Surviving the first month post-partum – Dining

I am working on a complementary blog post regarding the month of eating approaching nutritous post-partum foods in addition to what I stockpiled. But could you imagine me and NPY not going out for a whole month! Hah! Hugo’s Tacos & Churros Upon recommendation NPY found on the Internet from some pediatrician, we’d endeavour to…

A week of Planted Meals for my last week of work

This week of work is my last week of work for some 80 weeks … ! To celebrate/mark/get through this milestone week, I treated myself to a work week’s worth of Planted Meals (full price, too!) and I was super excited because it was all different recipes from last time. In addition, I qualified for…

California March 2019 trip: What we ate

It seems like these days, when I travel – and all I can recall is going to Seattle, Toronto and Halifax for the past while – our food adventures haven’t been anything to report back about. Until this time! A mixture of who we met up with in California, increased enthusiasm for what’s on offer,…

Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival 2017

So, one of my New Year’s Resolution was to post more often* on Instagram. I like telling a short story with the photo – it being like microblogging and all. With my Hot Chocolate Festival adventures, I’m well on way to being successful with this resolution! 21 January: Terra Breads with my Aunt Cindy #56…

The other California trip: L.A. portion

NPY’s dear school friend, BK, whom we visited in 2009 and 2011 in NY moved to LA last year and we are more than happy that our repositioning cruise would drop us off in LA and we could visit. She has two kids all of a sudden (twins) who are 16 months older than E….

The other California trip: Cruise portion

It has been a couple of years where I’ve wanted to try out going on a cruise. FIL and MIL and their gaggle of semi-/retired friends go on – it seems – a cruise every year so FIL is on all the right email lists, has a travel agent he books with and knows the process…

Weekend trip to SF/Napa eats

Just like that, the family wedding and weekend trip to SF/Napa came to an end and just like that, four days and three nights went by. In my ambitious days, that’s like 12 meals but with three wedding events and a toddler in tow, we squeezed in just nine. However, some of it was so good that I…

Last Hurrah Trip to Portland 2016

After I was on leave for 49 weeks, NPY started his three weeks of parental leave and I took a week of vacation to overlap and we went with another couple and their eight-month-old on a mini Pacific Northwest trip. I really should look up if the last time I was in Portland was in 2008…

Weekend Island getaway to Victoria and Sooke: Dining & beer recap

Nearly five years later and we were back in Victoria. Why aren’t we there more often? Because of the blasted ferry rates. And the slow pace and lack of activities for us. But the exchange rate is still quite terrible and it has been five years. And I made an Aeroplan redemption to stay in…