Friday, August 22, 2014

Canada trip 2014

Just returned from a trip to Canada to visit family and attend my nephews wedding.  I enjoyed a few days at the lake house with my brother, sister-in-law and sister.  The weather was fabulous the first three days and I spent quite a lot of time swimming in beautiful spring fed Allen Lake in Harcourt Park.

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Both my brother and sister love to cook and made us lots of wonderful meals and appetizers.  Of course, even with all the swimming and walking, my weight increased by at least four pounds.  ☺

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Have you ever tried shrimp stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in Prosciutto?  Oh yes, it was good!  My sister did an excellent job, even though her right thumb is in a brace (tricky to tie each one with chives).

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My brother Al spent many years as a firefighter and was used to cooking for the guys.  He made us Fireman’s breakfast with eggs, gourmet sausage, bacon, home fries, beans and toast.  Yum.  One night he cooked Marlin.  It’s a tasty, firm and mild flavored fish – too bad my local Publix never carries it.  They said that they get Swordfish once in a while, but I’ve read that it’s not as good.

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The wedding was gorgeous and I’ll post a photo later.  I purchased some teapot and teacup earrings and a Canadian Classic bone china cup and saucer (haven’t been able to discover much about it online). 

My brother gave me three large bags of tea that he received from a huge tea warehouse he was working at recently (Two Doves Silver Needle White, Guangzhou Milk Oolong and Steam Darjeeling Green Tea).  Not sure if the names are correct – someone in the warehouse quickly wrote on the packages.

Another highlight of my trip was the special Centennial Afternoon Tea at The Old Mill Inn and Spa in Toronto.

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So, I have lots to show you over the next few weeks and a lot of catching up with my favorite blogs. 

 

 

 

5 comments:

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip with lots of good food. I didn't know the Old Mill was having a centennial tea, we've been there for lunch a couple of times but really don't drive south into the city much. Can't wait to see the photos of it as I know the buffet lunch is an amazing spread.

Angela McRae said...

Wow, sounds like you packed a lot into this fun trip! Can't wait to hear more -- and you look great, by the way!

Joy said...

That looks like a great trip, and it is extra special to be able to spend that time with your family.

Marilyn said...

This looks like a wonderful trip. How I would love swimming there.

Barb's Tea Shop said...

What a great trip north! A wedding, tea, lake, delicious meals and more tea! Sounds like a perfect getaway. Anxious to hear more and see the tea jewelry!

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