Dessert is something I’m almost constantly craving. Coated in chocolate, line with chocolate, next to chocolate – as long as chocolate is involved in some form, I’m there for it. Whenever I bake anything, the first thing I ask myself is, “Can I get chocolate in this without ruining it?” Afterall, I’m a chocolate snob (in that I eat it and judge those who don’t), but I wouldn’t dare use it in a recipe that it absolutely wouldn’t suit.
I have never been a watch person. To be honest, the perception of their utility, rather than as a fashion accessory, has always been my main focus. Why do I need to tell the time if I have an iPhone almost literally glued to my hand? As I began to embrace their uniqueness, however, I was reminded that there will never be such a simple addition to my outfit. I could wear a necklace or a ring, but nothing will ever be quite as timeless (pun intended?).
One of the most fulfilling things I’ve done with my social media presence over the years is find my own personal aesthetic. Instagram is one of my favourite platforms to share photos from my life, styled shots (there’s probably always coffee), and delicious food photographs.
You know, whenever I share a recipe with my readers, rather than thinking about the food itself, I’m always more concerned with what I’m going to say that will ultimately lead to the detailed instructions. In this case, as I whisked the dry ingredients, blended the wet ingredients, and combined the two to put into muffin tins, I was also jumping back and forth between Instagram and the original recipe for these pumpkin muffins.
I’m sitting in my parent’s kitchen in Ottawa – the city in which I was born and raised. Two of my nephews just left, and I’m here writing this blog post, a cup of coffee next to me, and the most amazing fall weather just outside these four walls.