Friday, 17 July 2015

Friday, it's Friday!

My continuing quest to capture a photo a day, more or less...

New gate, finally.
Stormy weather.
Kale salad.
Wasaga Beach.
More perusing of furniture.
Ripley's Aquarium.

This week I shared a recipe for Pancakes Bananas Foster, and more photos from our trip to the African Lion Safari.

We've been trying different cheeses from the farmer's market.  Smoked gouda and goat's milk asiago are a couple of our new favourites.  I've learned that there are a lot of things about cheese that I didn't know.

Potato salad is perfect with a grilled steak.  Specifically, this potato salad.

I want gardens that look like these gardens.

I love cinnamon rolls, or any type of sweet roll for that matter.  So, these Peach Brown Butter Sweet Rolls need to happen in my kitchen.

I also love pies.  But I hate making them.  Actually it's the making of the crust that I hate.  So three cheers for free form pies... like hand pies, rustic tarts and galettes.  How about a savoury onion tart with bacon, kale, and feta?  Or maybe a peach galette with bourbon and honey?

I have slept in almost every morning this week, hitting the snooze button way too many times.  I'm tired and unorganised.  This weekend I'm going to try and reset for the week ahead.

If you've read The Girl On The Train, and loved it,  here are twelve other books you might like.

And because it's summer, and because I'm itching for a road trip, I leave you with a quote.

Happy Friday, and happy weekend!


  1. Congratulations on your handsome new gate! Wasaga Beach will be crowded today, I bet.

  2. You week's adventures reads like a poem...nice montage♪

  3. That shark pic had me a bit worried at first, until I read that it was an aquarium!! LOL
    I want those gardens too!! wow.
    Love the picture with the quote.

  4. I laughed when you said "a shot a day" ... I would love to be able to limit myself to that. Your life is full of life and joy and fun all depicted in your photos. Love the hot air balloons, though I would never have the courage to go up in one. Lovely post ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  5. I admire those who endeavor to post a photo each day! Your recipes look delicious!

  6. Love this quote, Jenn! I sure hope you get your wish of going on a road trip.

    Your photo challenge is a neat idea! The Kale salad looks yummy, and must admit I'm a bit jealous of your beach trip ;) Thanks so much for linking up with #candidcuddles!

  7. I would love to travel more, but I also like home. Cute quote #candidcuddles

  8. A Lovey quote road trips are fun and I hope to go on one when I'm well. I wish you well and hope you get to travel soon!


    Angela from

  9. I looked at the last photo and went "costco!" (-: Great photos and quote, thanks for linking up!

  10. Lots of great shots! Looks like it was a busy week.

  11. Beautiful quote!! Travel really is an amazing thing - it stays with you forever. It sounds like a great week, great pics. I clicked in from #mummy&us. Thanks so much for linking up with #candidcuddles x

  12. Thanks for sharing all the inspiration. Love the quote!

    Happy day friend!

  13. We just had our first roadtrip of the summer. It was definitely more about the destination (Cape Cod), as the journey on the Mass Pike was overwhelming.
    Our next roadtrip is the White Mountains of New Hampshire so I do believe that one will be better for me!
    And now, on to read about cheese.

  14. Looks like lots of fun this week, I commented on candid cuddles but wanted to say thanks for also linking up with #mummy&us I love you beach pic

  15. Cool photos, Jenn, and cool quote! Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More.

  16. Fun way to recap your week....the picture of all the boys makes the picture of Costco make all the more sense. We have 2 boys who are in college. When they are home that's what our costco run looks like!

  17. That smoked cheese sounds lovely! Goats cheese is a favourite of mine! #Mummy&Us 💕💕💕 Noah and the Girls

  18. I've read three of the books on that list, and liked them all! And if any of those recipes are what are on your Pinterest boards (which I'm drooling over right now as I type this) - I can't wait to check them out!

  19. It looks like summer around your place :) Those gardens - I understand why you would want those, they are gorgeous.


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