August on Planet Byn {2015}

by byn on August 31, 2015

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I basically spent this month trying to catch all my favourite fresh summer fruits before they vanished for the season, but here’s what I was up to in the meantime:

  • How is it possible that I had never been to Wvrst before this month? I’m not quite sure. I organized a farewell party for my co-worker (and the hottest guy in my company if you ask some of my old co-workers!) and this was his request. Long picnic tables, a bar along one side, and a counter at the back to order any type of sausage you can think of, plus duck fat fries. I’m so in on this place.
  • My friend Katy from Ottawa was in Waterloo visiting her in-laws, so based on Christina‘s recommendation, we headed to The Bauer Kitchen for lunch. There’s a little bakery attached where we picked up a treat for dessert and I had an ICED NUTELLA LATTE. Seriously this thing was like crack and I still can’t stop thinking about it.
  • I made these Asian Noodle Bowls twice this month, which is pretty unprecedented for me because I never repeat recipes so quickly. They were fast, easy, filling, and used up a lot of the zucchini I overdosed on at the Farmer’s Market.
  • Every Thursday at lunch my friend Heather and I go for a walk, run errands, or shop, but we mixed it up last week and went to Little Fin for lunch. We both had the Crispy Haddock sandwich, which came with potato wedges and ‘slaw. I was so full after, and so glad we finally tried it.
  • My old boss hosted a barbecue at his house, and I obviously was assigned to bring dessert (Blueberry Crumb Squares and Oatmeal S’mores Squares) but I more excited about the jar of PICKLES I brought! I forced everyone to add them to their burgers and they were a hit!
  • Lydia and I had dinner at Plank and we seriously loved everything we ate: Edamame Guacamole, House Sliders (with maple bacon relish!), Pickled Beet Salad and Bacon & Egg Risotto. Definitely need to go back.

Other non-foodie things I was obsessed with this month:

  • I got tickets to the Rogers Cup through work and couldn’t believe it when we got to see Serena Williams play. She got so frustrated at one point she was bashing her racket against a chair, and then basically came back to dominate her opponent in the final set. Pretty amazing.
  • Kristine and I went to see Straight Outta Compton and it was my #2 movie of the summer, only after Southpaw.  I love a good biopic, and who doesn’t want to see Dr. Dre’s origin story?
  • I finally got around to reading Me Before You which various individuals in my life (Mom, Danielle, Jenny) have been hounding me about for years. No spoilers here, but I quite liked it and am looking forward to reading the sequel which comes out soon.


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