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Eva’s Original Chimneys [Toronto]

The weather has been incredible this Family Day long weekend! As soon as it gets warm outside, I want to be out in the sun, catching some rays and having ice-cream! I was cruising the web when I accidentally saw an image of Eva’s original chimneys cones. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m pregnant or just my usual ice-cream crazy self, but I just HAD to have it. Drove from Mississauga to downtown, so we could try Eva’s original chimneys. I actually remember trying a chimney from their food truck at a festival in Scarborough, and it was the perfect combination of sweet and salty. The best way to describe it is a doughnut ice-cream cone. I went for the peanut butter pretzel parfait; the inside of the cone was lined with peanut butter and the outside had graham cracker crumbs. The soft serve ice-cream is honestly the best…

Holts Cafe Brunch [REVIEW]

Catching up over good food is my favourite thing to do with my girlfriends. We usually opt for places we’ve tried before but this time I suggested something new and it worked out! We all met up at Yorkdale, did some shopping and window shopping and then headed on over to Holt Renfrew. The Holts Cafe is on the main floor of Holt Renfrew and if you haven’t been there before ask for directions. I could see it being missed easily. One of the sales associates there walked us all the way to the entrance of the cafe. So kind of him. The entrance is decorated simply but very nice. We loved the seating area. You have the choice of sitting on chairs or booth and chairs. We always go for booths, as you get a lot more space for jackets/purses and we love to talk for hours, so coziness factor is…

Mini Gingerbread Houses for Cups

It’s Christmas Day and you’re with your families thinking of activities to do together. Maybe? Well if you are, this is a lot of fun to do and not as much mess because the gingerbread houses are a lot smaller. Once you’re all done decorating and voting for the best one, you can all sit down by the fireplace with hot chocolate and your little gingerbread houses. Sounds good? Let’s get started! You’ll need 3 1/3 cup all purpose flour 2 teaspoon of cinnamon 2/4 teaspoon of nutmeg 3/4 teaspoon of ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon of Himalayan Salt 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 3/4 cup of corn syrup 1/2 cup of butter So just in case this happens to you, my brown sugar was a little dry (due to me not soaking that clay thingy  terracotta clay disks into my brown sugar canister to keep it moist) and…

Panasonic Cyclonic Launch

If you’ve ever lived in a smaller place, be it an apartment, condo or just a one bedroom shared home, you’ll know the value of space. Sometimes you don’t have room for a full oven, dishwasher or microwave. So getting products that have multiple functions and that benefit your standard of living becomes high on your priority list. Which brings me to the Panasonic Cyclonic. This microwave isn’t like your traditional one. It use’s Panasonic’s Inverter® Technology, which delivers spinning waves of power in a circular pattern. Like a cyclone. Other microwaves usually deliver energy in a straight line. This new cyclonic energy is a game changer! It ensures food is cooked evenly, no matter what size or shape! I had the pleasure of being invited to the Panasonic Cyclonic Launch hosted by Abbey’s Kitchen. At the launch Abbey demonstrated how to make 5 healthy easy recipes in…

DIY Candy Popsicles

Craving something SOUR? Try this DIY sour candy popsicle recipe: You’ll need: Simply Lemonade (Pink) Popsicle molds Sour candy Pour in Simply Lemonade into popsicle molds and add your favourite sour candy. Freeze and enjoy! This is a great easy recipe to do with children or when you’re in a rush looking for a yummy frozen dessert. I love sour popsicles, but if you’re looking for a healthy alternative try switching up the juice with Simply Berry (no preservatives or added colours) and add some berries.

Berry Quick Summer Dessert

  On a hot summer day you want to make a quick dessert to enjoy outside. Here it is: You need: Berries Whipped Cream Cake (Preferably Vanilla or Sponge) Simply Berry juice Add cake, berries and then as much juice as you like. I added around 4-5 tablespoons of juice. The cake soaks up the flavour, making this a cool dessert. Top with whipped cream and a rolled wafer cookie!

How To Host A Brunch + Simply Simple Sangria Recipe

  BRUNCH: a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch. When brunch comes to mind, I usually envision a cute restaurant, possibly parisian themed with a whole list of items to choose from. When I go for a brunch I like to eat healthy but also enjoy a dessert. Most restaurants know people like me will want this and offer separate options for healthy and dessert items. Makes sense. However, if I’m making my own brunch at home, it’s a whole other ball game. This is why for one of my brunch items I’ve chosen to do a French toast roll with Nutella and strawberries. When hosting a brunch at home, here are some tips on what you’ll want to do: Invite your guests Create your menu well in advance so you have time to gather or check what items you’ll need Put together a juice station (prep…

Holiday Gift Ideas 2014

Happy Plugs – I just got my first set last month and I love them! They really are jewellery and headphones combined! I have the rose gold and they look so good with my rose gold accessories. If you have a favourite colour or have a friend who loves a particular print, I’m certain you can find matching Happy Plugs for him or her. Makes for a great Secret Santa gift. Vitabath Holiday Scents – Lathering yumminess. I love these holiday scents and they make for great presents because they come in a duo set. Jelly Doughnuts – Instead of the usual box of chocolates, why not get that someone gourmet doughnuts? They have an amazing selection for the holiday season too! Check their website for locations in Toronto. Marsala – You heard the big news right? Pantones colour for 2015 is Marsala. So why not give your fashionista friends a head start…