Just a quick blog post before our busy weekend begins. My yoga-instructing, vegan, gluten-free sister is arriving from Costa Rica and we have plans for pedicures, dinner out and a visit to a newly opened Dutch-Style café in a nearby city.
I need to go and finish tidying the guest room and plan my vegan meals for the weekend (I see a lot of veggies in my family's near future!) but I wanted to share five photos from my phone that illustrate the week that has been.
I'm joining in with Amy's (Love Made My Home) weekly linky, Five on Friday.
Number One: Snowy Art
We've had a few sprinklings of snow around here in the last few days. I love how this layer of the white stuff added to the beauty of the neighbour's stone-paved driveway.
Number Two: Warmth for Breakfast
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and this is one of my favourite recipes HERE.
The family loves the strawberry/banana/chocolate version, but one day this week I changed it up and made it with apples, raisins and almonds instead. It was scrumptious!!
Number Three: Sweet Afton
Robbie Burns Day (January 25th) is special in our home, not because of any particular affinity to anything Scottish, but because our daughter is named after a river mentioned in one of Burns' poems, "Flow Gently Sweet Afton."
Here is a YouTube link to my favourite musical setting of the poem :
Number Four: Monte Carlo Cookies
I bake cookies each weekend for our kids' school lunches. Most kids would choose a plain old chocolate chip cookie as their lunchbox treat, but not mine. They like to search my baking cookbooks and choose something exotic and complicated. This week they chose these layered confections, Monte Carlo Cookies. Basically they are coconut oatmeal biscuits sandwiched together with red jam and a buttercream frosting. Honestly, they were worth all the hard work. Delicious!!
Number Five: Cold Weather Walking
Nothing beats a walk in the sunshine, surrounded by snow- as long as one is dressed for the weather! Casey, our beagle-shepherd mix, adores frolicking in the snow so we try to get out every day for a walk through the nearby green space.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!