Monthly Archives: June 2014

Quebec Travels – Fun Times!

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There was a guy like this who captured exactly how I feel when I’m skiing. No pictures allowed unfortunately.

How did almost two months pass so quickly? You mean this trip wasn’t just yesterday? Oh man. I guess I’ve been busy! 🙂 Thankfully, there are lots of good memories and pictures from it to remember the fun!

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Also, good company! When I’m with my sister, we have fun:

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Portrait Fun-9We saw some really happy things – like this ecobus!

Fun Things-7And the pink pi house:

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Fun Things-6This wasn’t so much fun, but was quite the accomplishment – there is a flight of stairs from the river level to the Plains of Abraham  – this view is only about half way up.

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We had dinner at the La Saute Lapin – “The Jumping Rabbit” and it was really well decorated. Really great food as well – very gluten free friendly! I don’t think I’ve eaten that much bread in a single day for a really long time…

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Started with a Green Salad with GF Croutons

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Cassoulet with Rabbit Leg pour Moi

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Duck Poutine for Mr. Bean

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Charcuterie Board for the Sister complete with GF bread

What’s your favourite memory from a recent trip?

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SRC: I am a Honey Bee’s Watermelon Tomato Feta Salad

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For June’s Secret Recipe Club, I was paired with Nicole of I am a Honey Bee. Nicole is also a lover of Boston Terriers, beaches, and food! She recently had her daughter, Autumn, and she is so cute! Nicole also goes on lots of adventures and eats tons of delicious looking food – yum! On top of that, she has tons of delicious recipes on her blog, including these s’mores campfire banana splits, a legitamite Horiatiki salad, and sauteed green beans with lemon and almonds.  After much humming and hawing, I ended up choosing her Watermelon Tomato Feta Salad, which is perfect for summer – especially since we’re actually starting to have nicer weather around here!

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I didn’t change anything except the dressing – I’m not a huge dressing person, so I cut it back to 1/4 c. liquid total and added the lime zest.

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It turned out really well! The flavours worked together quite well and both Mr. Bean and I went back for seconds! (He even tried to eat the one I was photographing before I was done with it!)

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Watermelon Tomato Feta Salad

3/4 of 1 small watermelon, 1″ diced
1 english cucumber, diced
1 lb cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small block of feta, crumbled
Finely sliced red onion, to taste (I used about a quarter of a small one)

Dressing:

Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 1 lime
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper to Taste

  1. Toss together all the ingredients.
  2. Squeeze lime juice into a glass 1 c. measuring cup. Add enough olive oil to measure 1/4 c. Add zest, salt and pepper and whisk to combine.
  3. Pour dressing over salad, toss lightly to coat and serve immediately.
  4. Enjoy!

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Please check out the rest of Group D’s recipes below:

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