Some of you might know that I had one wisdom tooth pulled last week. Thankfully it was just one tooth, but regardless, I wasn’t down for solid food for about two days. As you might know, it’s not exactly a good idea to munch on crackers, sushi, or apples with a brand-new hole in your… More 35 Wise Foods to Enjoy After Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Group shot for our last meal in the Sunshine Coast – at the Nest Bistro in Nanaimo. This meal followed a loooong 3-hour drive from Ucluelet. Mom and I shared (AKA I ate 90% of) this mushroom and brie shortbread tart with mixed greens. We also devoured a four-cheese pizza, pasta, and Seline loved her… More The Shortest Post I’ve Ever Written
On our last full day in the Sunshine Coast, we had breakfast at Zoe’s Bakery and Cafe. I loved my egg bake and this quiche with chanterelles! The poppyseed berry coffee cake was also unbelievable. I loved the view outside our hotel! For lunch, we went grocery shopping and bought things to cook in our… More Do You Get Seasick?
Good Friday morning, everyone! Hope you’re all having a great week. Although I’m back in the Lower Mainland (AKA home, and off the islands now), I’ve been having a pretty good time scrolling through pages and pages of photos, trying to select the best ones for the blog. This is one of them! On our… More A [literal] Hole in the Wall, then Fish & Chips
Yesterday started with a hike through the forest – in Horne Lake Provincial Park. We donned flashlight helmets and ventured into the dark, cold caves. It was only 8 degrees Celsius in there! I wish I’d worn a sweater. The pitch-blackness (with lights turned off) was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I liked the stalactites! We… More From Caves to Cheesecakes
Morning started with a trip to Quality Foods for groceries. Dad and I bought eggs, oil, and some milk for coffee as well as Tim Hortons’s breakfast sandwiches for himself and Seline. Mom and I enjoyed scrambled eggs, yogurt, and banana. Shortly after a discussion with the lovely Su family, we went to the Butterfly… More My Sister… Enlightened?
I think I mentioned in a previous post that Seline is now back from Montreal, Quebec! Her summer work exchange program went beautifully and she made so many new friends. Seline (my sis) is the one with the black Nike cap and the full-black outfit. These are her new friends, who travelled from Burnaby, BC,… More Return to the Sunshine Coast
Hi! No, I haven’t vanished. I haven’t quit blogging or gotten sick. I haven’t given up on Cookies n’ Chem.😉 Instead, it’s just been a busy couple of weeks since coming back from Nepal, with volunteering, walks with Mom, and getting my wisdom teeth out. Mom and I take Arnie to a big Coquitlam trail… More Back to Bloggin’
As you may have already seen on my brand-new NEPAL 2016 page, I spent four weeks in the city of Kathmandu, Nepal, where I completed a 2.5-week medical internship with an international program called Volunteering Solutions. I lived in a volunteer house with a host family and numerous other volunteers and spent three hours every… More Nepal: Cultural Differences
Before I came home, Mom sent me lots of pictures of little Arnie. He’s not really little anymore – this guy is now almost 7 years old! I can’t believe he’s been living with us since I was in Grade 7. Before I came home, I went to a yoga workshop in downtown Kitchener. I… More Before I Came Home