Friday’s Inspiration

“How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours”

  – Wayne Dyer




White Chocolate Raspberry and Milk Chocolate Scones

For as long as I can remember I have loved scones. White chocolate raspberry, chocolate, blueberry, you name it–you really can’t go wrong with scones.

Though there are so many scone recipes out there, I knew that I had to make White Chocolate Raspberry Scones. After Kasey showed me a Milk Chocolate scone recipe with both white chocolate and peanut butter chocolate chips, we both agreed that solely making the raspberry scones would be criminal—so we made both.

The verdict? Two thumbs up for the White Chocolate Raspberry scones taken from The Vintage Mixer via Pinterest (what a great site by the way) and 1.5 thumbs up for the chocolate scones via The Joy of Baking. Though both were equally as delicious, there is no denying that the White Chocolate Raspberry scones were exceptional. While the Milk Chocolate scones were great, I do wish they were a little more scone-like as the texture of them reminded me of a cupcake. The good news? I have found a recipe that I truly love and the nice thing about scones is that you can always substitute. I would love to try adding blueberries to the White Chocolate Raspberry recipe next time around.

Tip: I would encourage bakers to double the recipe. Though each recipe made 8 scones, they were relatively small (they freeze well, so throw the extras in the freezer for a later date).

Chocolate Scones (we added peanut butter chocolate chips)


White Chocolate Raspberry Scones (we “floured” the raspberries to avoid bleeding throughout the dough)

Bon Appetit!

Jacqueline Suzanne’s

It’s been far too long since I have last raved and ranted about the great places to dine in Calgary. Though I have not written for quite some time, I cannot go without mentioning one of the many restaurants that I have visited in the last couple of months–Jacqueline Suzanne’s.

After the lovely Tanya recommend this little gem of a restaurant in the heart of Inglewood, I knew that Jacqueline Suzanne’s would be the perfect place to take my mom for Mothers Day. As I predicted, Tanya’s recommendation was a brilliant one.

Though the restaurant itself may be understated from the outside, it is anything but understated on the inside. From Victorian-esque pictures on the walls to the gigantic couches, you not only feel like you’re somewhere special but also feel right at home. Aside from the cozy vintage environment filled with “rich burgundy and green damask amongst table and chairs”, the food is amazing–as good, if not better than The Coup. I can only assume that their dinner menu is equally as impressive and am very much looking forward to going back.

Happy dining at Jacqueline Suzanne’s!


Instagram Love

For those moments when I just dont have my camera on hand…

How I adore my new Remington Rand 1933 typewriter:

And my cat…

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.

– Gustave Flaubert

Hard Work Pays Off

“People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, they visualize in their minds that they are not quitters; they will not allow life’s circumstances to push them down and hold them under.”