We had a long weekend here in Canada (Victoria Day) so my weekend recap is coming a bit later in the week. My apologies! I’ll be honest, compared to most weekends I did not do a whole lot, but do I regret anything? Absolutely not. Fortunately I was able to do a whole lot of nothingness in Montreal. I made the most of the beautiful weather by spending quite a bit of time outside (in parks, on a boat…) but quite honestly the rest of the time was spent watching countless hours of television and movies. Since my mobility is somewhat lacking these days I figured it was a good excuse to kick back, relax and enjoy every show on TV. After much convincing I agreed to watch the first season of Game of Thrones. I never thought I’d see the day when I would actually find myself craving more GoT. Winter must seriously be coming…(this will make absolutely no sense if you don’t watch the show!) Now onto the highlights:
Hot temps + boat + spa = perfection. I was able to experience all of this when C and I went to Bota Bota for a morning. The weather was gorgeous while we were on the boat (the picture was taken after we got off) and we thoroughly enjoyed the steam room, sauna, hot tubs and lounging on some big cushions off the side of the boat. Better yet, we got a deal! If you get there before 11:00 AM on a weekday you are able to spend 3 hours using all the amenities of the spa for $30. Major steal.
Because lying on a spa boat is so exhausting it was necessary that we spend all day laying in Montreal’s beautiful Jeanne-Mance park. With a perfect view of the mountain, and the city in the background we spent hours laying out, listening to music and chatting with friends. Take me back!
I read some great reviews on Café Pavé in Old Montreal and when I found out they had gluten-free bread I knew a visit would be necessary. I got the Rio sandwich, which was filled with chicken, Jalapeno spread, goat cheese, spinach, roasted garlic and tomatoes. They have a lunch special so I got the sandwich with a side salad and a drink for $10.Clearly I’m a sucker for a good deal! But seriously, the sandwiches were fantastic, the atmosphere was cool and the service was helpful. If you’re in old port and looking for a good lunch place I would definitely suggest checking out Café Pavé…especially if you’re not interesting in waiting for 2 hours for a sandwich from Olive & Gourmando.
In my attempts to be honest with all of you I will admit that between the sandwich I had at Café Pavé and this gorgeous salad I had below, my eats were not so impressive. Thai express, a burger and fries from Chef on Call, way too many chocolate chip cookies, I went a little overboard on the indulging. By Monday I was literally craving vegetables. Santropol to the rescue! I got the garden salad topped with chicken and a delicious honey mustard vinnegrette. The best part? Eating out on the patio with amazing company. Shortly after I flew back to Toronto. A perfect end to the weekend 🙂
I’ll be honest, I’ve somewhat put blogging on the back-burner. With my leg/back injury I’ve been far more focused on finding the cause of all my pain and not so much on everything else. The blog brings me so much joy and I truly love nothing more than coming up with creative recipes and workouts and sharing them with all of you. Because cooking requires many hours of standing and since I’ve made my way through my arsenal of recipes and pictures my posts may be less frequent. But you should definitely still tune in! I will be popping in every now and then, some days more often then others. I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately so I’ve got some delicious and nutritious recipes coming your way.
Thanks for your understanding and all of your kind words!
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