Monday, June 6, 2011

A Perfect Sunday

Actually, my perfect Sunday started on Saturday... I was too lazy to get out of bed at the crack of dawn to go to the market (naturally I'm regretting that now... with a mostly empty vegetable bin and other market staples... oh well, there's always next week and perhaps I can find what I need at Local Source Market that carries lots of fresh local produce). But I digress.... we got to do our other Saturday ritual... breakfast at The Canadiana Restaurant - diner, family style cooking with a big aquarium and a DVD store attached to entertain the boys while we grown ups chat.
Later, my Honey and I took advantage of decent weather and wandered around downtown Halifax, checking out new shops and found The World Tea House where, since I couldn't decide between the two ... picked up some Spring Jasmine tea as well as Blueberry Jasmine Green tea. Brewing a pot of loose tea is my favorite pastime, especially on a dreary afternoon. I don't remember where I read the quote, but I loved it...
"Tea is to procrastination as coffee is to work"
But back to my perfect Sunday....yesterday we ended up going on an adventure with our two little grandsons - Boaz & Dov, 4 1/2 & 2 1/2, respectively, giving both my son-in-law and my daughter a day of rest to recuperate from her cold and a great excuse for a play date with the boys.

One of the best things about Nova Scotia is the easy access to awesome beaches within minutes from our door. We chose Cleveland Beach, along the Lighthouse Route (winding roads pass fishing villages, coves and beaches from Peggy's Cove all the way south along the Atlantic coast side of Nova Scotia). Just check out the fine, white sand on this pristine beach that seems to go forever (top of post).

Finally starving, we landed in Lunenburg for lunch. It's a quaint town, home of the famous Blue Nose II Sailing Ship and typical Nova Scotian houses.
One of the boys' highlights was playing at the Lunenburg playground before we headed home.
Needless to say, Poppa & Grandma were pooped out by the time we got home. Good thing I prepared most of dinner the night before. All I needed to do was have my Honey fire up the BBQ for the kebabs, take the coleslaw out of the fridge, and whip up the chickpea salad, which took less time than grilling the lamb.

I may have missed out on the market this week, but the lamb is from Wood 'n Hart Farms via my freezer, the Kashmiri garam masala is from Epices de Cru, the herbs from River View Herbs - pots sit on my window sill.

How did you spend your weekend? I hope you had as much fun as we did.


lavender & lime said...

I recently bought some real flowers for making tea with and they are so pretty when they open in the tea pot :) Love your grandson's names!

Joanne said...

I love that quote about tea! It's so true...tea is my lazytime drink.

Looks like a super fun weekend with the boys, capped off with some delicious food!