Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Big chair and quinoa

I know, that is one wicked big chair. You can see it for yourself if you visit Mavillette Beach.

If you love quinoa and you're looking for a new recipe to try out, go ahead with this one. Served with ziki on the side for dipping. These little patties are delicious and a super food at that.

Father's Day s'mores

Father's Day evening we had a nice fire going at Luc and Liette's house. We enjoyed the sticky deliciousness of s'mores.

Vacation Day 3 - still nice and sunny. Making progress in the flower gardens (lots and lots of weeding).

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Hope you all had a wonderful first day of summer. It was also my second day of a one-week vacation. I could not have asked for better weather (it was a repeat of yesterday), deep blue sky, bright warm sun and a tiny little breeze helping to keep the horseflies at bay. Today I had an oatmeal breakfast, did two loads of laundry, had leftover arugula pesto pasta for lunch from pesto I made and froze last summer and a mug of cold ginger lemon drink, dug, weeded and transplanted in the flower gardens, made this minus the tofu for supper (it is one of Dave and I's favorite these days), we went thrifting this evening and now I am ready for a good night's rest. Tomorrow will be much of the same !

Monday, June 20, 2011


Our walk on the beach last evening in photos.

Dave and the big rock.
Images in the sand

Me trying to roll the big rock ;-)

Everything was so sparkly

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Just be...

Towards the middle of the week I knew this would be a weekend of not doing too much, relaxing, eating fresh strawberries, some weeding in the gardens,... to Just Be !!! It rained all day Saturday and part of this morning but towards noon today the sun came out and it turned out to be a beautiful day. Dave and I made a batch of soap yesterday; orange citrus.

Tonight we went for a relaxing walk on the beach. Pictures in another post. Wishing everyone a good start to the week tomorrow. I'm on vacation from work for the week.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fun day away

We spent the day today in Halifax at my brother's for my niece's confirmation. I won't post pictures with my niece in them because I don't have permission. It was a lovely celebration of love and joy. We left at 3:30 pm with our bellies full of delicious food. Dave and I headed one way and Ginette and André the other.
Entertained !!! what people do for fun now a days...

While we waited at the church for the rest of the family, we took pictures of course.

It was fun to get away even for just the day. Back to work tomorrow. I have a week's vacation coming up after this week.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


We had two beautiful sunny days for the weekend. Today was homemade ice tea (Pink Flamingo) time - although it could have been a wee bit warmer but the sun was so nice and bright in that nice blue sky.

I am so blessed to call this place home !

Today we celebrated our son's 26th birthday with a traditional dish ''rappie pie'' and ice cream cake. I also made my second batch of soap and it's looking beautiful. I love that I am surrounded by so many resourceful people... I enter the soap supply store and walk out 45 minutes later with a head full of new information and a pocket full of little pieces of paper with names, websites, etc on them.