Saturday, August 02, 2014

Happy 60th Mum! / Ottawa weekend

We went to Ottawa to celebrate my mum's 60th birthday this weekend. We will celebrate her in style with a ladies weekend in Montreal next weekend (more on that to come!) so this was small celebration at Les Fougères, in Chelsea, Quebec. My sister made a beautiful photo collage of the evening :

The food was amazing and the lemon poppyseed cake my sister brought from Three Tarts was divine, nothing less for our amazing mum.

The next day was breakfast c/o marvellous mum :

Her amazing granola with fresh raspberries...

Show me the biscuits!

...and zucchini pineapple muffins (recipe below if you want to be marvellous like mum ;).

Then I got to meet Laura's little guy, Otis...

If you're asking, he's a Shar Pei 
 ...and take him for a walk by the river (before losing my way in the heat!).

Not to mention, admire Laura's boyfriend, Ryan's rendition of the actors from The Trip...

..(plus find out there is a sequel coming out soon!).

Looking forward to what next weekend has in store! xo

Zucchini Pineapple Loaf (from Company's Coming Muffins & more)
 2 Eggs 2 cups Flour
 ½ cup Cooking oil 1 tsp Baking soda
 1 cup Sugar ½ tsp. Baking powder
 1 cup Shredded zucchini (unpeeled) ½ tsp  Salt
 1/2 cup Crushed pineapple, drained 3/4; tsp. Cinnamon
 1 tsp. Vanilla 1/4; tsp. Nutmeg
  ½ cup Chopped nuts

Beat oil, eggs and sugar. Stir in zucchini, pineapple and vanilla.
Measure remaining ingredients into another bowl, Stir. Pour all at once into batter, and stir just until moistened. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour until it tests done. Cool for 10 minutes in pan, then turn out to cool completely. 

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