Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Munching on these suckers as we speak. It's pretty late into the night but Kyle is asleep. my mom used to make these all the time when we were kids. I remember being so impressed with how she printed each cookie with that fork.


I made a few tweeks here and there but pretty much the original recipe on the site. Comfort treats to the rescue! They really hit the spot.

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm
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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Arctic Northern Lights


What a time to be alive. Tonight we bundled up in our parkas, took out my tripod and headed out just in time to see the northern lights glimmer and dance. I am so grateful to be able to see and experience this. Can't wait for our camping trips out here in Iqaluit!

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm
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Monday, 26 September 2016

Iqaluit's Animal Shelter

I have been meaning to involve myself in the animal shelter here. Our friend has been fostering Mojo from the animal shelter, a beautiful pittbull (mix) and he is just the most loving creature. He came to her with an extreme broken-out skin allergic-reaction and she has done an absolute amazing job getting his coat back to being as handsome as ever.

Iqaluit's animal shelter:

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 85mm 1.2
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Parkas for Iqaluit


There were many things to consider purchasing moving up to Iqaluit, but if there was one thing I wanted to make sure I had, it was a parka. A warm parka. Canada Goose seems to be a very popular option up here, but we thought we would look into an environmentally friendly alternative that would provide equal or similar warmth.

In the end I decided to go with the brand Hemp Hoodlamb. This is the description they give on their website:

Ladies' Noordic Parka

We made the Noordic Parka for those urban-outdoorsy women who want a tough-as-nails jacket that is form flattering and offers protection in extreme weather. Made from ultra-strong hemp herringbone fabric, and lined with our super soft SatifurTM, this parka truly strikes the perfect balance between style and function. The Noordic Parka features HoodLamb’s signature innovations including secret pockets, thumbholes, our new super luxurious “fauxy” fur trim and built-in backpack straps for easy carrying.
COMPOSITION
Shell: 55% hemp, 45% organic cotton herringbone
Lining: 20% hemp, 35% recycled PET, 45% Acrylic SatifurTM
Insulation: Organic Thermore® Rinnova Eco-lining made from 100% recycled polyester fibers from post-consumer PET bottles



I was thrilled when they were ready to be picked up at the post office this past week!

Winter is yet to come and how well this parka will endure the months ahead I don't know. Once the blizzards hit, I will do an updated review - as of now, what I know is the quality of the parka seems detail oriented and it does a great job of keeping the wind out. It is a pretty heavy parka which I very much appreciate!



Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 85mm 1.2
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Friday, 23 September 2016

Iqaluit Fog

I have not been here long but I have heard a good amount of complaints regarding fog because it causes delays in scheduled flights outbound. I understand why. Magnificent as it is, the fog here masks the city in it's haze. When I looked outside this morning, I bundled myself up, seized the opportunity and asked my camera to accompany me.


Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Australia to Iqaluit

 This time last year I was making my way up and along the east coast of Australia. Last night I was looking back on a blog post I had written here in 2013 hinting at my desire to make it out to the land down under. Last year I made that vision manifest and spent just about a year there. I can't say everything was smooth sailing - but how important it is to visualise your dreams and ambitions!

Fast forward to now, I am here in Iqaluit preparing to embrace what it really means to be cold.

If one thing, travel has always helped me gain perspective and let go of the trivial things in life.


Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Kitchen Garden in Iqaluit

 I've always appreciated having plants around the house.

We would love to get lots of plants and fill our home with greenery but we are a bit worried for them as winter is coming. Which means darkness is coming.

As you can see, I have made a little family of growing veggies on our kitchen window sill above the sink.

To prepare for the coming days of darkness we have ordered a LED plant light on Amazon. It has not come in the mail yet, but I will give a comprehensive review once it does.

This is the light that we ordered:

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm
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Monday, 19 September 2016

Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park in Iqaluit

The weather has not been quite as mild out the past few weeks, but before the temperature dropped Kyle and I were able to visit Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park and boy is it ever beautiful. I cannot wait to make the trek back out there once the snow falls. It will be another world of amazing.

You can visit the link below to find out more about the national park:


Sweater: http://shop.lululemon.com/

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm
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Friday, 16 September 2016

Ruby Red


The red on these little guys was stunning. Iqaluit you cease to impress.

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm



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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Italian Espresso Maker

I have coveted my very own Italian stovetop espresso maker for so long. I found mine just before coming to Iqaluit in a thrift shop in Montreal for dirt cheap. It has since become my dearest friend with the arrival of every morning. Up here, soy lattes aren't a thing in coffee shops, so at home is where all the magic happens. To morning cups of coffee!

Italian Espresso Maker: http://www.bialetti.com/coffee/stovetop/moka-express-c-1_7_22.html

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Iqaluit has a turquoise ocean

It's not everyday, but there are days when you look out into the sea and she gives off this beautiful hue of turquoise. I assume it has a lot to do with weather and the clouds permitting.

This was on our way back home Sunday after our stroll from the city to Apex.


Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm
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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

September in Iqaluit


These were just some photographs I took on my way to the bank. We live about a 20 minute walk from downtown. It was such a beautiful day to be taking photos.

Camera body: Canon 6D
Camera Lens: Canon 16-35mm
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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Northern Lights in Iqaluit


Tonight was the first time seeing the northern lights so vibrantly. It was spectacular. I feel as if it is one of the most exciting things about moving up here. There is nothing like it.

Camera body: Canon 6D
Canon lens: Canon 16-35mm

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