As it stands, the kitchen is now minus cabinets and 1/2 of it's gyp rock. It's really sad - and for someone who is slightly neurotic like I am, a bit overwhelming when there is this huge mess that I cannot clean up. But, we picked the colour we are painting our main floor (a grey/brown called Cliffside) and we're going to look at microwave range hoods this weekend.
While we were away, we always go for dinner at Hillside Estate Winery/Bistro. Their wines are fabulous and if you sit in the right spot of the patio, you can see Okanagan Lake. We did not sit n the right spot so you are SOL for a fabulous picture view this time!
We started with the fried oysters in chipotle cream. I love love love oysters, and while these were good, I really do prefer them raw with a tiny bit of horseradish and lemon.
The requisite glass of wine - a Muscat Ottonel that is probably my favourite that they produce.
I wasn't overly hungry, but was craving pizza something fierce last week. I opted for the artichoke, eggplant and goat cheese sauce pizza. I love thin crust pizzas and this one did not disappoint.
S opted for pasta for some reason - it was 34 degrees outside! It had chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and a chipotle style cream like the oysters. I "think" he enjoyed it - he finished it....but I don't think I ever did really ask him what he thought?!
We passed on dessert and opted to hit more wineries and then go back to my parents for a nap. Truly, for the person who only gets about 5 hours a night of sleep, the daily nap was rather nice :)
And as for the stay tuned announcement from a previous post...
I, the person who abhors exercise and does it only grudgingly so I will remain a size 12 (ick)......have decided along with my friend H to train to run a 1/2 marathon next year. Uh yeah....what????????? That's what S said. But, I figure I'm turning 35 and I am pretty sure if I train for a year I can do this - I'm actually a teeny bit excited! The race is on S and my anniversary, and at the end of that 21.5 km's, there will be a fabulous dinner/party! And hopefully, all that running will take my size 12 ass to a size 10 ;) I have to work off these blog recipes somehow!