Macaron Day 2019 in the Vancouver Area

Macaron Day 2019 in the Vancouver Area

On March 20th bakeries, cafes, patisseries, and other wonderful creators of the macaron around the world will be celebrating Macaron Day 2019. Vancouver is no different. It has happened every year for something like eight years but I have never enjoyed it before....
Half Baked Cookie Company, More Than Just Cookies

Half Baked Cookie Company, More Than Just Cookies

I first found the Half Baked Cookie Company (website) during the Cookie Challenge of 2018 here in the Vancouver area. They are a micro-bakery located in a small space on Nanaimo Street in East Vancouver. Because it’s so small you get to see all the ingredients and...
Shopping and Eating in London – A Few Ideas

Shopping and Eating in London – A Few Ideas

London is a massive city with so much to offer, it is impossible to list everything. But what I can do is list a few of the places where I have spent time shopping and eating in London. I can also try to share a bit of information on what is available and what you can...
Cacao 70 – A Bit of Chocolate and Ice Cream Heaven

Cacao 70 – A Bit of Chocolate and Ice Cream Heaven

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...
Mink Chocolates and the Best Hot Chocolate I Found So Far

Mink Chocolates and the Best Hot Chocolate I Found So Far

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...
Why some should quit coffee

Why some should quit coffee

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...
Amsterdam – Where The 2016 European Museum Tour Began

Amsterdam – Where The 2016 European Museum Tour Began

One day at work I opened my emails, and there was a beaming one (maybe it was just beaming in my memory). It was from WestJet, offering a new route to London, England. There was also an amazing introductory sale price that worked out to be about $700.00 return after...
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