Happy Pants Cafe by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff | Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway – Signed Paperbacks!

Pretty Girls Read Books

Three Winners will receive 
EIGHT Signed Paperbacks Each! 
Books 1-4, 
BAD TASTE IN MEN by Kylie Gilmore and 
LOVE BY DESIGN by Elizabeth
Believe in the Pants?
summer, thousands secretly flock to a tiny yet charming hole-in-the-wall known
as The Happy Pants Café.  And what are they searching for?  It’s not
coffee.  And it’s not pants. It’s true love, and they find it!
So what’s
with the quirky name and what, exactly, is the café’s big secret? Harper
Branton, a columnist for the San Francisco Tribune, who’d sooner believe in
unicorns than in true love, is about to find out.  And it’s the perfect
story to save her train wreck of a career.
Too bad
she’s got competition. He’s sexy, he’s arrogant, and he thinks she’s
crazy.(Perhaps a little dangerous, too.) What kind of person doesn’t

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Afternoon Tea at Rose House Vancouver

A Day in Wish's Life

Yesterday, I went to another Afternoon Tea place in Kerrisdale, Vancouver. I wouldn’t have know about this location if it weren’t from some friends in the cosplay community! The place is super hidden. The outside sign wasn’t very fancy so it was hard to spot the place being one of the tea stores.

For more detailed review, please visit this blog where I collaborate the post with my friend.

1 The outside is pretty meh.. not very eye catching.. BUT INSIDE, however,6OMG! A COLLECTION OF THEIR TEA SETS – SO CUTE! ❤

More displays… From the shop’s business card, a man named Robert Huang founded the place. He is actually one well known artist for Rose paintings…

7Apparently the tea shop is a chain? Seems to have one in London, New York, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo…

4Tea pots~ I order a black tea named “Royal Blend”


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Pigging out in Romania

Derek and Keelie take on Europe

As I mentioned in a previous post, we felt like two piggies rolling home after our recent trip. This was, in part, due to us over-indulging in everything we could lay our hands on, but also due to the fact that the local Romanian dishes are hearty, comforting, and heavy!

Because the small chimney cake just wasn't big enough... Because the small chimney cake just wasn’t big enough…

As I have also mentioned before, pork is a staple that is served either with, inside, or on top of almost everything. The pork fest starts bright and early at breakfast, which, in my opinion, is a rather odd affair in Romania. On our first morning in Targu Mures, we were excited to try an authentic breakfast but were slightly puzzled by the array of dishes that arrived one by one at our table. First a plate of whole raw leeks and chillies, then a spread of cold meats and cheeses…

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Eating in Tokyo

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Whilst in Tokyo, we still ate out a lot, though didn’t find any local dishes to try as such. We also realised on our last morning that, sacrilege, we hadn’t actually eaten any sushi! So, fish aside, here’s what we ate, and where we drink whilst in the capital. On our…

portobello mushroom salad

Journey for Jessi

portobello mushroom salad--journey for jessi

As a pescatarian, I revel in the beauty that is the Portobello Mushroom.  It is such a good vegetarian replacement for a burger patty or steak, and they are also great for stuffing or grilling!  Last week, I had an amazing salad with roasted Portobello mushrooms, summer squash, and peppers at a restaurant. I wanted to try to recreate this salad, but my fridge was lacking in the vegetable department.  The result though, was a Portobello Mushroom Salad, and it was delicious!

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20 Summer Tomato Recipes and Techniques (including rescuing and freezing!)

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Hot, Cheap & Easy

Here it is finally, a round-up of recipes for using summer tomatoes, including rescuing tomatoes past their prime and processing for freezing (without the trouble of canning!). Bookmark this one….

1. The Easiest of All: Chopped Tomato Sauce

Light and beautiful, any kind of tomatoes will do, as long as they are garden fresh! Light and beautiful, any kind of tomatoes will do, as long as they are garden fresh!

2. Speedy Bruschetta (great for using up tomatoes past their prime salad days)

A lovely way to start a meal (or grate some cheese over and call it a movie snack) A lovely way to start a meal (or grate some cheese over and call it a movie snack)

3. Pan-Roasted Cherry, Grape or Sungold Tomatoes (Oil-Free options and another way to use up those minis gone soft)

Beautiful char; ready for breakfast or bruschettaBeautiful char; ready for breakfast or bruschetta

4. Grilled Cherry Tomato Salad or Burger Topper

This recipe has terrible photos so I am not using them here, but great flavor. This recipe has terrible photos so I am not using them here, but great flavor. Try it!

5. Roasted Plum Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil

Bung these in the oven while roasting other veggies! Bung these in the oven while…

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