Hi guys! How was your weekend?
My mom came to town on Friday to spend the evening and all day Saturday with me and it was the biggest treat. So much good food and so much good conversation. Before starting the blog I wasn’t really in the habit of documenting much more than special occasions like birthdays and holidays. But it’s becoming more instinctive to snap away at the little things. I hope to never get to the point of obsession where I can’t enjoy a moment if I don’t have my camera, but I love being able to look back and remember the day-to-day happenings. So that said, below is a pile of photos that I took this weekend.
A gorgeous garden I pass everyday on my way to school
This cooler, albeit beautiful, weather has me preparing for hibernation mode. I want to do my best to stock my freezer to the brim in the next few weeks to have a big variety of meals at my disposal for all those winter nights when walking to the grocery store does not tickle my fancy. I’ll keep you posted on my progress, and below is my first little instalment of freezer love.
Delicious dinner at Twigs, the cutest little cafe near my house
(Lindsay Wrap = cream cheese // avocado // alfalfa // veg)
Catching up on the Survivor Premiere.
I just found out that I’ll be able to stream the season and I am SO EXCITED.
Carrot Cake Oatmeal. I follow this recipe
(I just use more banana instead of the syrup) and love love love it.
Lunch at Le Cagibi, a vegetarian Cafe in the Mile-End. So lovely.
Tortilla Soup and Vegan BBQ tofu Wrap. Hearty and flavourful.
I’m hoping to re-create the wrap at home!
Striking pieces at Galerie Z.
I think the man makes this picture. He looks like he has no
place to be any time soon and it makes me feel so peaceful.
So much green peaking out from everywhere <3
Cute little shops.
Thankful for Street Art that makes boring walls beautiful.
We made a little detour (okay a 1.5 hour detour) to walk to
Au Kouin Amann for pastries it was a REALLY GOOD DECISION.
Capp and Mint Tea Latte.
My Sunday afternoon study spot.
Kids running, ice cream dripping and boats idling. One last taste of summer.
On Sunday, as per the strategy outlined in this post, I chose meals that I could make big batches of that I knew would freeze well. Pancakes, soup and bread were my victims of choice.
I made these whole wheat oatmeal blueberry pancakes. The only downside was that they didn’t hold together super well which made flipping tricky but the taste was on pointe! The batter was quite sweet so I didn’t think syrup was even merited; just a smear of almond butter and I was in heaven.
As for the soup, I went with this slow cooker butternut squash soup. It was by no means a bad recipe and gets major points for being lightning quick to prepare but it was just missing the wow factor for me. (I did make a couple changes to the recipe though so take that comment with a grain of salt!)
And last but not least, BREAD. I am very fond of the bread maker and use the basic whole wheat loaf recipe in the book that came with it. Tried and true. I cut each of these in half and stuck them into the freezer right away. They thaw/microwave as if they’re fresh and are so nice to have on hand for toast, soup dipping and sandwiches. I am by no means against buying bread but I’m not particularly enthusiastic about the long ingredient list that comes with most of them so I love making my own when I can.
If you have any favourite recipes that you love freezing, please share!
And tell me, did you get up to anything fun this weekend?!