(Small Talk) Trip to Vancouver + Pear Link Love

Vancouver

The floating homes on Granville island.

I’ve been doing this food blogging thing for just over 5 years now, and last week I headed to Vancouver with my fellow Canadian food bloggers for my first ever blogging conference. I mostly went to meet people who are as crazy as me about taking pictures and sharing their food, because sometimes you want to feel like you may not be the only weirdo in a room. ;) I won’t bore you with all the details but I will say that I had a blast, met a lot of new and old friends (finally in person!), came home with a lot to think about and some new inspiration as to where I’m headed, and ate a lot of really good food all day long. I think I’m still full from how much I ate.

Vancouver was absolutely breathtaking. I’ve been before, but not since I was a teen and we were almost always just passing through. It was a lot of fun to do a bit more exploring and  I thought I’d share a few pics from the city with you. It’s well worth the visit.

Vancouver

Just outside the Four Seasons.

Long ago I started doing a “small talk” post on the weekends to share some life stuff (ok, I think I only did it once) and I thought I might revive that again. It probably won’t be something I do every week but sometimes I have a little more that I want to share with you that doesn’t fit into a regular blog post. I’ve also been wanting, for a while now, to start sharing some link love to recipes and sites that I have found delicious and inspiring throughout the week. So, I thought I’d combine it all into one post for those who are interested. And if you’re not, that’s totally fine too. We can still be creepy internet friends. :)

Vancouver

Fall in Stanley Park.

This is one of my new friends, Jo-Anna. She lives only a few hours away and we discovered that we have a lot in common. I have a feeling that if you like my recipes you will like hers too. We have a very similar cooking style, and that is – simple. She also shares some pretty awesome easy, yet stunning, projects for the home. We went for a long walk during our afternoon free-time, to discover more of Vancouver, and it was one of my favourite parts of the conference! Head on over to her blog to say, hi!

Pear Link Love

There are tons of blogs that inspire me and that I cook from every day. So it’s about time I start sharing the love. This week I’ve had pears on my mind so naturally all things pear stuck out to me. You can bet a few of these healthy and delicious recipes are on my to-make list this week!

Since you were patient enough to read all the way to the bottom of this post I will reward you with a sneak peak of what is ahead for this week…. psssst… it’s going to be Pizza Week! Stay tuned for pizzeria-style whole wheat pizza dough, my favourite sauce, and a brand new pizza recipe! Enjoy your Sunday!

P.S. Do you have a favourite pear recipe you’d like to share?