Things to Know Before You Visit Iceland

On a whim, I bought tickets to Iceland, and it was one of the most adventurous and amazing things I have done in my life. It turned out to be unlike any other vacation I have taken and will certainly hold some of my most cherished memories.

Now, if you are thinking about visiting Iceland, I have two words for you: do it! Continue reading “Things to Know Before You Visit Iceland”

Grilled Pineapple Cake Bowl with Raspberry Coulis & Whipped Cream

The grass is green, the birds are chirping, the trees are budding… spring is finally here! But mother nature loves to play tricks on us Canadians and we can never be too sure if she is sending us another month of frigid weather.

This has caused a strange phenomenon to happen. On the first warm weekend of spring, people flock outside to partake in summer activities as if their lives depended on it – like Ned Stark himself is whispering in their ear “winter is coming”.

Any-who, in my very own desperate rush to appreciate the weather, the family came over for a barbecue dinner party and I was in a mood to impress. And this is what I came up with!

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Why I Love Living in the Suburbs – Spring Edition

I’ve been living in the suburbs my entire life, in a small(ish) town just outside of Montreal. In Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, to be exact, and as you can see by its thrilling wiki page, it’s not the most exciting place in the world.

But I love it. When I tell people that I moved out of my parents house only to get my very own place just a few kilometers away, I get a funny look.

And then comes the question… Why didn’t you move downtown?!

My answer always seems to leave fellow millennials slack jawed and wide eyed, their brains trying to imagine someone my age not craving the convenience, the nightlife, the hustle and bustle of city living.

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