Wow, it’s been a whole week since I last posted! I had a really busy long weekend, plus my Internet connection has been wonky lately so I haven’t been online much. The Internet guy came yesterday morning so hopefully our connection will be stable from now on, just in time for What I Ate Wednesday. As always, thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting.
Yesterday, Josh and I celebrated our 7-year anniversary so we both took the day off. He surprised me with a picnic at Webster’s Falls Conservation Area.
On the menu: goat cheese with honey, truffle brie, Niagara Gold cheddar, pate, crackers, buns from COBS bread (which didn’t survive the car ride uneaten), almonds and, for dessert, brownies and peanut butter covered pretzels. We also shared a bottle of our favourite wine – Megalomaniac Homegrown Riesling.
After all that wine and cheese, we took a little nap, then went for a 2 hour hike along the trails. It was quite the workout with lots of hills and stairs involved.
After an hour or so, we made it to the top, both of us sweaty and a little out of breath. The view was totally worth it though! I definitely want to find more trails to hike together. Josh and I are both physically active but in different ways (he plays sports, I’m a gym rat) so it’s nice to do something active together that we both enjoy.
I was pretty pooped afterwards (I also did BodyPump in the morning, not realizing I was going to be going for a 2 hour hike later) so we did a Starbucks run on the way home.
For dinner, we decided to do something completely different from our usual anniversary fare. In the past, we’ve celebrated our anniversaries at really fancy restaurants, with four course meals and wine. Since we had a pretty decadent lunch, neither of us felt like eating anything too rich so we went to a little Korean restaurant on the outskirts of Toronto called Man Doo Hyang.
We ordered spicy soup and homemade noodles with beef and dumplings (neither of which are exactly what you would call summer staples but, hey, not all of my daily eats are dictated by the WIAW theme of the month )
I was soooo full by the end of the day, which is kind of how I felt at the end of every day this long weekend. Today will definitely have to be a “back on track” kind of day. The plan is to do an express BodyAttack class followed by CXWORX after work and cook some healthy home made food (Moroccan chicken stew is on the menu tonight).
What would your ideal picnic basket be packed with?
What are your favourite “active” dates?