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Happy New Year // Eggs in Purgatory

Happy New Year, everyone!

I am currently recovering from New Years festivities. I went pretty hard last night and I hope you guys did too. Just remember, it’s all in the name of celebrating a whole new year full of adventures! I have been excited for 2017 to start since January of 2016 (for many reasons) and I am so happy that it is finally here. The New Year offers a chance to start off on a clean slate and set your mind on what you are going to achieve this year in your life.

I have many plans for this year. First is to get this blog rollin’. I’ve had some time off from my job these past few weeks and have rediscovered my passion for cooking and blogging. Believe me when I say I have been happy to share my recipes with you all… but I’m going to the next level in 2017. This means lots more content coming your way! Not only stepping it up with my recipes, but with bringing you more of a sense of what local BC food is all about, showing you the best places to eat and drink in Vancouver, providing more entertaining tips (perhaps with a fashion component?) and who knows, maybe I’ll figure out how to do an Instagram story for you guys!

I’m also planning on posting some great vacation spots (since I haven’t posted ANY in 2016)…which brings me to my second goal: GO ON MORE TRIPS! I have set my sights on some key places in BC that you can visit on a day-trip kinda thing and some local weekend getaways. And of course, there are obviously some international adventures that I have already packed my bags for (hello London, England! and maybe Italy!).

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Finally, in order to bring you the best recipes out there, I am setting a goal to be more organized! This is specifically related to my methods of recipe testing. Right now, I’m scribbling my recipes down on random pieces of paper (sometimes even napkins) which results in me mixing up my trials. At minimum, I test my recipes three times (for recipes that I am confident in), even more if I am putting together a new recipe…so you can imagine how much paper I go through. I think that this is a relatively simple fix for me (just go pick up a blank notebook) and my life will be a lot easier!

But before I get on with these goals… I need some brunch. Brunch is my absolute favourite meal of the day, and I always opt for something savoury. My recipe for Eggs in Purgatory is just the ticket. Eggs are poached in this spicy tomato sauce, which is slopped up with garlic-rubbed toast. Are you drooling right now? I am. Because it really doesn’t get better than this. Well, maybe with a mimosa, or two 😉

Brunch is always a good idea. See the full recipe here!

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