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Cacao 70 – A Bit of Chocolate and Ice Cream Heaven

By | July 27th, 2018|Canada, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

So far this summer, soft ice cream appears to be my new favourite treat. Well, that and chocolate. But in all fairness chocolate has been a favourite a bit longer than just this summer. I’m trying to mix the two together now though which is new for me. In my search for ‘unknown to me’ [...]

Things to Do in Victoria, BC – Including a Few for December

By | May 30th, 2018|Activities, Canada, Food, Travel|

Between the drive and ferry rides, Victoria is only a few hours away from Vancouver, BC. So it is possible to do for a day trip. If you can though, it makes a wonderful weekend away. I find during the Christmas season places take on a magical feel to them with the special events and [...]

Soft Peaks Soft Ice Cream, Tantalizing Taste Buds with Surprises

By | May 14th, 2018|Canada, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

I have to admit the reason I tried Soft Peaks soft ice cream in Burnaby (conveniently located across the street from Metrotown) was because I saw they created a sundae style treat using Tim Tams as a topping. Tim Tams (two chocolate biscuits with chocolate cream icing between them and the entire thing is coated [...]

Cookie Challenge of 2018 in the Vancouver Area

By | May 4th, 2018|Canada, Events, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

Over the years I have heard of different food and drink challenges taking place around the lower mainland but I never looked into them let alone participated. Until this year when I checked out the Vancouver Foodster website to see what he had going for 2018. There are a lot of different challenges offered throughout [...]

Mink Chocolates and the Best Hot Chocolate I Found So Far

By | April 12th, 2018|Canada, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

I don’t know what to tell you. Maybe it was the way the sun was shining that first time I visited. Or, it was the way the wet, cold snow pelted my face on my second visit. It could have been the way the rich, dark chocolate attacked my senses and my taste buds before [...]

Hot Chocolate Festival in Vancouver & All Year Treat Enjoyment

By | February 21st, 2018|Canada, Events, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

I don’t drink coffee or tea so my warm drink of choice, is the comforting hot chocolate. Actually, I feel I am a bit of a hot chocolate connoisseur really. I love both a hot, rich, chocolatey drink that isn’t too sweet and I also love a hot, creamy, sweet chocolate drink. I also enjoy [...]

Literary Box Subscription Box by Quarterly – Review

By | November 13th, 2017|Books/Authors, Subscription Box|

With the subscription boxes coming from the USA up to Canada, you must decide if the shipping and dollar conversion are worth it for you. While I like the many different subscription box options offered by Quarterly Co., when I ordered the Fall 2016 Literary Box at $49.00 USA, I had no idea that between [...]

Eagle Creek Doubleback Carry-On Wheeled Backpack – Review

By | November 7th, 2017|Lifestyle, Travel|

When I went to Europe last year, for what became The 2016 European Museum Tour with my cousin, I needed a new bag. Never one to just make a purchase randomly, I researched. I needed something that would be sturdy to survive cobblestone streets but could also be used as a backpack if I needed [...]

Symptoms of Menopause – What, Why and How to Manage Them

By | August 18th, 2017|A Different Point of View, Lifestyle|

If you’re not in menopause (or peri-menopause) yet and you’re wondering - WHAT’S COMING?  Should I be worried?  How bad is it going to be?  When will it start?? How long will it last? Or you’re starting to have some new symptoms and you’re wondering - what the heck is this?  Is this hormonal? is [...]

Why some should quit coffee

By | August 7th, 2017|Food, Lifestyle|

Eliminating—or, significantly reducing—caffeinated coffee from your diet can dramatically improve symptoms such as dehydration, IBS, leaky gut, acne, hormonal imbalance, depression, anxiety, foggy brain, joint pain, poor circulation, energy levels, adrenal fatigue, to name a few. Why on earth should we give up coffee? With the rise in many chronic and debilitating illnesses, even autoimmune [...]

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