6 Downtown Dartmouth Lunch Spots Worth the Ferry Ride

These restaurants in Downtown Dartmouth are the hidden lunch gems of the HRM. They may be a bridge drive or ferry ride away if you work in Halifax, but they’re worth the trip. Take a nice (extra long) lunch break tomorrow and treat yourself to some amazing local eats. Continue reading “6 Downtown Dartmouth Lunch Spots Worth the Ferry Ride”


The Perfect Halifax Date for: the one who likes hole-in-the-wall places

The first in an ongoing series of date ideas for those of you who are hitting planner’s block when it comes to your significant other (or your friends/family). This blog will give you the perfect date in Halifax for the one who likes hole in the wall places. Whether it’s a casual Friday, or a more special occaision, you want to make sure you avoid getting into a rut or a routine. Read on for the details:

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Nutella French Toast Rollups (aka heaven)

Although I am quite the advocate for overflowing spoonfuls of Nutella as a legitimate snack, there are some pretty cool things you can also do with it. If you’re looking for an easy brunch item, these Nutella French Toast Rollups are the perfect blend between guest appropriate and self-satisfying. 


Sliced Bread (I use Villagio because it’s fluffy)


Choice Fruit (I suggest strawberries)

2 eggs

3 tablespoons milk

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon

Butter (for greasing the pan)

Maple syrup (dipping)


  1. Trim the crust from the bread and flatten it out with a rolling pin.
  2. Spread a thin layer of Nutella over the piece of bread, and add a line of fruit of your choice (I suggest strawberries) to the top edge.
  3. Roll the bread up and repeat until they’re all filled.
  4. Whisk egg and milk in a shallow bowl or pie plate.
  5. Mix cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl or pie plate. 
  6. Heat a skillet on medium and melt a tablespoon of butter.
  7. Add the rolls to the egg coating and roll until all sides are covered.
  8. Put the rolls seam side down on the pan and turn until browned all over.
  9. Place hot rolls in the cinnamon sugar mixture and roll until covered.
  10. Serve on a plate, dusted in icing sugar with maple syrup for dipping (or some more melted Nutella)

For an interesting twist, replace the line of fruit with a strip of already fried bacon for a sweet and salty treat 🍽.

Happy brunching



Secret Spinach Dip

To honor the beginning of a food loving era and the continuation of a food loving life, I wanted to let you all in on my secret spinach dip recipe. What’s the secret you say? Well the secret is that it only takes four simple ingredients.

Ha ha. You say: that’s not possible.

But friends, it is.

To anyone who has had my spinach dip I hope you enjoyed its cheesy gooey garlicy goodness as much as I always do. To anyone who hasn’t: get ready for the easiest cheese induced coma of your life.  Continue reading “Secret Spinach Dip”

You wear what you eat

Many people say “you are what you eat”. I’m not sure what this means exactly, but I take it in loose translation to say that I am a weird mixture of bacon, Nutella and maple syrup. I already have the sweet and salty personality, now all I need is an a makeover.

Now, to honour burger week, this piece is on how you can wear what you eat: burger style.  Continue reading “You wear what you eat”