one busy month!

Just realised it’s been a month since I moved to Ottawa for this new job- it has pretty much flown by, after the initial awkward-settling-in period. I really can’t complain so far and hope that good times will continue. It’s great to be able to spend time outside talking to people rather than being cooped […]

big sigh of relief

WHEW, I got into graduate school after all! Thank the academic god(esse)s! I will be doing a Masters of Science in Planning at the University of Toronto starting this autumn…sounds kinda neat, right? It’s just a huge relief to have some sort of plan for the next two years, since I’ve been floundering a bit […]

pancake sunday

Sunday = pancakes for breakfast, as long as I have time and ingredients! These were actually my favourite that I’ve made recently. Banana walnut oat bran is a delightful combination. La recette, based on one from In Praise of Leftovers: **Makes about 9 smallish pancakes or 2 servings** 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1/4 c. oat […]

hooray for breakfast

Why have I never tried chocolate oatmeal before? This creation was composed off: 1/4 Bob’s Red Mill multigrain cereal Pinch of cinnamon 1 c water Splash of almond milk 1/2 banana, sliced 1 Tbsp cocoa powder Peanut butter Frozen raspberries Pretty splendid way to start the day. [Frozen raspberries, why are you so un-photogenic?] Another […]

Saturday brunch

When one is finished school and unemployed, free time is available in delightfully long stretches. Plenty of time for a leisurely Saturday brunch with a friend! Recipe adjusted from All Recipes – Todd’s Famous Blueberry Pancakes: *Makes 10-12 small pancakes* 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt Pinch of cinnamon 1 tablespoon baking powder […]