Where it all began…

I cannot possibly post every single thing we indulge in, so I have decided to start with last summer. My cottage is about an hour and a half North of Toronto. It is where my parents spend most weekends, and where I tend to visit a couple of times a month as well. While Jonty and I went up last summer, we debated going out to a restaurant, or cooking the ultimate feast of our own. We decided to get creative and have some fun in the kitchen. To say we had a lot of food is an understatement. As you will soon find out, our eyes tend to be bigger than our stomachs, but that’s the fun part, right?!

I have posted a photo of the finished product. We each had a steak, a lobster tail, shrimp skewer, corn on the cob. As side dishes, we made curly fries, mini yellow potatoes with sauted onions and garlic, and a salad. Of course, who can forget about one of Jonty’s favourite beers, Stella, and a nice girly homemade cocktail for myself!


Since no meal is complete without dessert, we took a lesson from Jonty’s South African background and scooped out the sweet and sour grenadilla (basically a passionfruit to us Canadians/Americans).  We also bought fudge from this divine little shop. The flavours pictured are cookies & cream, peanut butter, and toffee.


To start the morning off right, I prepared homemade pancakes topped with berries, bananas, maple syrup and a dusting of icing sugar. (Jonty clearly set the table as you can see…the fork and knife are on the wrong side)

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