Cycling through Provence – Days 1 & 2

The morning of our first day of cycling started with the usual procedure - wake up, pick up something for breakfast, final pack-up, check out of hotel, head to the meeting point. We ended up at the same bakery as the previous morning and ordered allongé coffee (long espresso), croissant, and a single-serve quiche for each ...

Planes, trains, and automobiles – we’re in France!

Bonjour! Hubs and I are sitting in our little "studio" in Avignon, France. We are spending two nights at Aux Augustins, within the walls of the city. It is such a lovely town, and the weather is absolutely perfect - hot during the day and sweater-appropriate in the evenings. We departed Canada yesterday (Thursday) evening after ...

Happy Canada Day!

Canada is 150 years old! Officially the stat holiday is tomorrow, but I was given the Friday off and will be heading back to work tomorrow. Luckily hubs has a flexible schedule, and we still got to spend the long weekend together. The weather hasn't been perfect, but at least it wasn't a washout.  On Friday, ...

The best pizza I’ve ever tasted!

I just woke up and found out that it’s been stinkin’ hot back home, so I am now extremely concerned about my garden.  I am having fears that everything is baked and wilted, based on some comments I have read from others about how the extreme temperature swings have affected their gardens. The Sorrento Food Tour that ...

The Pie Commission has opened a second location!

It has been months of planning, designing, and renovations, but on June 27th, the Pie Commission opened the doors to their downtown location. Our fabulous pies are still being made at our main hub in Etobicoke. This new shop, located at 887 Dundas Street West (Dundas & Claremont), is a pie cafe that serves up ...