How to Make Any Regular Weekend Feel Like a Holiday

Last Monday was the first day of spring, which seems hard to believe given the negative temperatures and bare trees in Toronto this week. This, combined with the fact that there are no long weekends in March this year, has made it difficult to really, truly enjoy weekends. Sure, the days are getting longer, but it’s freezing and I can’t sit on a patio. Sure, I could stay home and binge-watch a Netflix series, but I want real, “thank goodness Monday is a holiday”-type R&R. What’s a girl to do?

Frigid, rainy weather be damned: with a little imagination, any weekend can become a long weekend, regardless of whether or not Monday is a work day. Here’s how I plan to spend my faux-long weekend:

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Five Pie Recipes to Try on Pi Day

It’s March 14th, aka 3/14 or 3.14, and you know that that means — Pi Day! Seeing as so much of the East Coast is housebound due to a blizzard, it’s a great day to tackle a pie project, because pie is a) delicious, and b) a great way to pass the time when you’re stuck indoors. I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite savoury and sweet pie recipes, most of which can be made using pantry ingredients and won’t require a trip to the grocery store:

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Instagram Favourites: Food Edition

I get so much cooking inspiration from Instagram that it’s hard to imagine a time when it didn’t exist. Seeing other people cook and bake beautiful things has given me the confidence to try new recipes and cobble together recipes of my own. In honour of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d round up a few of the food-related Instagram accounts I love best … Continue reading “Instagram Favourites: Food Edition”

Things I Read This Week: January 27, 2017

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How was your week? I had a great time blogging for #BellLetsTalk day on Wednesday, but I also feel so tired from the general tone of the news this week. It would help if my gym could avoid playing the Republican retreat speech in full while I’m trying to exercise. Here’s what I’ve been reading:

Jezebel – Interview With a Woman Who Recently Had an Abortion at 32 Weeks
With everything that’s happening in the U.S. right now, my mind keeps turning back to this article, as well as this interview with Dr. Susan Robinson. And if you haven’t seen After Tiller, it’s worth your time. It’s available on PBS if you’re in the U.S., or on YouTube if you’re not.

New York Magazine – Watch: A Massive $2.2 Billion Dome Now Covers the Chernobyl Reactor
Fascinating.

Vulture – Archie’s Long, Dark Journey to Riverdale
Can’t wait to watch last night’s premiere!

Gizmodo – An Oral History of Homestar Runner, the Internet’s Favorite Cartoon
My sister sent me this article earlier this week and I am having early 2000s nostalgia pangs like nobody’s business, which I feel probably says a lot about me.

Joy The Baker – Chilaquiles Frittata Bake
Say whaaat? P.S. if you’re coming to my house to watch the Super Bowl next weekend, I plan to make this frittata (pictured above), so bring your appetite.