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 …

Terra’s Christmas Crack a.k.a. Almond Roca

Last week, Terra came in to the office with her famous 'Christmas Crack'. The office literally stops for Christmas Crack. Calls are put on hold; people change direction. Those who normally work from home come in specifically just so they can get their savoury/sweet crunchy goodness fix. It is a much anticipated annual holiday treat that …

Holiday Party Food and Easy Fig Dip

In light of moving chaos, our annual open house is a no-go this year. The kitchen is a disaster. I don't know that I've ever blogged about the holiday open house as Christmas time tends to get beyond busy... But we throw a good party involving BBQ'd turkey, lots of food and drink, and the apartment is stuffed …

Flashback Friday: Sinus Clearing Raspberry Martinis

My laptop is finally out of the Mac hospital (hooray!) and while my Europe photos were loading this evening, I was clicking through my iPhoto library. While flipping through, I landed on pictures from an epic Halloween party from many moons ago at my friend Alison's parent's house where entry was only given if we were a) dressed …

Mexican Fiesta, Cilantro Salsa, Oscar Sunday

It's a rainy Vancouver Sunday, but it's Oscar telecast day, so I am choosing to pretend that I am in (what I assume is) sunny California. I can't wait to see the pretty dresses and the handsomely dressed men and to find out who wins what. (If Anne Hathaway doesn't win for Best Supporting Actress …

Valentine’s Day Goat Cheese Icing

As most know, yesterday was Valentine's Day and the world exploded with chocolate, cinnamon hearts, and red and pink coloured everything. As a corporate event planner, I am very spoiled on days like this - I got cookies, candy, you name it, from vendors and venues. All shared with my office mates and thoroughly enjoyed. …