I’m a Polish girl, born in Austria and raised in Toronto. At the end of 2009 I moved to Vancouver, along with Mister and my daughter, the Princess, and since moving have completely fallen in love with this city. I’m at a point in my life where I like to enjoy the breeze, take joy in the finer and simpler things that make me smile, and take better care of myself and my family. Pay attention to the foods we eat and attempt to be active for the better part of our days, which is very easy when hiking trails make up your backyard and food markets are packed with local meats, cheeses and produce. This blog not only chronicles my life, but also my love of cooking, travel, and, of course, bistros.
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I love to cook, but it wasn’t always this way. I used to be terrified of the kitchen – beyond scared – I was so bad that pancakes and grilled cheese were constant catastrophes. I started watching the Food Network and was thrilled to see how easy it could be. Then I started purchasing cookbooks, although still not sure how to use them, I fawned over the pictures imagining what could’ve been. Eventually I got the balls to cook. I stopped worrying about how perfect food could be, or how difficult it might be, I started at the basics. I pay attention to food now, vegetables at their freshest bring me the most joy and I attempt to make everything from scratch – even ketchup tastes better when you make it yourself!
Fresh ingredients, easy recipes and unexpected flavours can make take a meal from blah to amazing.
I wish for a new stamp on my passport daily. If I could wake up some place different almost everyday, I would. Travelling is an addiction for me, I love seeing different architecture, enjoying new cultures and eating authentic food everywhere I go!
Places I have been: Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, Montreal, Quebec City, Mont Tremblant, Nova Scotia, P.E.I., New Brunswick, Whistler, Victoria, Vancouver, Buffalo, Detroit, New York City, Orlando, Key West, Dominican Republic, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Paris, Amsterdam, Baden.
Places I dream about: London, Bruges, Brussels, Dubai, Costa Rica, California, Hawaii, Istanbul, Poland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cape Town, Australia, Fiji.
I believe eating out should be an adventure. Because of my prior kitchen terrors, I ate outa lot. I’ve come to adore eating out, finding new flavours and food combinations to try out, and I have a lot of fun re-creating our restaurant favourites at home. I tend to try foods slightly out of my comfort zone when dining out, and I usually do it just because I can! If it’s something I wouldn’t ordinarily make myself or have never tried before, now is a perfect time to try it. And who knows? You might fall in love with it!