An orchid on a blue background

Ready for spring

Oh, spring. You could arrive any day now. Really. I'm ready for warmer days, consistent sunshine, grass, rain, flowers.... I'll even take the slush as the snow begins to melt, and the dirt and mud that covers everything in that transition period. All of that is better than the bitter cold we've had the past… Continue reading Ready for spring


Chocolate on chocolate

I made these chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting the same weekend I made last week's cupcakes. And while the cupcake itself was good, I think it was the frosting that made them my second favourite. It was creamy, sweet, and chocolaty--everything you want on top of a chocolate cupcake. It was easy to make,… Continue reading Chocolate on chocolate


In the spirit of giving

I'm not a religious person, so Christmas, for me, is about the time I spend with my family and friends. And during that time, many of us exchange presents. Setting aside the reactions the presents get–be they joy or humour, hopefully not disgust–I also happen to really enjoy wrapping the gifts. I'm not entirely sure… Continue reading In the spirit of giving