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.



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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Tonight we’re in Ottawa for one last party with friends and then we leave tomorrow.

It seems that this Spring was jam packed, and looking back, it really was. My best friend got married and I spent much of my time planning parties for that, but also I went to Texas with friends, went to an outdoor rock concert in Pennsylvania, bought a house, MOVED. Exciting stuff!



Because of the whole moving business and travelling around to plan the move, I haven’t been super active in the kitchen, and will be less so as the summer progresses BUT! I made quite a few delicious things!! My Seedy Sourdough Bread was my favourite creation. I became obsessed with making my own sourdough starter in the winter and came up with a ton of fun recipes using the stuff! Mostly this bread, but also pizza, and muffins, and pancakes!

Seedy Sourdough Bread

I tried a few recipes from some other food bloggers this month as well (and loved them!):
(1) Vegan Gluten Free Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies, Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes, and Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Basil Pesto by Minimalist Baker
(2) Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup by Seasons and Suppers
(3) Thai Zucchini Noodle and Quinoa Salad by Foodie Crush (pictured below)
(4) Lemon Cheesecake by Taste and Tell
(5) Powerhouse Squash Soup by Wholehearted Eats
(6) 20 Minute Rhubarb Jam by Take a Megabite
(7) Spring Celebration Salad by Green Kitchen Stories

Photo taken by Heidi


Probably This. I am crushing so hard on this blog right now from both the amazing food styling to the delicious looking recipes! The creations you’ll find here are made by two guys, Beau and Matt, and I am loving going back through their archives!! Like, right now I could die and be ok if I had this blueberry cheesecake ice cream!

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Photo taken by Beau and Matt

Love this idea for cute little outdoor dates!

Paul and I are going to get a puppy when we arrive in British Columbia! So, we’re both reading this book.

You can follow my travels on Instagram, if you’re interested!

Oh yeah, where should I eat in Denver, Big Sur, Sonoma, Portland????

That’s all for now friends. Enjoy your SUMMER!


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10 Responses to Spring Things

  1. Pam R says:

    Wow! What an exciting move and looks like an amazing trip that you have planned. Can’t wait to follow along 🙂 Also, so much love for Diperie! Their ice cream is delicious. I hope you have a chance to try Kem CoBa before you leave!

    • katrina says:

      Pam, I am so sad, but I NEVER made it to Kem CoBa!!! Isn’t it a shame?! I’ve heard only good things!

  2. Your trip through the US to BC looks awesome! From the map it looks like you’re hitting up a lot of great cities on your way. Have fun, be safe! 😀

  3. Callie says:

    I’ve never commented before, but have been following your blog for a long time, and just wanted to say I’m excited to see what you cook up when you move to BC! I’m in the Okanagan and love it here!!! My husband and I did a road trip down to LA for our honeymoon and I was so amazing. We didn’t take full advantage of what Portland has to offer in terms of food, but definitely visit Voodoo Doughnuts 🙂

    • katrina says:

      Voodoo Doughnuts is on my list!! And thank you so much for popping in to say hello. I’ve heard only good things about the Okanagan and hope to visit for my first time when we arrive in August!

  4. Enjoy your summer and your trip!!! I hope you guys have a blast before settling in at your new home! 🙂

  5. Great round-up and thanks for including my carrot soup 🙂 Have a wonderful trip out west. Seriously jealous of that road trip!

  6. cakespy says:

    Dang, you have been keeping busy! Wonderful roundup and catch-up <3

  7. Sounds like your one super busy woman. Looks like your living the life though. Loving looking through your blog. xx

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