Finding Hygge in the Chaos of Moving House (+ Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe)

I can hear the rain outside and I have a cup of tea. As I type this, I'm bundled up in my sweats and a blanket. It's officially soup and stew season. My favourite. But 99% of my kitchenware - so,  everything - is packed up. Naturally. A couple weeks ago, I wrote about beginning a …

The West Coast Hygge Project and Honey Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Autumn is my favourite season because it's when I get to pull out my cozy sweaters and wrap myself up in my blanket scarf. It also means the temperature has cooled down enough for me to properly bake again. (My favourite baking recipe is at the end of this post!)  Autumn is also a season …

Holiday Season Survival and No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

We are now full on into the holiday season, which means shopping, parties, shortbread, and, let's face it, feeling a bit like you're running around like a chicken with its head cut off. This is not a feeling exclusive to Christmas time, but it's certainly amplified come December 1st.  Unexpected guests, forgetting presents, hopping from event to …

Say what?! – The British Edition

I recently made a new ex-pat friend from England. We were chatting and the word "windscreen" came up about his car. He then said "That's a windshield, sorry need to use the North American word!". I already knew this but it made me remember that I had started a list of the British words and translations that …