Tracie Deer, Author at Oh dear, DEER!

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A displaced, food loving, Newfie who has made the world her home - currently attending pastry school in France. When not up to her elbows in bread dough or ice cream making, Tracie can be found surrounded by a sea of cookbooks, spending weekends with her Belgian, thinking about learning Dutch, or curled up with a glass of wine. Or, of course, laughing or crying (probably both) over Skype with her deerest cousin.

Top 3 Reasons to Become a Morning Person!

Top 3 Reasons to Become a Morning Person!

Being a morning person is the best! I can’t imagine how people go through life struggling everyday to wake up in the morning. Or being someone who can stay awake until 2 or 3 am to sleep until noon, losing half of your day. Waking up without an alarm clock and feeling ready for the day is awesome. Here are some of the best things about being a morning person.

Defining Canada’s Culinary Identity

Defining Canada’s Culinary Identity

The struggle – how to define Canada’s Culinary Identity while living abroad…

One of my favourite dishes from school was ‘blanquette de veau’, which is sort of like a veal stew with a white sauce. It feels like a cozy, homey meal. While the french dish in and of itself did not remind me of a meal from home – the warm, stewy nature of the dish feels like comfort food. Eating this got me thinking about what a homey meal means depending on where in the world you are from. So I started wondering how to best describe Canada’s culinary identity to non-canadians?

Monday’s Mouthful – Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries!

Monday’s Mouthful – Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries!

Annnnnd we’re back – with sweet potato fries! As you may have heard (read?) I am without internet in France at the moment with no clear idea as to when that will be remedied (yay for pre-scheduling posts). This resulted in a short break to regroup after last month’s blogging challenge. It was great to remind ourselves that we can do anything as long as we set aside the time to make it a priority.

The Most Perfect Saturday in Paris!

The Most Perfect Saturday in Paris!

It is Sunday night and I am trying to get myself ready for my review week at school before my exam. The problem is my brain is still on a high from such a perfect Saturday in Paris! I usually head back to Belgium after school on Friday’s however this week the trains weren’t running as usual. Instead of going home, C drove here on Friday afternoon to spend the weekend in France and Saturday in Paris.

A Beginner’s Guide to Running!

A Beginner’s Guide to Running!

Finally made it to week 8 of my running program! I have started the same program at least 3 times now and have never made it this far. Typically as soon as I miss one running session I give up on the whole thing entirely. NOT THIS TIME! As a beginner runner myself I thought I would share some of my tips of how to get started and stick with a new fitness endeavour!

The Best Things About Summer!

The Best Things About Summer!

It’s almost the end of July (and our July Blogging Challenge). So far we’ve worked hard to post everyday but yesterday, for the first time I missed a day of posting. Instead of writing, after school I took off into Paris with some friends and we spent a lovely evening eating and drinking (and dancing) in a park. It was a perfect summer night that inspired this list of all of the best things about summer!

Kombuis – Moules-frites in Oostende

Kombuis – Moules-frites in Oostende

Summertime means trips to the Belgian coast. A trip to the coast means Moules-frites at Kombuis, in Oostende. There are countless seafood restaurants in the beachside city of Oostende, but the one I recommend to everyone is Kombuis.

Why Having Younger Siblings is the Best!

Why Having Younger Siblings is the Best!

Younger siblings are the best, there is no one you love more and there is no one who can push your buttons quite like them. There is a special responsibility that comes with being an older sibling that I wouldn’t trade for the world. Joce Deer and I both have younger siblings that we love dearly. Here are a few reasons why having a younger brother or sister is the best.

Tracie and Joce

Two friends sharing a cup of tea, over skype, and blogging about life! With honesty, sarcasm and a dash of humour -sharing the good, the bad and the yummy!
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