May 2011 archive

7 days before my trip and my camera breaks!!!

Thank God Matt was able to fix it for me. We had “The Talk” about how to take care of your electronics. I thought machines serve YOU but I guess it’s the other way around.

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So here’s a run down of my last week here in Victoria:

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Carla, Andrew, Matt and I saw the band Men without Hats at club 9one9. It was amusing. We sang, we danced and as a bonus, they played ABBA’s S.O.S. song as their encore performance!

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Saturday, May 7th was mom’s birthday and everyone showed up!

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Mamma Kate and Marley stayed for a long time. Marley is the most laid back child in the world. We all loved holding her.

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Ming Ming in all her glory.

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Marie Josee, mom and Sandra all have their birthdays in May.

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Matt and I stayed over night and celebrated mother’s day with mom. We had a Mimosa party and watched the movie Julie & Julia. Love you mom!

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The rest of the week has been; work, food, dance parties in the living room and a lot of pre-trip hanging out with both Matt and the Kat. Sweet chili roasted chicken with arugula and feta salad.

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Lebanese steak tartar (Kibbeh Nayeh) with home-made hummus. My favorite food in the world!

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7 month anniversary and more.

Matt and I celebrate our anniversary every month. It’s silly and fun and a little bit crazy like us. The night before “the big day” we went to The Oyster Bar and consumed 48 oysters and many champagne flutes.

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The day of, to keep with the seafood theme, I made shrimp 3 ways.  Black bean scallops with butter shrimp and cucumber mint salad.

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Above(this picture doesn’t do it justice):

To the left: shrimp with garlic and butter and crispy sage garnish.

To the right: shrimp with chorizo, tomato, garlic, onion, parsley and cilantro. Lots of fresh lemon squeezed on top.