Cooked my first whole chicken and learned a gross lesson, there are two holes. Was thoroughly grossed out by the process and seriously impressed with the result.
I biked a lot. 80-100++ km nearly every weekend. The views were incred.
Went to CHICAGO! and flew my favourite airline, Porter, to surprise a friend with three other girls.
Took the El, like on E.R.!
Took a lot of self-po’s
Went to the mother land/the best WFs ever…
…where I had a little taste of heaven
Went to Molly’s Cupcakes to continue the Foods of Heaven Tour ‘09
Mollies has swings!
Jen and I wanted to bike the lakefront at the crack of dawn on Sunday and the other girls were game!
Safety Gear is so hot
Saw some rad sites on our 2 hour bike ride
I biked and ate a lot
The unwanted bangs mostly grew out and I got a new ‘do!
My balcony garden started to bloom
It was amazing.
Lake Placid. Going on about 3 hours sleep but so happy to be there.
Rocking the Olympic Ski Jump Site!
Afterwards we drove up to Montreal via Vermont.
Glorious Greece for Four Glorious Weeks
A daily staple, tomato/cuke salad with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and oregano, a daily staple… (minus the oregano) everything was grown roughly 100 feet from the door of our house.
and beer on the side
Wine (Retsina) from a Tetra Pak anyone? I think this was $2.50 and it actually tasted pretty good.
Boiled Zucchini with malt vinegar and EVOO with beans in tomato/EVOO. Simple and freaking amazing.
Pizza from one of the best pizzeria’s I’ve been to.
Petani, my favourite beach.
Lunch at Petani
Greek Coffee is why I prefer espresso to North American Coffee, it’s so rich, thick and strong
There is a Chicken Gyro in there under all those amazing fries.
Along with Olive Trees our property also has fig, pear, lemon and lime trees
Beans were the perfection addition to my favourite meal!
Back in Canada my balcony garden had some sweet treats ripening
The good eats continue…
My uncle George passed away and I road tripped to the funeral my first weekend back
The next weekend I road tripped to the Mitten (ie. Michigan) and we hit up The ‘Muth for Oktoberfest
First stop, taking away my Zehnders v-card
This is my excited face.
This is my chickennnnnn
This is my sweet outfit
This is my polka
This is my shmammered faced, our pumpkin Evi and the rad people who showed me a good time!
This is a flashback to May and my shmammered tongue and horrible bangs
Until next time, wishing you a fabulous first weekend of the Olympic year.
The rest of the year in photos is coming but first I’m off, like Lindsey Lohan on a barstool, to visit Jtrain in the Mitten aka the land of stuff like PB&J Larabars and Clif MOJO!