But I leave you with this beautiful video of Star, being carefree and full of life.
Archive for May, 2010
I actually forgot about writing this until I just uploaded a few pictures on facebook and came across this veggie burger photo once more. My blogging skills are neglecting me. But here we are, a few weeks after Earth Day. After work it was celebrated with a visit to the Museum of Nature followed with dinner at The Manx, a pub on Elgin Street I had heard nothing but good things about. A veggie burger was on the menu and though lots of other items tried to entice me, I could not resist trying it. And interesting it was indeed, if only I could remember the ingredients, curried tofu and chickpea burger I believe…I am not sure…
Worst review ever.
I really don’t remember. I will have to go back and look it up. Enough reason because what I do remember is their amazing selection of creative vegetarian dishes and the wonderful atmosphere.
Wait, I should add that it was overall pretty yummy, a little strange texture and not very firm, it was kind of falling all over the place. The bun was amazing, a fresh kaiser bun and the topping was a delicious salsa (which magic ingredient also escapes me). As a side I went half and half with salad and potato wedges, which sadly cost 1.50 more than just picking one. Good fresh salad, but the potato wedges were a little big and dry for me. There also seems to be no dip in my memory, and I do like my fries with some mayo.
Overall it got the thumbs up, it was very creative and I would order it again. But it’s probably not winning first prize. If there were prizes that is.
I have just come back from kayaking at Petrie Island, which was as close to real nature as I have been in quite a while. I love kayaking; the sore arms when you know you have to keep going, the drips that fall from the paddle soaking you, the water and the quiet. A little escape from the real world was what I needed this weekend.
good things (week forty-five)
. kayaking at Petrie Island
. befriending a groundhog at the locks
. bike rides along the canal
. some great ideas brewing at CPAWS
. reading chicklit on the balcony while hanging out with Frankie
. big shopping trip: skirt, sandals, flip flops, tank tops. Yay!
. first freezy of the summer
. great yoga class at the dance studio, and first swing dancing class
The green surroundings of Dow’s Lake, the Experimental farm area, are growing on me a little. Despite still being able to hear cars – to my great annoyance I cannot get away from that in Ottawa without a car – this is a really nice area and I found a great little spot close to the Fletcher Wildlife Garden to lie in the grass and read a book. And it was pleasantly followed up by a great little cupcake at the newly opened Flour Shoppe.
good things. (week fourty-four)
. hanging out with Darby on the balcony chatting and eating risotto
. delicious little brown sugar maple cupcake
. my boss introducing me to the board with some of the nicest words
. an awesome evening going out for dinner with work
. finishing the judging of the grants – interesting and fun project
. first bike ride! Yay
. reading elephant books lying in the grass
. buying fresh lemonade of this 8-year old girl raising money for Haiti
. a really interesting tour of a set-up refugee camp in town by Doctors without Borders