Sunday, April 19, 2009
We had lunch at the Coffee Club at Grand Plaza.... we are slightly predictable with our selections. I belive we had the exact same lunch last time we ate here. And the exact same thing for breakfast the time before. When you are onto a good thing, stick to it!
(photos are from my phone)
Janet had Bacon, egg, tomato & toast without the tomato. And they actually remembered to leave off the tomato this time. You get to choose from poached or scrambled eggs. So poached it was.
This is a very small restaurant which had only one other couple seated inside when we arrived. They fit us in no worries!
There is only room for 18 people inside. Its small and very green. The other couple left almost as soon as we were seated and we thought we would have the whole place to ourselves (although a family came in a bit later.)
The service in this place was great. When we were seated, the waitress lit the candle on our table and brought us a bottle of cold water, and even filled our glasses for us. She came back throughout the night and refilled our glasses many times.
We started with (as seems to be traditional for us) a serving of Vegetarian Spring Rolls ($5.90). (these are also available in a chicken variety). They were extremely hot and deliciously crunchy. Filled with mainly vermicelli noodles, they were very tasty!
At first we didn't order drinks, but the family at the other table ordered some Cokes and when we saw the big icy glasses they got, we caved and ordered some for ourselves too....
Janets meal was "Sweet Prawn Lovers" ($17.50) - crispy king prawns in sweet chilli sauce. They looked good, and were declared a winner. Large juicy prawns encased in a light crispy batter with sweet chilli sauce.
We also has a small serve of steamed rice, which was served in this shiny container...
Ever since we had Biscuits from KFC in the USA, we have been on a quest to make biscuits. So I tried this recipe for Feather light Drop biscuits from the "Everybody likes Sandwiches" Blog.
They are gooooood!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Next stop was WOW, but it was shut. So off to Ikea. But it was shut also. So we went home!
Easter Monday however shops were OPEN and we went back to WOW and were deafened by their sound system display room. Then off to IKEA, and the Logan Mega centre. Along with everyone else onthe planet it seemed! There was even a queue of cars to get into the carpark. We headed to the far end and got a park easily. None of this stuffing around for a park close to the door for us!
We checked out the Mega Centre first, since we hadn't been there before. We were looking for a new cabinet to house our yet to be bought tv. THis is a good shopping centre for furniture. Heaps of different shops to look through, anbd they are all close together so you can go back and forth if you need to. There are also some electonic kind of shops for tvs and the like :-)
So we found a few cabinets we liked, then headed to IKEA to see if there was anything there. But first stop was for lunch in the Ikea cafeteria...
Meatballs with Mashed Potato for Janet ($7.50)
On the way, we left our luggage in Toronto and had a last minute wait for it before we left Vancouver.
Whilst in Vancouver we savoured our last taste of Tim Hortons, and our last slices of Vancouver Pizza.
We went for an interesting day in the country with Ronda and her Grandma. We stopped by Grandma's house and saw some turkey buzzards on the barn roof. Then we visited Ronda's cousin's cows. There was an unidentified tail on the ground when we got out of the car. oh dear. Anyway, we got to see the baby calves and one of them sucked on our fingers!! Very slimy, very cool though!!
We went to Dairy Queen for lunch, and then went to Ronda's sisters place and fed the baby goats - so cute!!!!!
Unfortunately Janet got dizzy, so we had to stop for a while. But she was ok, so we could finish the route. Then we ate left over subway in a leaf filled park. Once we had gotten all the bikes back into the car (much better than on the way there - we all had a seat in the car this time even!) We headed back.
We went to Subway and got about a million subs which I cut up and labelled when we got back. A bunch of Rondas friends came round and it was really great! We had a fantastic time!
And we had Mexican for dinner....
The falls are amazing. So much water!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
here they are ready to go in the oven. On the vegie - zucchinni, pumpkin, tomato and roasted capsicum with homemade pizza sauce. On the meaty - Bacon, mince and bbq sauce.