Daily Archives: August 17, 2009

Home sweet home… for now…

Hellloooo!! I loved hearing everyone’s favourite desserts! Not that surprisingly, a lot of people said ice cream. I’m not a huge fan of cow milk, and that unfortunately spills over to ice cream. I know, I know.

Let’s see… I left off at breakfast yesterday. No photo, since it’s the exact same thing I ate on Sunday – eggs on toast with plums. I was however quite proud of myself for getting up and running 5 km at the city park near my mother’s house. Can you believe I lived so close to running trails during high school and have never once gone running on them? A downright shame I tell ya!

I didn’t actually venture too far because I was scared of getting lost. I ended up doing the last half of my run by looping around a pretty lake a few times. Overall I did the 5k in 28 minutes. Pretty norm for me these days. There were some decent hills in there which I’m not used to. Plus, it was at 8 am and it was already scorching hot!! My heart rate went up into the 180’s which is high for me. I was soaked with sweat when I returned home.

Our shopping adventure was something of a fail. Once we got to the mall we realized neither of us were in the mood to shop! So we ate instead ;)

We hit up a place called Bogart’s Bar & Grill. It’s something of a fancier restaurant, and a place I’ve always wanted to try. Luckily, we were there while they were still serving lunch, so it wasn’t quite as expensive!

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I went for the Panini Cubano.Ham, roast pork, Swiss cheese, Cuban bread, mustard and homemade aioli with sliced dill pickle.”

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I’ve seen a lot of tasty looking Cuban sandwiches on other blogs, so I was excited to try it!

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I’ll start with the good – the roasted pork was to die for. Amazing flavour and perfectly cooked. The bad? I wasn’t a huge fan of the bread an it was way greasy. Even the crusty top of the sandwich was buttered! I don’t order a lot of sandwiches at restaurants, so it never occurred to me to ask them not to butter the bread. I guess I learned my lesson! I ended up eating half of it open-faced. You can see the saturated top half in that picture. That’s not aioli, it’s buttah! Ick. I like my butter with some bread please :P

Chris got one of the specials – chicken souvlaki with rice and green beans.

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And a microbrew – blueberry ale from the Pump House based out of Moncton (conveniently located next door to this restaurant).

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With fresh, not frozen blueberries!!

I was also a fan of the decor…

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And the mint chocolate we got with our bill…

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Love these things!!!

 

After this we packed up our stuff and hit the road! You know what that means, a flavoured drink!

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You may recall I tried the tropical punch variety of this before. I thought it was “meh” before, but I figured I’d give the strawberry melon a whirl.

Don’t be fooled by that flavour though. It’s actually just watered down apple juice with purple sweet potato juice for colour.

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I did however enjoy this flavour more. It wasn’t too sweet like a lot of these drinks are. I find I often need water to wash down flavoured drinks because the sweetness leaves me with a gross aftertaste.

Supper was dull, and small, since lunch was eaten at 3 pm. I did however find room for another sweet treat.

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Wasa bread, PB, melted chocolate chips. Oh yes. It was good.

I spent most of my evening on the balcony internetting. It’s freakin’ HOT in my apartment! If I wasn’t so exhausted I’d be concerned about not being able to sleep in this heat.

To be honest, I’m really not looking forward to these couple weeks ahead of me. I just realized that I’m working for the next nine days straight, immediately after which I have to start moving stuff into my new place. I have a lot of things to do before then, such as getting my utilities set up, PACKING, and trying to not to lose my mind. I’ve already decided I’m taking moving week off from exercise so I’m not physically (and mentally) exhausted during that time. I just keep telling myself that my life will be settled once I’m in my new place. It’s just been such a hectic summer for me!! I never predicted how graduating university and getting a “real” job would affect me. But it’s been a huge life change so far.

Question of the day: how many places have you lived in? I’m about to move into my fifth apartment in five years. Unfortunately, this next place probably won’t be all that permanent either. But dang, I’m sick of moving, ya know?

Night night!!

A sweet treat

Hello friends!! First and foremost I want to say I’m behind on all of y’all’s blogs. But I will be catching up when I get home tonight. So expect to see me popping up in your comments sections again soon :)

So I left you off at breakfast yesterday. I was feeling kind of icky after my two whole drinks that got me almost drunk. There’s a reason why they call it a cheap drunk – I spend less money on booze! :P

I had something to soak up the liquor.

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Two pieces of fresh baked whole wheat toast, soft-cooked eggs, mini plums. I’ve been buying diet bread for too long, this bakery stuff was glorious. I was raving about it all day yesterday!

Chris actually came up with the idea for his breakfast, I was quite impressed by his creativity!

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Bruschetta omelette with onion and cheddar cheese. Doesn’t that sound awesome? It’s a three-egg omelette smothered in cheese and buttered toast. I called this his “man breakfast.” But something was missing…

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Thaaat’s better. A breakfast beer :P

Then it was off to my Nana’s for more visiting. We came home for a pre-bike ride lunch.

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I picked up one of those roasted chickens from the grocery store, and mixed the white meat with hummus and onions. Then topped it with sliced tomato, spinach and sprouts on more of that glorious bread. It was delicious. Another instance of where mayo is not needed!

It took us a while, but Chris and I mapped out a 44km (27 mile) loop for our bike ride. Chris wanted to just hit the road and see where it took us, but I needed a plan! It was a really great ride. Awesome rolling and steep hills, which I have a hard time finding in Fredericton. I really liked biking with Chris too. He’s much faster than I, so I liked the challenge of trying to keep up with him. I pushed a little harder than I would have had I been by myself. In all, it took us 1 hour and 49 minutes.

We quickly showered when we got home and got ready for dinner. We decided on another one of my favourite Moncton restaurants, Cafe Archbald. (yes, it’s spelled incorrectly). This restaurant is known for two things crepes and thin crust pizza. So that’s what we got!

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I was feeling really dizzy and nauseated from the ride, a familiar feeling I now know is from a loss of electrolytes. So I opted for one of the saltier menu items, smoked salmon crepe.Smoked salmon, asparagus, green onion, capers, mozzarella and dijonnaise sauce.”

I asked for it light on the dijonnaise.

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So good! They really did go light on the dijonnaise, I could taste it only faintly. The salmon was quality, and the crepe itself was obviously delicious. I immediately felt better once I finished it too. The salty smoked salmon did the trick!

Chris got the All American pizza with Caesar salad.

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I’m pretty sure the pizza was just green pepper, mushroom, green onion and pepperoni. He said it was good :)

Afterwards though, our tummies still had some room. And how do you go to a crepe place and not get a dessert crepe?

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We went back and forth a lot on what kind to get. Chris didn’t really want anything fruity, and we both wanted chocolate. So we opted to split a brownies crepe.Brownies, chocolate, caramel, nuts and ice cream.”

Oh. My. Gosh.

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I’ll put it this way. Afterwards, I told Chris this crepe was my favourite part of our vacay. It was stuffed with warm, gooey brownies. The caramel sauce was perfection, I even thought the ice cream was delicious!

Happy bellies again :)

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We had a pretty low-key night last night. My mom came home from the cottage, so we hung out with her and hit the hay early. I actually just got in from a morning 5k run, but I’ll save that all for my next post ;) Chris and I are spending the day shopping then heading back home after supper tonight. 

Hope you’re having a great start to the week!

Question of the day: What’s your favourite dessert? Mine is probably plain cheesecake, but I’m sucker for brownies and chocolate chip cookies!

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