Closing The Distance

  Closing the distance. That's the end goal for every long distance relationship. The day where you no longer have to get in a car or a plane to see each other. You're finally together! It's been about two weeks since I got on a plane to Dublin with my one way ticket and I'm… Continue reading Closing The Distance


Courgette and Almond Soup

This is Seán's mom's recipe and it's one of my favourites. She made this soup many times during my visit last Christmas. It was so nice to have it again now that I'm back in Ireland. Today was my first attempt at her recipe! I think I did pretty well, but I'll let Seán be… Continue reading Courgette and Almond Soup


“It’s Not Like That In Vancouver”

I've officially been living in Dublin for more than a week now! I know that is only a short amount of time, but I've still picked up on many of the cultural differences between Ireland and Canada. It used to annoy me to hear travellers comment that something done in a new city is not… Continue reading “It’s Not Like That In Vancouver”


Am I Actually In Dublin? Is This Real?

I can't believe I'm here. In Dublin. Finally! It still doesn't feel real to me. Each time I peer out through my bedroom window I'm convinced I'll see UBC campus and the familiar rugby field and hockey arena. Even though I know they're there I'm always surprised to see the Georgian buildings and famous Dublin doors.… Continue reading Am I Actually In Dublin? Is This Real?


Grilled Portobello Burger with Kale Pesto

The area that I'm moving to in Dublin is called Portobello, so I figured it was only fitting I serve portobello mushroom burgers at my going away BBQ! This was my first time making portobello burgers. I used a recipe from Oh She Glows, and it did not disappoint! Grilled Portobello Burger with Kale Pesto Portobello… Continue reading Grilled Portobello Burger with Kale Pesto


Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta

My friends and family absolutely loved this bruschetta! It was the perfect appetizer for a BBQ. Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta 3 cups fresh strawberries, finely chopped 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, minced 1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves, minced 3 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped 5 teaspoons balsamic vinegar balsamic reduction  1 fresh baguette, sliced at an angle… Continue reading Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta


Strawberry Mango Guacamole

This guacamole from the Oh She Glows cookbook is my favourite thing to make in the summertime. It's perfect for picnics, BBQs, or just to snack on at home. It's delicious! I made this guacamole for my going away BBQ last week, along with balsamic strawberry bruschetta, and portobello burgers - and I'll post the… Continue reading Strawberry Mango Guacamole