chocolate belgian waffles


happy sunday!! it is a waffle kind of day but instead of breakfast waffles i am whipping up some chocoately dessert waffles. i mean, you could have these for breakfast too, i won't judge you one bit. these chocolate waffles are a crispy belgian waffle which comes from separating the eggs & whipping the egg whites. do not skip this step! it makes for a much lighter & crispier waffle.

i am so excited to show you nordic ware's new waffle iron: the sweetheart waffler! this is a stove top iron & i am NEVER going back to any other kind. it's smaller, easier to store & makes the prettiest looking waffles every single time. i don't even own a microwave as i try to keep my large appliances to a minimum so this waffle iron was the perfect compact addition. the new sweetheart waffler was inspired by the scandinavian heart waffle designs, based on nordic ware's existing stovetop belgian waffler. it is made of heavy cast aluminum with a two-hinge design that makes for quick heating & cleaning. because, have you ever tried to clean a clunky plug in waffle maker... impossible.

p.s. for those who were asking where they can find the sweetheart waffler: here.

note: if you want to make these for breakfast, eliminate 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of the sugar for something a little less sweet.


  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/3 cup high quality coca powder, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup mixed berries, for serving (strawberries, blueberries & raspeberries)
  • whipped cream, for serving


  • in a mixing bowl sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder & sea salt. set aside.
  • in a separate mixing bowl beat together the egg YOLKS, raw sugar, vanilla extract, oil, butter & milk.
  • add in the dry ingredients until the batter just comes together.
  • beat the egg whites to medium stiff peaks & gently fold into the batter.
  • spoon a heaping tablespoon of batter onto each waffle heart. close waffle iron & cook over medium heat on the stove top for a minute on each side.
  • repeat this step until no batter remains.
  • top with fresh fruit, syrup (chocolate, peanut butter &/or maple syrup) & fresh whipped cream.

garden goals & loblaws pharmacy awareness month


hi friends!!!

march is Loblaws Pharmacy Awareness month, i have been asked to help them celebrate & create awareness. if you are not familiar with Loblaws, it is a supermarket chain across british columbia, quebec & ontario! it is one of my favourite grocery stores to shop at, i miss my toronto store dearly. located on queen street west, it had the most amazing cheese wall i have ever seen, but i will stop now before i start rambling about the wheels & wheels of parmesan (italians, you get me). this month is all about celebrating the pharmacist and dietitians available at select loblaws and zehrs locations.

the Loblaws Pharmacy offers patient education programs and works closely with the in-store Loblaws Dietitians to help customers and patients achieve their health goals. one of my personal health goals this summer is to eat more fruit, vegetables & to get the garden looking as gorgeous as my mom's. these photos were taken last summer in her beautiful garden where i spent most of my days picking the tomatoes, berries & fresh herbs!

if you need help eating better, loblaws dieticians can guide you & assist you in achieving your goals. be it starting a new diet or better understanding the dietary restrictions for certain health conditions, you can consult with one of the in-store dietitians.

the dietitians offer one-on-one nutrition counselling, in-store workshops, classes, food demonstrations & grocery store tours. these services are perfect for anyone looking to maintain their health, anyone struggling to eat healthy with a busy schedule & for individuals suffering from a health condition.  the team is committed to providing personalized care and quality service to each person.

Loblaws is hosting its Loblaws Facebook Live event on march 22, 2017 at 8pm where you can learn all about these services & ask a pharmacist any questions you may have! 

what are your goals for the summer?!

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master bath refresh


in my opinion, spring is the perfect time for a little bathroom refresh! now i can't take full credit for this gorgeous bathroom. the previous owner had already done the most beautiful renovation featuring a marble shower & a custom marble vanity. it was one of the features in the house that won my heart over. it is the only full bathroom in the house, but unlike every couple on hgtv i really didn't care about an ensuite. one full bathroom featuring both a bathtub & shower was plently! who wants to clean multiple bathrooms anyways? not me. there was just some minor things i wanted to change to the space & personalize it with my own touch.

step one: the paint

the original colour of the space was a powder blue. i am not big on colour when it comes to wall paint (or anywhere) so i knew i wanted to change it to white. we actually ended up having to paint it TWICE! the first colour i chose turned out just awful, it had a beige tone to it & simply looked like a dirty off white. FARROW AND BALL TO THE RESCUE! i talked with my friend over at dreamy white lifestyles who seems to have done her research when it came to finding the perfect shade of white. i wanted something with no undertones so she recommended her favourite colour all white! farrow and ball's all white in estate emulsion is perfect. it is clean, bright & has that perfect chalky finish. i stuck to farrow and ball's wevet for the trim to match the rest of the house, which is actually a touch darker then the walls & has a slight grey hue to it. it is something you don't notice in the other rooms, but when you put it up to a clean white you finally see the hint of grey! lastly, i painted the door farrow and ball's mole's breath to bring in a touch of grey & pull from those marble veins.

step two: the lighting

the previous lighting in the space was very classy & square, but i tend to lean towards more school house & industrial vibes. the mirror was a huge frameless mirror that i had no intentions of changing, but we accidentally broke it when we painted! so i chose to get both the mirror & light fixtures from restoration hardware. i am obsessed with this store, but we all are.. right?! i am so happy how the shadeless sconce lights look along side the chrome framed mirror. i chose the same school house style light fixture for the spare room & office, but in the bathroom i went for the clear shade instead of the milk glass. the clear shade looks a little more elegant & i love how the vintage edison bulb is visible to match the scones lights.

step three: the hardware

the faucets in the sink, tub & shower are all moen's kingsley line. the hardware, however was not. i managed to find all the matching pieces to moen's kingsley line on wayfair (p.s. yay to free shipping in canada)! they sell the faucets featured in this space too. i installed a toilet paper holder, towel bar, glass shelf & towel hook in the matching chrome finish. the beautiful shelf above the bath is the perfect spot to hold candles as well as a place to rest your glasses/jewlery before you get into the bath tub. the towel hook i installed next to the shower makes it so much easier to just grab your towel before getting out of the shower. it is WAY to cold to get out & search for a towel! lastly, that cute modern farmhouse basket where i store the extra towels is from wayfair as well. it is perfect to hold just about anything in & even comes in a copper finish!!!

step four: the linens

i chose the same rough linen bath makeover that i used in the powder room design. not to sound like a broken record, but i just can't get enough of rough linen's linen! the quality, the texture.. everything about it is perfect. trish (the owner) did such an amazing job sourcing the perfect fabric. featured are the "natural" coloured linens, but i think the grey would look just as amazing! i just saw they released linen baby blankets now too, i kind of want to get one for buddy. she is close enough to a little baby! maybe it would keep her out of my linen bedding every morning, but doubtful.

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