And so, I have spent a simply wonderful day, reconnecting with the things that I love the most. Like Saturday morning walks with the dog. And visiting the farmer's market. And cooking in my kitchen.
Here is simply the best Saturday that I have spent in such a long time, in pictures.
As do most Saturdays, the day started early, with the F-Bomb, in the Arboretum:
|Braving the bugs and the long, wet grass|
|After 90 minutes of running around, time for a break...|
From Preston Street Farmer's Market, some lovely fresh beets to make a salad:
And from the Main Farmer's Market at St. Paul University, some blueberries to whip up some ice cream:
|Ready to go through the ice cream churner!|
|Where the ice cream magic happens!|
Then it was off to my favourite yoga spot for my favourite yoga class with my favourite yoga teacher.
Then back home for a pre-dinner drink while I toiled away in my kitchen...
|Nothing like a G&T on a hot day...|
...while Hubby and Fergus went for a walk. Having the house all to myself, I put on one of my all-time favourite albums, and sang at the top of my lungs...
|See, I don't only listen to Bruce Springsteen...|
...while I set about getting dinner ready:
|Prepping a raw beet salad with feta and pear - thank you Jamie Oliver!|
|Oops - those peelers are sharp!|
|Time for a BBQ! Beer can chicken with Moroccan spice rub and baby potatoes|
As dinner was cooking, we opened some wine. But not just any wine. A lovely rosé - a Tavel - that we brought back from Chateauneuf du Pape last year. Which screamed out to be paired up with some sweet black olives:
|Memories of Provence - olives and rosé. Sigh...|
Finally, dinner was ready. Protein, check. Starch, check. Fresh veggies, check. Flavour, check!
Now, time for dessert...
...and a movie or two.
Cheers, all. I hope your Saturday was as fabulous as mine!