I have to say it: Nuremberg, Germany, is one of the happiest places on earth during Oktoberfest – and I’ve been to Disney World. In the fall, Jason and I boarded our Condor flight, first stop: Frankfurt (with just enough time to grab a bretzel and milchkaffee before hopping a train to see my family … More Flashback Friday: Nuremberg, Germany
You’re trying to balance your busy work schedule, soccer games, eating healthy and regular social commitments with your best friends (most important) – and you start to wonder, where does everyone else get the time? I think I cracked the code and it’s easy: their slow cooker. A gift from my parents at Christmas, at … More Apple pie porridge and slow cooker confessions.
I think I have to admit it: Gaspereau Valley, I’ve got a crush on you. I don’t know whether it’s the winding roads, how the highways resemble any street described in a country song or the rows of apple orchards and grape vines, but I always find myself at my happiest when visiting the valley. … More The best medicine: Valley sunshine
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love when your meal is prefaced by a reminder that because the restaurant wants to stay true to its promise of local goodies, some menu items are no longer available- having been replaced by a dish that is in season. While I was sad to see fiddlehead season … More Living and eating local: the Stubborn Goat Gastropub
Anyone who knows me knows I can get behind something that promotes good cheer, especially when it comes with a side of delicious wine, food and scenery. Add the promise of local restaurateurs and wine makers – and you can bet I’ll be there. I recently discovered the Good Cheer Trail – an initiative by … More Nova Scotia invites you to travel the Good Cheer Trail
“My dad is the best.” It’s a line you hear constantly on father’s day but I’m going to make my case as to why it’s true, why my dad is the best… and it’s not only because of his great dance moves. Whether it was a time of crisis – like the time mom had … More Father’s Day and Aunt Clara’s tea biscuits
Most people can remember their first love – that boy in first grade, their favourite book series, a classic movie – but for me, my first love has been almost as consistent as my familial love: pizza. It started with the classic personal pan pizza during Friday lunches in elementary school, the bell would ring … More I’ve got a pizza love.
Have you ever visited a place in a different country – or on a different continent – that once you left to return home, you had this overwhelming sense of emptiness – or homesickness even? This is how I felt when my boyfriend and I boarded the plane in Milan to return to Halifax – … More Flashback Friday: Salzburg, Austria
Have you ever watched a movie and recognized the backdrop? Was it your high school? A hometown hang out? Your favourite restaurant? After living in Toronto for four years, I would often recognize local landmarks in movies and commercials – and most definitely in the TV show Suits. When this happens, it presents a sense … More A bird’s eye view of Halifax.
With yesterday being National Best Friend Day – this post could not be more fitting. After standing in a wedding this past weekend for one of my closest friends from elementary school, all of our best friends were reunited. Some traveled from Alberta and Ontario while others made the 20-minute trek from the other side … More Visiting the Annapolis Valley on National Best Friend Day.