Chocolate Pecan Brioche Buns with Salted Caramel Sauce

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If you've been reading my blog for the last few months, you'll know that I have been working away from home this summer. I left at the beginning of June, so it's been about four months. The job was seasonal and the summer season is winding down to a close. This resort town is getting pretty quite with the tourists - and a lot of the summer staff- gone.

And I'm going home in 4 days!
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Dark Chocolate Mousse with Graham Cracker Streusel and Toasted Meringue

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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you've noticed the absolute explosion of "GF", or gluten-free. 

The gluten-free trend is now an everyday thing. My neighbour eats gluten-free bread, not because she has coeliac disease, but just because she thinks it's better for her. She complains that it tastes like cardboard and when I tell her that regular bread is fine when eaten in moderation, she just shrugs. "Gluten-free" is now synonymous with "healthy". However, that's not true. 
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Kalamata Olive Bread

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It's totally not fall here yet. 

I've seen a few other blogs already bringing in the pumpkin goodies and then there's me, laying on the beach in my bikini. I know that other places might already be having fall weather (my mom posted photos of her snowy Calgary neighbourhood on facebook! Yikes!) but over here on the west coast of Canada, it's still lovely and warm. 
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Chocolate Custard Ice Cream

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My mom, her boyfriend, my brother, and his girlfriend came for a little visit this week. They rented a cabin here at the lodge and I booked a few days off work, so I was able to stay with them in the cabin. We did a bit of surfing, went on a day trip to the natural hot springs, ate some great food, and just had a nice relaxing time up here in Tofino.

It's back to work and the daily routine, but I realized the other day that I have a little less than four weeks left here in Tofino. I have mixed feelings about this. Mostly, I'm really excited to go back home. I can't wait to see my boyfriend again and cuddle my little kitty. I can't wait to sleep in my own bed. I can't wait to be back in my own apartment. I can't wait to be back home.

But I will miss living on the beach. I'll miss going surfing. I'll miss the rugged and beautiful landscape of the west coast. I'll kind of miss living 5 minutes away from work because waking up at 4 AM is bad enough without any sort of transit time. I'll miss the quiet and slow pace of this surf town. 
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Strawberry and Blackberry Skillet Crisp

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A few days ago, I was on a Pinterest food photo binge (as you do) when I came across a photo of a cozy looking mug of hot chocolate being held by a lady in a big comfy sweater. The first thing I did was count how many months until Christmas.

It was exactly four months on that day and now it's three months and three and a half weeks away. Just so you know. 

I'm that kinda person.
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