Hii there! How was your weekend? It was another busy one for me.
Dinner Friday night:
Kodiak Power Cakes with butter and syrup. I will never, ever get tired of breakfast for dinner on Friday nights.
Atticus was wondering why the grocery bag was following him around…
Saturday night, Eric and I ended up at Prince Albert’s for dinner, which is an adorable retro diner downtown. We ended up here for Valentine’s Day earlier this year and have been looking for excuses to go back.
In true diner style, we shared a vanilla milkshake:
And then I ordered the Jerk Chicken Burrito – rice, cheese, sauteed veggies, jerk-spiced chicken and pineapple rolled into a tortilla.
It was awesome! I loved the pineapple addition. Eric got poutine – no surprise there.
This weekend was Sunfest - a large multicultural festival in London (Ontario) that always draws a large crowd. There’s four different stages playing all kinds of different ethnic music at any given time, tons of vendors, and fantastic food.
This act brought out a belly dancer – it was really cool to watch.
It’s easily my favourite local event each year! So my mom, aunts and I headed downtown to check it out on Sunday afternoon.
Of course, I beelined straight for the food. I had been thinking Indian food but it felt too hot for curry, so I went to a Latin American tent.
I got a combo with salad and rice, a chicken tamale, a beef empanada, and a bean and cheese pupusa (I asked for pork and cheese, but I’ll take beans too). I need Central American food more often – particularly pupusas (thick tortilla stuffed with cheese and other fillings). One of my favourite things ever!
And then we shopped.
For all my egg lovers out there:
There was a vendor there making egg shell jewellery – that’s different!
This vendor is there every year and I love the name:
I guess that even fairies need pyjamas?
He does like to think that he’s a guard dog:
…although he’s more likely to lick you to death than anything else.
But what if you like ricecakes?
Whatever, still funny (Although most of the vendors focused on clothes and jewellery, clearly there were some random ones in there).
Oh, and if you wanted to go rock-climbing, that was an option:
Also a good way to win money, apparently. You had to climb to the top of the ‘advanced’ wall, but I don’t think I saw anyone make it past the first third on that one. I totally would have shown them all up, if it wasn’t for wearing a skirt and sandals ;-)
Satisfying the afternoon sweet tooth:
Gelato! I love that that the small size included three flavours. I went with…something I can’t remember (it was vanilla and had chocolate flakes), ‘blue sky’ (which tasted like birthday cake…although why they wouldn’t just call it birthday cake, I’m not sure) and pistachio. I fully expected to like the ‘blue sky’ one best, but the pistachio surprised me. So good!
*Edited to add: the first flavour was stracciatella – thanks Lucie!
Oh, and I bought the cuffs and the ring at the festival. I wanted a leather cuff, but the vendor talked me into buying two and he threw the ring in there. I am easily sucked in…
I also bought a new pair of earrings:
They basically make me feel like I should be wearing a toga and a crown of olive leaves. So…does someone want to have a toga party and invite me?
And I left the festival in a completely different outfit I went there in.
(forgive the hat head)
Yay romper! I hadn’t planned on buying any new clothes for a while after my last big shopping spree, but I thought it was cute. #worthit
That’s all for me today – have a great Monday!
<— Are you a fan of big festivals? What was the last one you went to?
<— In a spread of pretty much every cuisine possible, which one would you head to?
<— Egg shell jewellery: weird or awesome?
<— What did you do over the weekend?