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5 Ways to Flavour Sugar

Wednesday July 31, 2013 by Alexandra C.



I'm a self confessed sweet-toothed sugar addict. You got a dessert you don't want anymore? I'll take it off your hands for you, free of charge. Now, I'd never say something so blasphemous as 'sugar can get boring' but I will say that once in a while, you need a flavour kick to jazz it up a bit. 

This is where flavouring sugar comes in. Flavouring sugar is similar to infusing an alcohol....

We Love Fridays: 10 Pretty Things

Friday July 12, 2013 by Alexandra C.



Hey chicks! What are you up to this weekend? I have a few outings and lunches planned and of course, I love to fill my weekends with some obligatory shopping and DIY'ing! 

For inspiration, I scoured the internet for a few pretty picks: 

5 Pretty Things To Buy


1. Gold Bumble Bee Bobby Pins (C$19.02): I am in love with these sweet and charming bobby pins. They make a casual updo look more put...

8 Summery Frozen Treats

Thursday July 11, 2013 by Alexandra C.



I cannot handle this heat, ladies. Walking outside is like walking into an oven. Who's with me?

But enough complaining. We want to look on the bright side (scratch that, we want to look on the cool, air conditioned side) of this summer instead. To help keep a cool head, I've been chilling out in the kitchen. 

For example, I was inspired by our spa water recipes and have been...

We Love Foodie Fridays: Favourite Food Trends for Summer

Friday July 5, 2013 by Alexandra C.



So far, this has pretty much been the summer of food. Not that this is special in any way. Most of my summer, scratch that, most of my life revolves around food. However, this summer I've definitely made it my mission to test out as many new foods and restaurants as possible. Chicks, I think I've become a bit of a foodie!

While I previously did my daily read of beauty and fashion blogs every...

Long Weekend Guide: Cocktails, Appetizers and Fun Ideas

Thursday June 27, 2013 by Alexandra C.



For us Northern chicks it is almost Canada Day. This means two things: Yay Canada! and Yay long weekend! The Southern chicks shouldn't feel left out though because July 4th is just around the corner. 

How will you be spending your extra time off?

If you're in need of some inspiration, you've come to the right place. We have drink recipes, a few ideas for munchies, some great backyard activities...

Refreshing Summer Drink: Tea Soda Recipe

Wednesday June 19, 2013 by Alexandra C.



The other day, I happened upon a tea shop right around the corner from CA HQ. I stopped and tried a white lavender tea soda. It was sweet, bubbly, refreshing and like a sparkling party in my mouth. What I mean to say is, it was super delish and I wanted more. 

When I thought about what went into the tea soda, I thought: dude, I could totally do this myself. And guess what, I totally did. 

ChickAdvisor Berry Bake Off + Easy Summer Dessert Recipes

Tuesday June 11, 2013 by Alexandra C.



There's nothing like a little friendly competition, right? Since joining us at ChickAdvisor, our newest co-op Shannon has been bragging about her culinary skills. Obviously, being the resident CA baker, I took offence. Word to the wise: no creeping in on my territory. So, this past week, after a month or so of trash talking each other, Shannon and I decided to put our chops to the test in a bake...

10 No-Heat Meals To Keep Your Summer Cool

Thursday June 6, 2013 by Alexandra C.



When the summer hits us here in Toronto, the heat hits, too. And I don't know about you, but the last thing I want to do when it gets crazy sweltering hot out, is to slave away over an equally sweltering hot stove. When it's too hot out to cook, what should you do? Why, reach for this handy list of 10 dish ideas that require very little or no heat!


1. Gazpacho: This chilled soup is refreshing and...

Dessert: Easy 'No-Bake' Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie Recipe

Tuesday May 28, 2013 by Diana



If I were tasked with bringing dessert to a summer BBQ, chances are I would walk in (proudly!) with fudge oat bars from Starbucks. I have never been much of a baker. However, after watching The Pioneer Woman last weekend, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try making what looked like the most mouth-watering dessert ever. What drew me in was the no-bake factor (obviously), but most of all the...

How To Plan the Perfect Picnic

Thursday May 23, 2013 by Alexandra C.



One of the best parts of great weather (besides being able to wear cute skirts and dresses), is being able to eat outdoors. A warm breeze, sunshine, a glass of wine and a delicious plate shared with friends - doesn't that sound great? 

If you aren't a regular picnicker, what are you waiting for?! While dinner parties can be stuffy, a picnic is informal and intimate. It's an easy...

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