June 30, 2013


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A few weeks ago Aaron and I attending a rustic wedding in the quiet town of Caledon Ontario. It was the first time that I had attended a wedding that I wasn't apart of in quit some time and I was looking forward on being able to sit back, relax, drink wine and enjoy myself without the stress honour of tending to anyone.

I absolutely loved the back drop; green all around with a calm stream cutting through. Lush tree's everywhere and not one single sound other than the intimate gathering of friends and family, woodland creatures and the ballads of the live band that played while everyone too their seats.

They says that a woman is the most beautiful on the day of her wedding, such was not the case for myself, but it certainly was for the bride Laile and her now husband Ariel wasn't too bad himself.

Creatively the two of them created the center pieces themself which added to the rustic feel.


The food was amazing! My favourite part of the entire meal was the antipasto appatizer. They gave each table a large platter and we at family style. For some reason I had been and still have been craving antipasto for the longest while so when we were presented with the platter I felt like the luckiest girl on earth!


I simply love weddings! Aaron and I never had a "real" wedding and looking back I glad that we didn't, the money, the time, the effort the stress all for one day. It was never for us. We do however appreciate and enjoy the time we get to spend with a couple that has just begun the rest of their lives. When you think about it, it's truly magic to witness two people committing themselves to each other and no other word but "thankful" come to mind when ponder the fact that we have been invited to witness. Plus it gives Aaron and I a chance to sit still and remember what we vowed to each other and how we once felt while we exchanged those vows. It truly was a wonderful night.

June 21, 2013


Part one here


Wednesday: Zucchini Casserole w/ a side of Asparagus

Made with corn muffin mix and shredded zucchini, this casserole was wonderful and easy, perfect for summer. This would make a great side dish in a smaller portion paired with grilled chicken and a garden salad.

My tip: After shredding the zucchini get a clean tea towel or paper towel, wrap the zucchini inside and squeeze really hard to get rid of any access water. Note that when you mix the ingredients it’s supposed to look thick and crumbly and not like runny like a cake or muffin batter. Make sure you serve it when its nice and warm!

Thursday: Vegetarian Lasagna

I have never made any form of Lasagna before. For whatever reason I always thought it was time consuming and difficult to master. After I looked into this recipe I found that such was not the case. It was really no different than making spaghetti; the only difference is that Lasagna finishes off in the oven. Oddly enough, after trying this recipe I found that I liked vegetarian over meat lasagna!

I am truly happy that I did this; it actually saved us a few dollars at the grocery store, not just because we didn’t buy meat but because we planned out meals for the entire week so we shopped according to what the recipes called for.  By Friday we had a few different left overs that I didn’t even have to cook that day! This also showed me how easy is to no consume so much meat during the week, don’t get me wrong, I still love a juicy steak but it’s not something that I crave that much anymore. My husband is a huge meat lover, so much so that he practically begged me not to cut out meat this week, but meal after meal he had been so receptive and as time went on he actually requests that I cook these over and over again.