Coconut Pancakes

These amazing coconut pancakes are rich, thick, and fluffy, with a lightly crispy exterior that will have you doubting the quality of all your previous pancake experiences. They started as a bit of an experiment. An “we’re out of milk but I still want pancakes” experiment. Craig did not have a whole lot of faith in this experiment initially, but I won him over with the test pancake. Yum.

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Scottish Canadian Maple Shortbread

I’m pretty darn proud of my Scottish heritage. It allows me to love plaid, defend haggis an an actual food item, and sincerely enjoy the sound of the wailing bagpipes. It has led me to half a dozen or so years of highland dance lessons, and on two summer (could have fooled me…) trips to Scotland. I feel it also adds a bit of fuel to my love for shortbread. Ah, shortbread.

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Caramelized Onion & Chévre Quiche

You might not think so, but quiche has a lot going for it. Its versatile, delicious, and pretty hard to mess up. You can make it vegetarian friendly or load it up with bacon. You can eat it hot or cold, and for any meal of the day (including brunch, which is sort of the honorary fourth meal). But, best of all, the leftovers are so easy. And if you know me and leftovers, you know that I love them. Because, you see, without leftovers, I have beer and sweet potato fries for dinner far more than I should.

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Sleek & Shiny Hair Mist

I thought of this one day as I was biking home from work. I was flying down a hill in a rather industrial part of time, really hoping today wasn’t the day I’d get hit by a dump truck, and I started thinking about hair mist. That’s just how my brain works, I guess. (Spoiler: I didn’t get hit by a dump truck). Anyhow, it seemed like a great idea, so I went home and made it. And it was.

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Zubrowka Apple Pie Cocktails

As somebody who grew up in what could be called “beef and beer” country, I don’t feel like I know a whole lot when the discussion turns to cocktails and designer shots. It also doesn’t help that a fancy cocktail at a fancy bar in Calgary can run you about $20 a pop—in my mind, if I’m paying that much for 2oz of fluid, it better be a fantastic essential oil. Anyhow, all this is to say that whenever I discover a fancy(ish) new drink, it’s usually at the hands of my more alcohol educated friends.

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Pore Shrinking Mask

My friend Meredith is super awesome for many reasons, but the reason I would like to broadcast today is how she is always finding awesome things for me to make, and cool new ingredients for me to try. She’s the lovely lady who got me hooked on argan oil back in university (at the time I was horrified at the idea of putting oil on my face… how far I’ve come!), and then she did a big research project on all the schmag in our body care products, and I took that and ran. The rest is history, I suppose.

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