The weekend also contained beautiful sunshine, a trip to my local Frenchies thrift store (where I scored this pair of Tom's for $10), brunch at the farmer's market, and lots of relaxation on the deck with my Saturday crossword puzzle and a beverage.
One of those beverages was a cocktail made from soda water and the Strawberry Vodka that I made last weekend. Look at that beautiful color. And it tasted like fresh strawberries. So yummy!
I used the "bleached" strawberries and a couple of quarts of fresh strawberries to make strawberry freezer jam ..... but all the strawberries floated to the top of the jars! Sad? No; not at all. I get strawberry jam on the top layer and strawberry sauce on the bottom.
The weekend included a much anticipated, much desired visit to
Hell's Bay microbrewery in Liverpool NS where I picked up a couple of growlers (large, brown jugs) of beer -- one as a gift and one as a sampler for Amy and I. There's a lovely relaxed attitude between us both concerning things like formal mealtimes, so that means plenty of opportunity for impromptu snacking on delicious treats.
|Do try these "Beanitos"; they are scrumptious ..... especially with a roasted red pepper dip.|
Sunday morning, I attempted to counter my weekend indulgences with a 1/2 hr walk to meet another friend for our monthly coffee chat; and then my return walk home was to be on the trail/old railway line which I'd never attempted before. What fun!
Note of advice: Do not attempt to walk for 1.5 hr at noon on a hot summer day when your water bottle is only half full and the last half of the walk is uphill! Oy vey! Thank goodness for the A&W at the 3/4 mark. That ice cold root beer and padded swivel chair felt soooo good. I made it home in one piece thanks in part to Albert and Walter!
This week has been much less adventurous as my shins and feet are still recovering. How easily we forget our age and ability, huh!