March things

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We’ve still got some snow on the ground but Spring is here and starting to show its face! At least at the market. I’m starting to see a whole collection of Spring vegetables that I haven’t seen in a while and it’s getting me SO excited for Spring produce!! At work (I work at the Botanical Gardens here in Montreal) we have a really beautiful butterfly exhibit that I like to frequent on early Monday mornings before the public has access. It is amazingly calming to walk amongst the floating butterflies with barely anyone around.

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This month I’ve been focusing all of my free time on planning parties for my bestie. So far, both the Bridal Shower and Stag and Doe are finished and all I left to do is plan the Bachelorette (the biggest party of all!) I’m looking forward to it, but man, organizing these things takes so much time!!! To decompress and unwind I’ve been busy in the kitchen πŸ™‚

I have two favourite recipes from this month. My Baileys Ice Cream for sure. It’s creamy with the perfect amount of Baileys flavour and is a recipe I worked on for months to perfect. Tied with the ice cream is this Rhubarb Cobbler, which is a recipe I make every year, over and over again (and is also my husband’s favourite dessert of all time)!

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I tried a few recipes from some other food bloggers this month as well (and loved them!):
(1) Chickpea and Sweet Potato Noodle Soup by My New Roots (pictured below)
(2) Spinach and Rocotta Stuffed Shells by Fork Knife Swoon
(3) Spiralized Greek Salad by Skinny Taste
(4) Dainish Dirty Eggs by 10th Kitchen

Chickpea soup
Photo taken by Sarah

OH!! And I currently have my first ever homemade sourdough starter on the go. I’m following instructions written by Stephanie at Girl Versus Dough and everything is going swimmingly so far. I plan on baking my first loaf of bread today!

OTHER MARCH THINGS

NEWLY DISCOVERED BLOGS:
1. Yes to Yoks. I’m smitten with this food blog. Here, Molly writes about her life and shares a variety of recipes from healthy to indulgent. I am currently loving the looks of these Lemon Cream Scones with Vanilla Berry Butter. THEY LOOK SO FLAKY!

2. Sift and Whisk. An absolutely gorgeous blog where Maria shares a ton of sweet vegan recipes with a side of sass. Her photos keep me coming back to see what she’s up to and well, recipes like this Vegan Coffee Caramel Swirl Ice Cream keep me a loyal fan!

scones
Photo taken by Molly

BOOKS:
1.Β The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Still reading this one, but should be done by today, actually. It’s a heartwrencher and a hell of a story. Based in Nazi-occupied France, this book is about the lives of two sisters: one is trying to maintain her family and the other is trying to do what she can to save as many lives as possible. I love it!
2. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica. I read this in days. It’s an easy read about a kidnapping, but honestly, it’s forgettable. Like, I finished it two weeks ago and can barely remember the specifics of it other than the bare bones. Good for a travel read, I expect though!

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OTHER MARCH THINGS:
I hope you’ve been enjoying my Cooking in Season series! Here’s what was in season for March, and a recipe guide to go along with it.

I’m going to start the Whole30 plan on April 2nd. I have my meals all planned out and am SO excited to begin! Have you tried it?

That’s all for now friends. Now, enjoy your April!

xx

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13 Responses to March Things

  1. Tori says:

    I always love these posts and look forward to your new blog finds! Thanks for sharing girly!

  2. Laura says:

    I love everything you post – keep up the good work!

  3. Anne Pik says:

    I read The Nightingale in under 2 days, could not put it down – it was excellent!. Now I will try your other recommendation. Loving your blog!

  4. im always looking for book recommendations, thank you!

  5. Lots of good things here!! That chickpea and noodle soup looks SO good!

  6. Aww, thanks so much! I’ve loved your blog for years. I so appreciate the shout out!

  7. whitney says:

    Thanks for sharing the links, I love finding new recipes and blogs.

  8. Angie says:

    It’s beautiful, love this post!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Pure Ella says:

    Sounds good…..
    I’m off to check out some of your recommendations πŸ™‚
    AND happy to hear that you’ve got spring up in Montreal πŸ™‚
    Hoping to go and visit one of these days!! xox

  10. I love these lists of yours! Literally clicking on every link.

  11. Lovely Springy month, with a twist of occasional frosty mornings then? Your recipes for the cobbler and ice cream sounds and looks fabulous!

    I have always wanted to try and make a sourdough starter myself, we used to have this sourdough friendship dough when I was little, which was called Herman, and you would at one stage divide it into five, give four to friends and keep on for yourself to make a sourdough cake! It had the instructions of what to do on day 1, 2 etc and it was really fun! πŸ˜€

    Have a lovely weekend Katrina, all that planning sounds like fun, and relaxing in the butterfly exhibit in the mornings sounds fantastic πŸ™‚ x

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