Wednesday, 13 August 2008

welcome to Halifax

Ant and I have almost slept off our jet lag and we're pleased to be in Halifax with the parental figures. Yesterday Mum helped me bake a veggie bread ring. Baking is not really my thing, but I gave it a go because this recipe sounded really interesting. Here is the veggie filling, made with purple cabbage, broccoli, shredded carrot, chives, cottage cheese and cheddar cheese.

Then I rolled out the zucchini bread dough and spread the filling on it.

I rolled it up and cut it into a ring like this. Fancy, eh? We ate it when Kevin and Sonya came over for dinner last night.

Yesterday afternoon Ant and I spent some time with Tawnya and Adam. We met Adam for lunch at his work and I got a little tour of Neptune theatre from him. We had lunch down the street at the Carlton restaurant, which was nice.

Then Tawnya and Ant and I wandered around downtown. Since it was raining we headed into Perks and had a hot beverage. Tawnya has become a lover of espresso after her time in Italy. She said the Perks double espresso was not very smooth and was burnt. Ant had a "coffee crisp", which was very sweet. And I had this green monstrosity, which smelled like seaweed and tasted like vanilla had been added to mask the real flavour. Apparently it is very healthy, but I was unable to finish it because it was quite vile.

After the rain stopped we managed to see a busker who was doing some juggling. He was quite funny when he got going.

After dinner yesterday Ant and I went to visit with Sonya and Kevin at Sarah and Jamin's house.

We played a massive game of Settlers of Catan with the Seafarers extension. Jamin and Kevin and Ant were all way in the lead and Kevin won in the end after a severe trading embargo on Jamin.


Kevin & Sonya said...

She is unaware of the move - but I've told herabout the new house and the pool -- if that makes any sense?? Seh's just too young to get it. What are you up to these days?

Must play settleres again soon.


Tawnya said...

That was a good day, minus the perks drinks... ha. I hope your time in Halifax was great! Talk to you soon!

april said...

Ahh, Settlers. How I miss that game...but not losing to Ant!