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Holiday Chocolate Cake

Merry Cake-mas and Happy New Year with more cake! Holiday Chocolate Cake (Modified from this recipe) Ingredients Cake: 7 egg whites 5 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup melted chocolate 1 1/4 almond flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder pinch of salt Frosting: 1/2 cup of powdered sugar 1/2 cup of whipping cream 1/4 cup […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fall into some cozy, delicious, cinnamon-y baked goods, starting with these yummy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! Ingredients 1/2 cup of butter 1/2 cup of vegetable oil 1/2 cup of sugar 1/2 cup of brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp of vanilla extract 1 can of pumpkin puree 3 cups of flour 1 tsp of baking […]

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Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is definitely one of my favourite foods. It’s creamy, cheesy and delicious, and making homemade mac and cheese is tastier than Kraft Dinner (although I have to admit, I love Kraft Dinner too). Less is more, and I like my mac and cheese made with simple ingredients. This is how I make […]

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Simple Sable Cookies

These sable cookies have a bit of lemon too ūüôā (I did not add the glaze though!) Sable Cookies (From Washington Post) INGREDIENTS FOR THE COOKIES 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted Finely grated […]

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Raspberry Linzer Torte (Tart)

I made this for Thanksgiving yesterday. It’s sweet in the inside, and crispy on the outside. Yummy! Raspberry Linzer Torte (From Martha Stewart) Ingredients 1/2 cup hazelnuts (about 2 1/2 ounces) 1 cup blanched almonds (about 5 ounces) 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon […]

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Peach Almond Cake with Frosting

Happy Labour Day! I made this cake by using a Tarta de Santiago recipe and a mascarpone frosting recipe. I also added peaches on top. Yum! Tarta de Santiago (Modified from Food 52) 125¬†grams (1 cup) blanched whole almonds 3¬†large eggs 125¬†grams (1/2 cup + 2 tbsp) granulated sugar Pinch of fine sea salt Zest […]

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Harbourfront, Toronto

Right at the tip of downtown, Toronto is a¬†scenic neighbourhood called “Harbourfront”. There is the HTO Park¬†(pictured above), Harbourfront Centre, The Power Plant art gallery, lots of boats and kayaks, and more!  

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The Canadian National Exhibition

The CNE (a.k.a the “Canadian National Exhibition”, or “The Ex”) is Toronto’s ultimate summer fair that takes place during the two weeks leading up to Labour Day. It carries a mix of events, rides, really cool food, mini markets and more!

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Volunteer Abroad: Mexico

In August 2015, after I finished my work term in L.A, I went to volunteer abroad in Mexico. I have always wanted to do a volunteer abroad adventure, and this trip definitely showed me “the other side of the world” and how just a few actions can make a big difference. I taught yoga and […]

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Exchange: LA

From June to August, I went to teach at iD Tech¬†Mini in Pasadena, California. The campus I taught in was at the California Institute of Technology, and I taught Photoshop and Scratch programming to kids! This was my first J-1 work exchange experience, and I definitely had a great time. Aside from work, I spent […]

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