Monday, May 21, 2012

Long weekend recap - sugar and spice

This weekend has been fantastic so far, and it's not over yet! Happy Victoria Day to all of my Canadian friends, I hope you are enjoying this long weekend.

This is the best weather we've had for a May 2-4 weekend in a LONG time. Sunny, hot, and just so perfect. I have tried to make the most of it...here's a glimpse at what we got up to...

Saturday started off with heading to the fabric store to finally look for some fabric options for the stools I nabbed from the curb a while ago (more on that later this week).

Then we added "spice" to the weekend - we hit up the garden store and got planting! We planted some herbs and a few potted plants (tomatoes!) to kick off the planting season.
pretty picture of a chive flower

chives, mint, basil

oregano, thyme, parsley

rosemary, tomatoes


Sunday we hopped on our bikes for some sugar...Sugar Beach that is...
we just love biking the Don Valley trails down to this beach in the middle of the city!

Sunday night we had friends over for a BBQ:
ribs cooked low and slow on the BBQ with hickory chips (sorry...didn't get a photo of the finished product!)

homemade butter tarts, made by yours truly...yumm...

Our al-fresco dining was topped off with a fireworks show at the end of our street! These people are serious about fireworks, way better calibre than you would expect from a random end-of-street showing!

Today I'm realxing (aka blogging), and then we're heading out for our first golf game of the year...if you're on the course hopefully you don't hear "FORE" from me too much :)

Hope everyone had  / is having a great long weekend....off to enjoy the sun!

7 comments:

Kerry said...

So jealous of the beautiful weather you guys are having back out in Toronto! It's cool and rainy here on the West Coast, and it's hard adjusting to it again after a week in Florida! Glad you are making most of the beautiful weather though :) I figure at least this rainy weather is forcing us to accomplish some stuff here at home :)

Lindsey said...

Sounds like a great day! And your butter tarts looked yummy :)

Amy said...

Sounds like a great weekend and productive too!
The weather was great in Ottawa as well, and I definitely took advantage. :)

Amelia @ House Pretty said...

Looks like a fantastic weekend - we had awesome weather here too, which NEVER happens in NS in May :)

Adding the finishing touch said...

Sounds like a fabulous long weekend! The ribs looked delicious!

Meesh@idreamofchairs.com said...

Next long weekend, I'm comin' over to your house for butter tarts! ;)

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

It sounds like you had a perfect long weekend. Your herbs are beautiful. I planted some recently as well, but yours look like they will really grow. I haven't seen any blossoms on my chives yet :(. I hope the nice weather continues for you.

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