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HOME + GARDEN

Yippee! We Bought a House

I was a busy bee this Spring. First, I founded a business partner. I will tell you all about it later. For now, I want to tell you about the other huge change in my life. We bought a house in the suburbs. After careful considerations and months of discussions, it became clear that we should head to the suburbs. It’s a big change for a city girl like me.

I love the interior of my current home but over the last year, it became clear that it didn’t fit our lifestyle anymore. We want to live in a place where our son could play with the kids next door, with great schools at a walking distance and where we feel good. So, we started to look for a family-friendly neighbourhood. Continue Reading

LIVING

The Magical Coloured Bricks Igloo by Daniel Gray

rainbow igloo by daniel gray

This is one of most awesome igloos that I ever saw. It took  months of preparation and 150 hours of construction to engineering student Daniel Gray, with girlfriend Kathleen Starrie, family and friends, to create his icy shelter masterpiece.

making of coloured brick igloo

If you plan to try such a project, know that you will need to collect hundreds of milk cartons to make the 500 coloured ice bricks that are necessary to build the structure. Daniel uses food colorants to get the bright colours. Continue Reading

FOOD + DRINK RECIPES + menus

A New Recipe Every Week

my cookbooks

my cookbooks

I don’t know if it is the same at your house. I am good at mixing the amount of meat, fish, seafood, poultry and pasta that we eat in a week. But I rely mainly on a set of recipes that I rotate over a few weeks. The rotation was longer before we had a child because we were eating out a few times a week. But now that I cook dinner every night, we can taste the redundancy.

By looking at my cookbook collection (I have more cookbooks stashed upstairs), I have plenty of sources of inspiration for easy to cook recipes. I use my cookbooks mainly for when I host a dinner party or during weekends. My excuse is that it is too late at 7 PM to try a new recipe.

My desire to expand our menu option comes from my little boy. Except for eating a Minigo for dessert, he craves for more variety at dinner time. So, I determined to break that bad habit. Starting tomorrow (tonight’s meal is already planned), I will try at least one new recipe every week. To make sure that I will fail, I already bookmarked 4 recipes that I never tried before.

Any tips for me? How do you vary what you cook for dinner every night?