Recipe | Winter Veg TWO Ways✌️

The following is a sponsored post on behalf of Whole Foods Market but all opinions, words, and photos are unbiasedly mine.

OK, Vancouver Island. We need to talk. This whole winter weather thing you have going on isn’t a great look for you. I mean yea the white-topped trees and the beautiful blustery skies are pretty and all but c’mon. It’s March. It’s not like we’re the prairies or the east coast! Out here on the west coast we usually see bright pops of pink and yellow from the cherry blossoms and daffodils yet you have Nanaimo covered in snow. SNOW!!

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Recipes | Black Lavender Tea Shortbread Cookies

I love a good cookie recipe. Classics like chocolate chip, peanut butter and ginger are my usual go-to’s when I feel like getting my bake on but this time ’round I wanted to try something new.


I have a ton of Black Lavender tea from when we visited Teafarm a few weeks back so I decided to use some of it for my spring-inspired Lavender Shortbread!

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OH MY GOODNESS. Who would have thought that we’d hit a one year anniversary!? Not us. But we’re super excited and happy and all other positive adjectives – I think giddy is a fitting one. When we began this blog we really had no idea what the reception would be like. We were happy even if 10 people read our blog, let alone 300+. We’re also constantly blown away by readers from outside of Nanaimo and Canada. Just last week we had a huge surge in readers from Slovakia. It’s pretty neat that we have that kind of reach and that people from all over the world are coming to read about Nanaimo. To commemorate our one year anniversary, we thought we’d revisit some of our favourite posts over the last year. So, whether you’ve been with us since the beginning, or are new to our blog, come take a walk down memory lane with us!

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