Thursday, 18 February 2010

What's not to love?!

Week two in Canada and I can't believe how quickly time is speeding by! There is sure lots to love this Thursday:

- sunny and warm "winter" days
- walks on the beach

- views of the city of Vancouver backed by snow-capped mountains
- Seigel's bagels, especially when still warm from the brick oven
- spinach salad with dried cranberries, bacon, feta cheese, red onions, fried mushrooms, and balsamic vinaigrette
- my dad's homemade apple pie (made with apples from his own tree) with imperial sharp cheddar cheese
- home-made Nanaimo bars with nuts instead of shredded coconut

- a visit to the Museum of Vancouver

- the MOV's "Ravishing Beasts" special exhibition that illustrates what my advisor says in his museum history lectures on developments in museum exhibit techniques over the past 100 years (I am a nerd, I LOVE museum exhibits that tie in to museum studies)
- catching up with a friend from high school that I hadn't seen in over a decade
- cheering my heart out watching the Canadian men's hockey team manage to beat the Swiss in a shoot-out


  1. Now what holiday wouldn't be complete without a visit to a museum!!!

    That nanaimo bar looks wickedly delicious. A friend just made them on the Darers Bakers Challenge! but oh so much fat!!!! bGotta try it one day!!

    Keep enjoying

  2. Or a couple museums... I spent the afternoon in another today! Not that that is strange for me!

    I was horrified by the amount of butter used by the Nanaimo bars, but they were yummy, and they were eagerly eaten up by friends and visitors, so they disappeared pretty quickly. I love the fact that they don't require baking, so I figure I'll make them again in Japan!

  3. What wonderful experiences! But no picture of Peking Duck?! That looks like a killer nanaimo bar. (Not so sure about the 'ravishing beasts' exhibit - I've always found taxidermy creepy.)
    love and hugs, C

  4. C - I've never been keen on taxidermy before, but this was a really neat exhibit. I really loved the way it backed up what my advisor always talks about in his history of museums spiel too!