Autumn in a Bite: Butternut Squash Risotto

Knit cardigans, London Fog lattes, pumpkin patch excursions, apple picking, pie baking, fuzzy socks, the smell of cinnamon, the feel of a cool breeze....those are just some of the things I really love about autumn. It's just such a dang cozy season. If every month could be like October somehow? I'd be down, no complaints. Autumn … Continue reading Autumn in a Bite: Butternut Squash Risotto

Courtesy of Bon Appétit website--Inside Julia Child's *Actual* Home Kitchen by Alex Beggs.

“Toujours bon appétit!”

It's Tuesday morning. I'm sitting in the school library waiting for class. I'm killing time. What am I doing? Looking at the Bon Appétit website because I mean, what else do I do with my free time on my laptop? You know those things in life where you do them purely for yourself and you … Continue reading “Toujours bon appétit!”



A happy hey from Ottawa! The first week of my third year is completed and the excitement of what this school year has in store for me is mighty. I can't tell you how great it is to see all of my friends again, considering I was a working zombie for most of the summer. … Continue reading #welcomeback

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Is it really July already? Where has the time gone? I swear I felt like I was just unpacking my clothes into my room back in April and now we're already in July?! Yikes. It's been some time since I last reached out, but here's the most recent and exciting news: I just turned the … Continue reading 20


Brews & Burgers – The Gahan House, P.E.I

Is there anything more satisfying than a gorgeous weekend with the thermostat finally hitting over 30 degrees? Since I work at a grocery store, there is an unbelievable difference in people when the weather finally perks up. Babies sit in buggies all barefoot and adorable. Steaks, sausages, ground beef by the pound and souvlaki sticks … Continue reading Brews & Burgers – The Gahan House, P.E.I


Happy Pico de Gallo to You Too!

Hola mis amigos! Hello and good afternoon friends! (No, I don't know any Spanish and yes, that was straight from Google Translate) :') It's the beginning of a new week and with that, why don't we start it with a new post as well. After a rainy and gloomy Mother's Day (which I hope everyone … Continue reading Happy Pico de Gallo to You Too!


Cruisin’ On Into Port

School? Done. Winter? Thank god, that's over. Plans? Home sweet home. Blog? You bet! Did I mention that school is finished?  Ceeeeelebrate good times, C'MON! This girl is completely done with her second year of school and with that milestone in the past, another one is lined up right after. It's been one whole year since … Continue reading Cruisin’ On Into Port


Creamy Sausage, Mushroom and Spinach Rigatoni

How do you de-stress a university student? Take a break from working and spend the time cooking up some comfort food. At least that's how I de-stress myself, I don't know about anybody else! Somehow and someway, I have relied on creamy pasta as a form of comfort food. This is particularly weird since I'm … Continue reading Creamy Sausage, Mushroom and Spinach Rigatoni

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This Little Piggy Went to Baconpalooza

Bacon. The sizzling crack in the pan is music to my ears. The crisp and glossy strip is paradise to my eyes. The rich, fatty smell is euphoria for my nose. And the taste? The salty pork taste is heaven to my tastebuds. What's better than bacon? If you aren't drooling after reading those first … Continue reading This Little Piggy Went to Baconpalooza


Homemade Meatballs with Tomato Basil Marinara

♫When the moon hits your eyes, like a big pizza pie, THAT'S AMOOOORE! ♫ And that, ladies and gentlemen, will be the end for tonight's spontaneous Italian concert featuring Little Girl, Big Eats. Haha, just kidding! I sincerely hope that you can trust my palate as I try to venture out and create my student version of homemade … Continue reading Homemade Meatballs with Tomato Basil Marinara