has to be dark to be good. I am obsessed with quality and only savour the best I can find. That being said, I am a complete and utter chocoholic and rarely choose a dessert that doesn’t contain this food of the gods. My parents recently went to Paris (without me,  for the second time this year, not that I’m bitter about it) and brought me back a small tin of chocolates from Fauchon. The next time they try to go without me, I’m sending them to Pierre Hermé.

…has to be strong, dark and aromatic. I started drinking coffee when I was sixteen, although back then it was more like taking milk and sugar with a splash of coffee. It has always been my mother’s favourite morning ritual, brewing the coffee and then relaxing with it on the couch, watching the birds in the backyard and letting the heat warm and awaken her. Now it’s my favourite morning ritual too, the one time of the day I have completely to myself to relax and wake up slowly. It also doesn’t hurt that nothing pairs better with a fine piece of chocolate than a steaming shot of perfectly made espresso.

…I started baking at a very young age, helping my mother shape cookie dough into mounds, then later chopping carrots for my father, who  appreciated having such an enthusiastic sous chef. It was not until I moved away to university, living alone in the beautiful city of Montreal, that I realized how little I knew about cooking. That first year was a tumultuous time of trial and error, yet along the way I learned to love the act of preparing food for myself and even held small dinner parties in my studio apartment. My favourite foods are those that require very little effort to coax incredible flavour from: fresh Nova Scotian scallops that ask for only a quick flash in the pan, an apple picked straight from the tree, greens from the farmer’s market.

About Lindsay
I aim to take pleasure in everything I do, from running to eating to the small things in everyday life. I love to travel and can’t wait to visit France (Paris!), Italy, Greece, to soak in the culture and of course the local cuisine. Writing has also always been a passion of mine, and while at school I had a column in the newspaper for writing recipes and other musings on food. I strive for balance in living and on my plate, and believe that diversity and novelty are the keys to maintaining a little excitement for both.


3 Responses to “About”

  1. Bec Says:

    I found your blog through coffee talk, I live in Canada too!

  2. Chocolate-Covered Katie Says:

    Hey Miss Beautiful Linds,

    It’s Katie from the Chocolate-Covered Vegan blog. I hope you don’t mind that I’m leaving you such a looooooong comment. I was going to send you an email, but couldn’t find your address. So I feel awful taking up so much space here– feel free to delete this comment after you respond! My reason for writing this is that I’ve been wanting to move my blog to wordpress… but I’m scared! I’m not very tech-saavy, and I don’t want to lose everything or make an unfixable choice that I end up regretting.

    I know that you moved your blog from blogger to wordpress, and from what I can tell, it seems that you did it perfectly– all your old blog posts from blogger still exist in their entirety on your new blog. One of the cautions I keep seeing about moving blogs is that one’s pictures don’t import properly. Does this mean that you have to go back to every single one of your old blog posts (I have over 400) and re-upload the photos from those posts? What about posts where you’ve linked to other pages in your blog?

    When you import your blog to wordpress, does it automatically get deleted from its blogspot location? Or can you keep the blogspot location too if you later decide you made a mistake?

    As for readers, did you lose readers/page views or gain them after you moved? I’m afraid I might lose readers because a lot of my blog traffic seems to come from people clicking on my name in other peoples’ blogrolls, and if those people don’t update their blogrolls with my new address, the link won’t work anymore.

    Sorry to bother you with all these questions! Gosh, I wish I had just started out in wordpress to begin with! I bet you probably felt the same way before you moved; wordpress just seems so much more organized than blogger.

    Anyway, thanks for reading this long email, and I hope your weekend is going fabulously!

    Katie (CCV)

    P.S. You are awesome! And truly, you are gorgeous; just thought you should know :o)

  3. Chocolate-Covered Katie Says:

    Oh, and my email address is veggieprincess@msn.com, or you can just respond here or on my yucky old blogger site, whatever’s easiest. (And don’t worry about getting a reply back to me anytime soon… I know I asked a lot of questions and I know you’re a busy bee girl!)

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