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.
The day of, to keep with the seafood theme, I made shrimp 3 ways. Black bean scallops with butter shrimp and cucumber mint salad.
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.
Poor guy gets no attention.
Matt asked me to be his girlfriend (cute story) on Thanksgiving 2010. Therefore it seemed appropriate to cook the turkey that’s been sitting in the freezer for our 6 month anniversary.
The party started with a friendly game of Wii. Matt rocked Mario World yet somehow his remote became “defective” during our bowling match. Ciders were consumed and a dance party ensued.
The turkey turned out to be one of the best birds I’ve ever eaten.
Check out the cat licking his lips!
What a night!
Big party in the building last night. 12 am and we were bored (surprise, surprise) so went to bed. By 7:30am we were up and ready for a huge walk to the breakwater and around James bay.
Attempt number one at a selfie.
Attempt number two.
Last Friday night was Shona’s turn to host book club. She lives with her mother in a building very similar to my mom’s building (where I lived before being taken over by Matt’s loving spell). The 55 plus resistance is fitted with psychedelic patterned carpets, lovely plastic floral arrangements and cute elevator signs like the one shown below.
In true Shona fashion, everything was impeccable. The snacks were delicious, the drinks were at the perfect temperature and we each got a take home a goody bag.
Our next book, chosen by Carla, is Women in love by D.H. Lawrence.
Arek picked us up from the ferries and zoomed us down to Granville Island to eat at the fancy restaurant Watermark. Next, was an amazing show at the planetarium. Laser timed to the Dark side of the moon album. Truly impressive!
On our way to all you can eat sushi.
Found Carmen and Ian and the ferry ride home!!!
It tasted like pulled pork with yummy potatoes. I bet the leftovers will be even better!
I attempted to recreate a dish from my cousin’s wedding.
Langos: fried pizza dough rubbed with fresh garlic and salt.
Mom making Chuck Hughes calamari with puttanesca sauce.
The next day Chewy, mom, Barb and I hiked around Goldstream park.
It looks like I Photoshoped them in front of a Bob Ross painting!
Buffy the friendly frog