Spring 2021 Faves Roundup

It’s been a while it feels since I’ve done a favourites entry. There are so many things I’m loving this Spring so let’s dive right in shall we? Trend Alert: Yellow Eyeshadow I’ve been seeing this trend on the runway and makeup artists like Lisa Eldridge and Vloggers like Alanna Davison have been wearing yellow…

My French Pharmacy Skincare Faves

Beauty isn’t about age A recent walk after the rain took me back (if only in my mind) to Paris. Something about the fresh ozone scent in the Spring air reminded me of the feeling I get when I use French skincare. Clean, free of heavy scents and packed with ingredients that work, it’s no…

Alubias de Cantabria – A Spanish Peasant Stew (Vegan)

It’s 3pm and I’m preparing a quick dinner so that I can eat before my meeting this evening at 6pm. This stew is a very simple dish from the region of Cantabria in Spain. A lot of Spanish home cooking is very simple, using ingredients found in your everyday pantry. *** Ingredient list at bottom…

I Tried Out Nigella’s Ramen Recipe

Ramen (Rah-Muhn)n. A Japanese dish made up of broth and thin noodles ; usually served with toppings such as roasted seaweed, egg and pork Ramen has been made in Japan as far back as the 1800’s when it was adapted from Chinese Wheat noodles that made their way over to the island. Ramen is so…

Jen’s “Everything But The Kitchen Sink” Curry

“A recipe alone has no soul. The cook must bring soul to the recipe.” Curries are such an easy meal to make because you can add the “stragglers” : bits of saran wrapped veggies left over in the fridge. I found a large carrot, broccoli, baby potatoes and a chicken breast (in the freezer) so…

Sephora VIB Spring Sale – What’s In My Shopping Cart

The Sephora Spring Sale begins April 4th. I am at the ROUGE membership status which means I get 20% off my entire order. It probably also means I could’ve bought a house with the money I’ve spent at Sephora so far but lets not dwell. The dates will be: ROUGE Members: Can start shopping April…

Italian Sandwiches With Fresh Ricotta, Salami and Vine Tomatoes

Wind Warning Issued at 04:37 Sunday 28 March 2021 Northwest winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90 expected near the water late today. An intense Pacific cold front will move across the south coast this afternoon. Strong southerly winds this morning will shift to strong northwest this afternoon in the wake of the front. Northwest…