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08.24.2017

I have partnered with AVEENO® to share their amazing new Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt & Yogurt Body Wash and to celebrate by creating a recipe inspired by this body wash. Over the last month, my life has gone through a huge, positive change. I went from being a comfortable mom of two to a busy mom of three as we welcomed the arrival of our beautiful, strong-willed daughter Penny. Suddenly, I have found my time being further divided between three tiny humans and the thought of me-time slowly slipping away. I admit, in the past I have struggled with devoting all my time and attention to my well deserving children without giving myself the time I need to refresh and
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11.13.2016
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This time of year I often find myself perched in my deep windowsills, wrapped in a warm blanket, comfort food in hand, staring out my window at the overloaded apple tree. I can never get enough of autumn. The colours, the cool crisp air, the flavours… Everything hits you at once following a hot, busy summer, but it is so welcomed. To me, this season feels most like home. I am so often brought back to my childhood once the leaves start changing. From the first days of a new season of skating, to big Thanksgiving meals with extended families, autumn is definitely my jam. These cooler months are often filled with my favourite comfort foods. I try to make
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10.31.2016
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     It snowed last week. It is Halloween, and there has already been snow on the ground!  It is almost instinct now. As soon as the first few specks of white start falling from the clouds, I find myself in the kitchen, kneading some cinnamon bun dough. For me, snow and cinnamon go hand-in-hand. The only thing that was lacking were the christmas carols in the background. It is amazing how, in an instant, ones perspective can change as soon as a different season makes itself known. One moment I was thinking about pumpkin-spiced-everything, the next I am dreaming of snow cover hills.   Is there something that you find yourself engulfed in as soon as the seasons change?
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09.21.2016
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So much has changed since the last Distant Kitchens post just a few short weeks ago. I have returned back to work after a year off with my little growing family and Erin and her husband have been up to their eyeballs in shows and work for Richard Clarkson Studios. It is certainly taking some adjustment for me to get back into the working mom routine and keeping up to date on the blog and instagram. Suddenly I am not allowed to sleep in past 4:30am and I don’t have near as much free time during the day to do the things I love the most, however, I am managing, for now! If you are new to Distant Kitchens, Erin and
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09.12.2016
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Big changes are happening to our family. After spending a year at home with my favourite little people, I am back to my cubical in Ottawa. I already miss seeing my babies every morning, sharing breakfast while talking about our plans for the day. I have already spent a few days out of my kitchen without baking anything, which just feels wrong. I am trying to get my head back into the engineering mode, but it is quite hard when I have a picture on my desk of two little cuties smiling back at me. Oh how times have changed. It truly is amazing how your view on life changes after having children. I vividly remember a time (well before
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09.01.2016
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Summer is quickly creeping away on us. I feel like I’m dreadfully waiting for school to start as I count down the days until I return to work after a wonderful year off with my family. Things are changing here, whether we like it or not, so I guess it is time to embrace it, right? I am never good with change.  We have had such a dry summer here in Ontario, and with that, comes fire bans. The last few summers, we always had a well stocked s’mores kit to attack whenever we felt like lighting up the campfire and indulging in a gooey chocolate treat in the back yard… But not this summer. This summer we have been trapped
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