Where are we?: Germany
countries Visited: 9
Days on the Road: 111

Monday, December 31, 2012


Tomorrow we head out and over to spain! accross the ocean and to a totally different world. A world that I have never set foot in! Cultures that I have never experienced first hand! I decided to make myself a travel map Via www.travbuddy.com to see how much of the world I have already seen, and to help me keep track over the next couple months of where I will experience! I really thought that I wasnt doing to badly...but as of right now...I have only seen 2% of the world....I cant wait to keep adding to that percentage!

Good byes/see you laters are hard but they just make the reunions sweeter!

So see you later Canada...I love you...and I am excited to see you again some day!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

the calm before the nervous storm!

It is exactly 5 days before Sarah and I take off for Europe! Christmas has just passed and its time to start thinking about packing up most of my life and moving it over the ocean! I have hot and cold feet! one moment i am so excited I am already there in my head, the next moment I am looking out my window at the 10cm of snow Toronto just got and I think of how much I love home and how much I am I am going to miss this place! Miss my girlfriend, my family, my newest little niece, my wonderful friends and well even my job! But I guess sometimes in life you have to do what your most scared of...do what takes a lot of courage in order to be who your suppose to be! I think this journey is at a tipping point in my life and will give me way more positive feedback about myself then I could find staying here in Toronto! It will also give me a new appreciation for the place I call home....or maybe find me a new place to call home??

Get ready folks, the fun is about to begin!

love Kristen

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

on the eve of everything!

It is the eve of Xmas, New Years. Most importantly, Kristen and my adventure.

  We are leaving Canada, and life as we know it. We are going across the world, to live, and see and have fun, hopefully.

  So how do I feel on the eve of everything??? I am excited, I am scared. I am going to miss my cats, and my family. My Nephew Caeleb is going to change so much while I’m gone, or so my sister keeps telling me.

  So why do this? Because the only thing you should regret, is the things you didn’t do. I plan to die regret free.....at the age of 110;)


Wednesday, December 12, 2012


This cheese cake has been a number one seller on my menu for over a year, its just the right amount of goat...and here it is...try it out and let me know what you think!

680g goat cheese
225g mascarpone
225g sugar
6 eggs
120 ml 10%cream

and from there you can add what ever flavor you want, black pepper, basil, lemon, your options are pretty open!

cream the goat cheese, mascarpone and sugar together in a mixer with a paddle attachment. Add the eggs one at a time until smooth, and add the cream to finish!

bake at 300 degrees for about 15 min!

I normally bake mine on a sheet tray and in a silpat mold!

tip for cheese cake, put some water on the sheet tray under your silpat mold....helps to stop cheese cakes from cracking!

this cheese cake is a wiked alternative!

Try and see :)