Cold weather is hot drinks weather and it just feels so good to be wrapped in the warmest of knits, and hands around a piping hot drink that doesn’t taste like water. One of my favourite afternoon tea spots, The Urban Tea Merchant, is temporarily closed for renovation but they do have a pop up shop at Nordstrom in Pacific Centre. I was invited to their media event and visit their shop a couple of weeks ago and got a sneak peek of some upcoming new teas (with a macaron to nibble on!)
Hi!! It’s been a few days; if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you might’ve seen some pictures taken from Seattle. I was there during the long weekend and though I’ve been down many times, it was great having a friend who was living there to take me around to places I never been before! One of the highlights of my short and sweet trip was a stopping at Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room.
I stay in the Richmond/Vancouver bubble way too much. Langley is pretty much a foreign city to me, as foreign as Japan or LA. So on our weekend getaway from Harrison Hot Springs, my friends showed me a picture of a waffle at Kraus Berry Farm and my stomache was ready. (I was like that Arthur meme, have you seen that picture of him with that C: face and ready to go?!)
Going to the gym has made me more lazy…I have a lot of exciting new posts coming up and it’s taking me a while for me to write my posts! Also working out has made me more self aware of what I’m eating. I’m very lucky to be situated in a workplace that is surrounded with a LOT of food options. Even when I bring lunch, I end up getting a soup/coffee/ice cream/croissant…I can’t help it! At home, my dinner is usually more healthy conscious, and usually…not as exciting. Fortunately, my family does the cooking and we all love a change in our meals once in a while. When Chefs Plate reached out about trying their meal-kit delivery service, I jumped on right away! My cooking skills are anything but amazing and they make it sound easy enough!
I have hard time struggling to eat a well balanced meal – what are vegetables?! One of the only ways for me to be happily eating endless sticks of carrots and broccoli is a good dipping sauce. Vancouver based Habibi’s Mediterranean Foods not only focuses in delivering the most traditional hummus, but also other vegetarian recipes that focuses on traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. I only discovered Baba Ganoush this year when some of my coworkers got it in and since then I’ve been after different Baba Ganoush dips! I got to try some of that and more!