When I’m in Montreal, my love for Starbucks oat fudge bars runs deep.

oat fudge bars

It’s a weird obsession. One where the baristas think I am ordering two bars because I like to share, and give me my bars in two separate bags. I smile politely, and then take my bars home to eat by myself.

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This week flew by.

sicilian sundays

I spent Canadian Thanksgiving hanging out with a few strangers at a Sicilian cooking class, spent the week in a dark room watching wasps walk on paper, and right now I’m in Lipari attempting to get this post to you with some sketchy wifi.

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This post is an expression of love to all of the Pasticceria’s in Sicily. All hail ricotta stuffed pastries!

sicilian sundays

It’s Canadian Thanksgiving Sunday, and like I mentioned in my last post, instead of hanging out with family or my husband I’ll be spending time with a bunch of strangers and taking a three day Sicilian cooking course.

WOO!

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It’s Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, and to celebrate this year I am taking a Sicilian cooking course with a few strangers.

pumpkin pie with candied pecans // warm vanilla sugar

This is definitely going to be the weirdest Thanksgiving ever. And there will be no tofurkey, no mashed potatoes, NO PIE!!!…not even a family member to hug.

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Paul celebrated his 27th birthday on the 1st, and for the first time in six years I didn’t bake him a cake.

sicilian sundays

I bought one. And holy heck, it was the best cake either of us have ever had. So…there’s that.

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It’s October and I’m wearing shorts and a tank top.

september

It’s cool. And being in Sicily is definitely magical, but I am missing the fall leaves, apple cider, pumpkin muffins, dressing in layers, and hiking with my guy in the hills.

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This is how we do banana bread.

banana bread // warm vanilla sugar

We already talked about how we do french toast. But this, this is how I make banana bread when I’m not blogging about it, when I need to use up bananas and don’t want to look at a recipe, and when I know I’m going to need a solid, satisfying snack.

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