Showing posts from July, 2020

Travel: Terre Bleu Lavender Farm, Ontario, Canada

It's summer here and usually, we'd be frolicking in a lavender field by now. I'm a sucker for lavender!!! If you've ever been to our place, mostly all the scents that will attack your senses are lavender. And even when we travel, I tend to gravitate towards lavender products. Especially room and linen sprays. It's just so calming and inviting, like a homey scent where you just want to lift your feet and relax (more like shove) the stressful day away. One thing I love about living in Ontario is that it's sooo big so it offers so many different wonders. We could literally be a small country. There are so many different special places just a few minutes or hours drive away. Cottage country is about an hour away, Niagara Falls is 2 hours away, to chill by the lake is about 20-30 minutes away, and to get to the Prime Minister is a 4-hour drive away. I like experiencing new things and discovering new places. But just to clarify, I am not a fan of the outdoors

Recipe: Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger

When quarantine hits you hard and all you really want is a juicy and crispy chicken burger. There's something so comforting about fried chicken. I LOVE FRIED CHICKEN. And when you marry it with all the different flavours and make it into a sandwich... it's epic. It's the middle of quarantine and we were craving for fried chicken. I bought a whole carton of buttermilk to make some pancakes and obviously, I immediately thought felt a light shining directing my thoughts to making buttermilk fried chicken. And maaaaan.... it was glorious. Move over, Zinger! What's the deal with buttermilk anyways? Buttermilk is the liquid end product from churning cream to make butter. Hence, it's the milk. Just like any other food item you squeeze milk out from (almonds, cashews, cows 😉).... that's the milk. But why let the chicken swim in it? Well, because of it's high acidity, buttermilk helps in tenderizing the proteins, breaking it up a bit. This then produce