Tips on how to look bright-eyed this holiday season

Tired eyes and dark circles: the most obvious sign that you’ve had a great time (and very little sleep) the night before. Or for the past month. Whatever the reason is, here are tested tips on how we tackle this problem. Continue reading Tips on how to look bright-eyed this holiday season

Looking our Sunday’s best over the holidays

A lot of things happen to us around this time of the year. Some of us are planning cookie bake-offs, some of us are making the final arrangements for the office or a get-together at home. In the end, we all have a social event (of any kind) to attend, and look our best. Continue reading Looking our Sunday’s best over the holidays

Why should we be prepping our skin with oil?

The weatherman said there is a possibility that we’ll see the first snow here in Toronto over the weekend. And having an awesome late-summer temperatures last week for Thanksgiving, it seems the right time to say our thanks to Mother Nature for the lovely September and present to you an important step we add to our beauty regime each year in the middle of October that helps us to counterbalance the harshness of the northern winds. Continue reading Why should we be prepping our skin with oil?

Gluten-free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Whenever there was a celebration in our house (especially when it was someone’s birthday), we made a big cake with everything in it and all the toppings on it. This time around, we are trying a new philosophy Continue reading Gluten-free Ice Cream Sandwiches

The other kind of chip

Some days we crave the crunchy. And the baked apples are okay, but what we really really need is a bowl of chips. So if you are like us, and have an apple and some time to spare, why not make apple chips. The recipe is very easy and needs only two ingredients. Each time we make it, we overcome the great urge to cave in and pop open that bag of potato chips we have saved for those “just in case” moments. And this has kept us going potato-free for three whole months. Continue reading The other kind of chip

Being peachy keen

It’s late August. We are nearing the end of another summer. But each year around this time, the markets and grocery stores are proudly displaying those lovely round shapes of peaches. I love the smell that ripe peaches give away, it brings memories from my childhood: us girls sitting on the porch burying our faces into what at that time seemed like a giant orange sphere, and the sticky nectar dripping all over our hands and feet. So what should I do with this summer’s ray of sunshine, to make it more memorable: a cobbler, a sorbet, a coffee cake, or an organic chemical peel? Crazy I know, but if you bear with me, I will try to write down all the reasons why I would try a peach facial this time around. Continue reading Being peachy keen

A simple pick me up

The title says it all: this is a recipe for a cheesecake that can make all things better, especially on those days when nothing else will cut it. First of all, it is special because it’s rectangular. Also, we make it as our special treat (please don’t judge the way we think about desert). Moreover, the entire cake is made from scratch, making it even more special. And lastly, if you let it rest in the fridge overnight, once you dig into each of the layers your taste buds will sing with each bite. Continue reading A simple pick me up