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Blue Mountains

The picture posted above was taken at the Echo Point lookout and is a view of the iconic Three Sisters, before we headed down the Giant Stairway. My sister and I recently went on a weekend retreat to the Blue Mountains. The vast region, known for its sandstone rock formations, caves and gorges, gets its … Continue reading

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Nutella Pillow Cookies

3 ingredients. That’s all you need to whip up a batch of these Nutella pillow cookies. Couldn’t be any simpler, so I don’t feel too bad about taking a quick study break to bake these (who are we kidding, I hadn’t started studying today when I went to my kitchen). No need for an electric … Continue reading

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Pina Colada Mini Cupcakes

Goodbye Australian winter, hello spring! Today is Labour Day back home in Canada, which marks the unofficial seasonal shift from summer to autumn. For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere celebrating the last days of summer, I thought I’d share with you this festive treat inspired by the tropical cocktail. These boozy bite-sized cupcakes … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Muffins with Nutella Filling

Aside from my courses and part-time work, I wanted to join some clubs on campus. I joined the Photo Club and the Baking Society. Yup, you read that right, my new uni has a baking club! For the first meeting, I baked a batch of these delectable zucchini chocolate brownies. Unfortunately I didn’t take pictures, … Continue reading

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Sydney

In July 2014, I moved to Sydney to take part in a student exchange at the University of New South Wales. Throughout the semester, I’ll be updating this post with my foodie discoveries in this gorgeous cosmopolitan city by the sea. 1. Weekend Brunch at Four Ate Five After a tough job hunt, I finally … Continue reading

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Tartine Brownies

My summer baking playlist (technically winter Down Under) has been an eclectic mix of Montreal-based band Motel Raphael, Mad Season and Lana Del Rey. Earlier this summer I came across Natasha’s post about her favourite brownies. Even though I already have heaps of brownie recipes in my repertoire, Natasha made these sound so delicious that … Continue reading

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Orange and Chocolate Olive Oil Cookies

Three weeks ago I began the last semester of my undergraduate degree at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. As I complete my degree in Creative Writing and Women’s Studies while on a student exchange, I’m taking two English Lit courses (Literary Animals, Monsters and Machines, as well as Gothic Cultures) and … Continue reading

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Dulce de Leche Cupcakes

Earlier this summer, I took a break from binge-watching the new season of Orange Is the New Black (How great is that show! Such a talented, refreshing and strong female cast. And love the writing as well.) to bake a batch of these dulce de leche cupcakes for my sister’s friend’s birthday. The birthday girl … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Before my move to Australia, my friend Annika visited me in Montreal. Annika and I met 5 years ago in London when I was backpacking through the UK. We stayed in touch, meeting up in Barcelona and Lausanne over the years. That’s got to be one of my favourite things about travelling: connecting with people … Continue reading

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Classic Diner-Style Chocolate Pie

30C hot hot heat, F1 Grand Prix weekend with food trucks lining up at the Olympic Stadium and Monkland street party going on and anonymous billionaires are hiding free beer in the city. It’s officially summer in Montreal! This recipe is great for summer since you don’t need to turn on the oven. The filling … Continue reading

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