With white sandy beaches, crystal clear sea water, and a relaxed Caribbean vibe, Mexico’s Isla Mujeres— literally “Women Island”— attracts many tourists. I’ve travelled to Isla Mujeres twice now, and I’d definitely come back again. The special Island is just a short ferry ride away (about half an hour) from Cancun. Some visitors do a…… Continue reading Isla Mujeres Guidebook: Where to Stay, Where to Eat and the Top Experiences
I’m so excited that I’ll be headed to France in October. I know many others have a dream of living there or going abroad. As Canadians, we can stay up to 90 days in any 180-day period in the Schengen zone. I wanted to get a visa so I didn’t have to worry about leaving…… Continue reading How To Get A French (Or Any) Visa
I’ve been wanting to go back to Europe for quite some time now. So, a few weeks ago, I submitted an application for a long-stay visa in France. Then I booked an appointment with a company called VSF Global here in Toronto for July 19th. If all goes well, and my renewed passport arrives in…… Continue reading A Journey To France
As an experimental baker, I bought a large bag of green pea flour months back from the amazing K2 Milling in Beeton, Ontario. The flour is made by grinding whole green peas, the seeds of Pisum sativum, which split peas also come from. Baking with pea flours and legumes is all the rage these days—I also…… Continue reading Baking With Green Pea Flour: Yay or Nay?
Yum …. how I love these delightful creations for breakfast! They’re easy to make and last for a while in the fridge. You’re basically baking oatmeal in a muffin tin! You can skip the cardomom and use any kind of jam … just like life, the possibilities are ENDLESS!! Ingredients: 3 cups organic oats 1/2…… Continue reading Recipe: Cardamom Fig Oat Muffins
Who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate chip anything? I find this flavour pleases pretty much anyone. These make the perfect breakfast (for me at least, maybe for you too) or afternoon snack – and they contain a lot less sugar than a peanut butter cup!! Ingredients: 4 cups quick cooking oats (organic if possible)…… Continue reading Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Bars
It’s the time of year again – tis’ the season! I wanted to make some healthy oat bars for holiday breakfasts over the next few days. I know that all the festivities will mean overindulgence (too many sweets and things I normally wouldn’t eat) … at least with these oat bars on hand, my breakfasts…… Continue reading Recipe: Christmas Pudding Oat Bars