Yesterday was one of the most exciting days of my summer so far. For one, I started the day with two delicious sweet potato waffles topped with nut butter, and honeyed Greek yogurt on the side. I’m enjoying the last few cartons of berries that we have, before they are completely out of season and too pricey. I am officially in love with waffles – goodbye, pancakes! For now. If only I could bring the waffle maker to Ontario with me in a couple of weeks!
My sister, Seline, and I went downtown. We always map out our walking route, in case it gets too hot and we don’t feel like walking more than we should. Yesterday, we hit all of the spots in the photo on the right.
For lunch, we visited Guu Original Thurlow in Vancouver, where Seline had the teriyaki chicken don (bowl), served over rice with pickled vegetables, nori (seaweed), miso soup, and a cold soba noodle salad.
My lunch was equally delicious: seared saba mackerel with rice, miso soup, and the side of the day, which was the cold soba noodle salad. I loved the soba noodles and wish I cooked them at home more often.
After that, we went to Faubourg Paris, where we met up with author Jeyn Roberts. If we’ve talked in the last two weeks, you’ll know that I am completely infatuated by her novel When They Fade, about a murdered girl’s afterlife and her determination to save a bullied girl.
I felt so lucky to have the opportunity to ask numerous questions about the book, her writing process and writing environment, influences, and others. We learned so much about her incredible experiences, and felt honoured to receive copies of her other novels, Dark Inside, Rage Within, and The Bodies We Wear. We couldn’t thank her enough. ❤
Completely random side note for Vancouver foodies: the strawberry-banana smoothie, and the London Fog tea latte at Faubourg Paris (Robson/Hornby) are absolutely delicious, and I’d highly recommend them both.
But, even more than a cup of tea, I’d recommend reading this book. How can you refuse such a beautiful cover and intriguing storyline? My sister, who loves romance novels, was satisfied with the very believable, and very cute, relationships that develop in this book. You will fall in love with these characters, I promise.
I also changed my laptop’s wallpaper to Buntzen Lake, one of the most beautiful places in BC, in my opinion. I hope my family will be able to make some time to see Buntzen soon.
That’s it for today! Have a beautiful, beautiful weekend.