Monthly Favourites January 2017
Hi everyone! Can you believe that we are over a month past Christmas? Where did January fly? Are you counting down the days until Spring? Summer? Looking at your warm weather wardrobe? I may be just a tiny tiny bit, but can you blame me with all this cold weather we’ve been having? We have been going through a super cold spurt – like minus 25 degrees with the wind chill. I swear, I’m not built for this. Bundle me up nice and warm, ya know? On the positive side, at least with the cold weather we can stay inside all cozy and eat all the comfort food 🙂 Anyway, let’s get to it. Let’s have a look at what’s been going on around here this past month!
RECIPES I’VE POSTED THIS MONTH –
FOOD & FOOD RELATED SHINNANIGANS –
Below are some delish recipes from friends and fellow food bloggers. I’m diggin’ these recipes and I’m sure you will too!
Masala Chai Spiced Tea from Spiced (pictured below and photo credit). I’m trying to reduce my coffee consumption….not all together, of course (I’m not that crazy), so this tea makes things a lot easier. Plus, with all those warm spices like cinnamon and star anise, how could you possibly go wrong?
Coconut Shrimp from Beyond the Chicken Coop (pictured below and photo credit). Coconut shrimp are one of my all time favourite appies. No joke. Love them and if I see them on a menu anywhere, I have to order. And you know anything homemade is that much better and this recipe just hits the spot!
Roman Meatballs with Arrabbiata Sauce from Kevin is Cooking (pictured below and photo credit). We made this. Well, hubby did (shout out to hubby) and it was amaze balls <—-see what I did there 😀 Seriously, though, you need to try this recipe. Soooo good! And even better with wine, but you already knew I was gonna say that, didn’t you 😉 ? And bonus points for hubby, he made homemade pasta to go along with!
Cristela Alonzo’s comedy special on Netflix called Lower Classy. I first saw her doing an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and she is one funny chick. She was promoting her comedy special, so hubby and I checked it out and laughed our little buns off!
Taboo on FX. It’s a 8 episode mini series based in the 1800s and starring Tom Hardy. It is so interesting. I was sad to discover it’s only a mini series, but definitely worth watching.
Have you guys seen The Secret Life of Pets? Ok, it’s a cartoon, of course, and I am a huge animal lover and proud fur baby momma, so I adored this movie. Hubby and I watched it one weekend and it was such an entertaining, cute movie. Highly recommend this one.
I’ve mentioned my love for Elle King’s music before. I’ve heard a couple of her songs and really enjoy both of them. I was gifted her record Love Stuff for Christmas and have been playing the whole thing non stop. I love all the songs, but I think my favourite is actually a non main stream one – ‘I Told You I was Mean.’
‘Shape of You‘ by Ed Sheeran – once again, Ed Sheeran hits a home run. Great song!
‘HandClap‘ by Fitz and the Tantrums. If this don’t help ya get your groove on, I don’t know what will? It’s hard not to move, when you listen to this one!
So, you know that I’m often talking about what a unique place Newfoundland is? Well, I came across something. We actually made it on a National Geographic list – Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime. Generally speaking, they mentioned the coast of Newfoundland & Labrador, but also Fogo Island, which is an area in our province (like a State in the U.S.). How cool is that? And just check out The Fogo Island Inn. This is nothing short of amazing! Talk about getting away from it all! Absolutely breathtaking, isn’t it?
Hope you’ve enjoyed my Monthly Favourites January 2017. Do you have any favourites that you came across this past month? I’d love to hear about ’em! Drop me a line below!
Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon 🙂
P.S. If you missed my last Monthly Favourites, you can check it out here!