green beans, greens, herbs, mangos, peas, rhubarb, strawberries and soooo much more.

Like every month, below I’ve highlighted the in-season produce for June plus links to five recipes for each fruit or vegetable. Enjoy!

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