A Month Ago Today, I Wrote This Eulogy For My Mother…

Our mother loved Christmas. She loved the tree, the decorations, the food, so much food! She loved the fairy on the top of the tree that never stayed on right but we still kept for as long as either me or Ross can remember. She loved the long process of making the pudding, crafting our…

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The Road To 5K: The End Of Week Two

And so I come to the end of week 2 and get my nifty new app skin to not even pay attention to other that when I press ‘Start Workout’ and bitch about why my Spotify isn’t working.  Spending two weeks jogging around my neighbourhood has made me realize that a lot of people use…

How I Met The Canadian One

People always ask me ‘How did you and The Canadian One meet?’, ‘Why is your blog called The Ketchup War?’ and ‘Why is the printer beeping? Can you come fix it?” To answer that last question first, I have no idea. I’ll turn it off and turn it on and if that doesn’t work, I’ll…

The Road To 5K: Day 3

And so I come to the end of my first week of training. In a mere 6 days, I’ve gone from a couch-loving, Netflix-watching Irish girl to a couch-loving, Netflix-watching Irish girl who can also jog a 3.5km without dying. Much. Dying much.  “I hate healthy living. There’s no alcohol and you have to jog.”…

Vegan Chickpea Curry Soup

I always try to keep chickpeas on hand. I buy dried chickpeas in bulk, soak 3-4 cups of them overnight and then rinse them and boil them for 1.5 hours the next day. Once cooled, I freeze them in 2 cup measurements in Ziploc baggies. Then, whenever I want chickpeas, I just defrost a baggie and boom,…