I have two exams this weekend – one this Saturday and one on Easter Monday, soooo I’ll be hanging solo instead of spending time with my family. Needless to say, food will be my comfort. If I can’t have my Nanny’s Easter dinner, then I can at least brighten my day and make my own Easter treats!
Today was my last class of college. Ever. Kiiiiiiiind of excited.
I started this blog in 2010 during the last year of my undergrad degree. I had just moved to Ottawa and was trying to figure out what to do next. A Masters? A job? College? Everything seemed confusing, and I really didn’t know where I belonged, or what I should be doing.
I am so freaking excited. Today a bunch of bloggers and I are celebrating our sweet friend Stephanie from Girl Versus Dough!! She is having her first baby next month, so a group of us have gotten together to throw her a virtual surprise baby shower. ’cause, you know? Babies are awesome.
Since Steph is a lover of all things doughy and buttery and sugary, I figured these sticky buns would be PERFECT for the party, and I hope she agrees!
This past weekend finally showed signs of Spring. And it was AWESOME!
So naturally I wanted salad for every meal. And still do.
I’m really into colour right now. After going through the winter from hell, I’m craving bright vegetables and fruits, and am trying to incorporate fun recipes that burst with the colour I covet.
Apparently I’m all about quick recipes this week, but I know you feel me.
Mushroom fried rice can be made in under 30 minutes, and this mousse is even quicker (if you cut out soaking the cashews, of course)! Just throw the ingredients in your food processor and press GO, chill it while you make your dinner, and eat up.
This week I needed cookies. And not just one….like, a dozen.
And I’m not saying cookies solve everything, but for me, it’s the process of making them that is so special. I love scooping out the dough and waiting for the cookies to cool – it’s therapeutic and fun in and amongst the craziness that is life.
I had every intention of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day yesterday because I love green and I love Ireland and I love beer…but you know? It was a Tuesday and that’s a school night! So tea with my bestie seemed like the best idea.
I did celebrate on Saturday though – three times. I went to a rowdy square dance party where the average age was about 75, a birthday party, and a fabulous Stag and Doe to celebrate the upcoming wedding of one of my girlfriends.
Welcome. I’m Katrina, a biology geek + self taught cook from Ottawa, Canada. I'm a marathon running vegetarian with a mean sweet tooth - let's be friends!