Valentine’s Sweet Treat – Dark Chocolate Ganache & Raspberry Tart

Valentine’s Day is approaching. I can feel the love in the air with all the pink and red decorations everywhere. This is the day to celebrate love. And though many people associate this to romantic love, I feel it should be all encompassing. Your love for your family and friends are just as important and that deep affection should also be recognized.

It is always a delightful and warming gesture to make something for those you cared about. And on this occasion, a sweet, smooth and decadent dark chocolate tart seems to fit the bill.

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3 Tips to Making the Best Cookies

Cookies are one of my favourite things to bake. You just need a few basic ingredients and you can pretty much create any flavor cookies you like. But there are times when my cookies didn’t turn out the way I want them to. All the cookie’s disasters, whether it be burning them to turning six cookies into one big massive cookie because they all got stuck together when baked, I’ve encountered them before.

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But after a bit of tweaking and learning as I baked, here are a few tips for you on how you can improve your next batch of cookies.

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Cooking with Kimchi

Seoul, Korea is a great place to go for a short girls’ trip. I recently went with my cousins and we had such an amazing time. Aside from the crazy shopping of clothes and Korean skincare and cosmetics, we treated our stomachs very well with out-of-this-world Korean food! From the very local joints to the more ‘east meets west’ restaurants, Seoul has it all. One thing that we couldn’t get away from (and why would you want to get away from it) is their delicious fermented side dish, kimchi. Kimchi is the dish that is served in all restaurants whether you want it or not. This side dish is part of Koreans’ every meal and some restaurants even offer unlimited servings of them.

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Top Tips for Easy Christmas Entertaining

Christmas and New Years are just around the corner and you know what this means – festive dinner parties and gatherings. The twinkling lights, the smell of Christmas (think pine trees, cinnamon, ginger bread), the Christmas songs and all gorgeous decorations just make December all the more special.

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This is the time of year where I love to host a few cozy dinners for my family and close friends where we can spend some quality time together. However, I know having guests over can also lead to stress and exhaustion when there seems to be so much you have to prepare. So I am here to share some of my top tips for keeping your spirits up and making this a hassle-free Christmas. Continue reading