Hi everyone! Thanks for all the positive feedback on my new blog – I’m really excited about taking this step. I had to put posting on hold while I made the transition and updated my pages, so I haven’t posted about my birthday (it was on Saturday) yet. But it was a pretty low key day as far as birthdays go because my mom and sister both had to work.
I just had my usual oatmeal for breakfast – but made it more celebratory with some sprinkles and a candle!
Sometime in the morning I went for a run/walk. My knees and hips haven’t been hurting lately so I thought it was worth a try. I know I maybe shouldn’t be pushing myself like that yet, but it was my birthday and I just wanted to run damnit! And so I did. And I felt great. Better than great, actually. I was able to run/walk for a full 3.5 miles before my hip started bothering me. And my knees and hips have been fine ever since – I think that’s a good sign!
Afterwards I met my mom on her lunch break for a quick bite at Kindfood (edit 10/11/2014: Kindfood was renamed Lettuce Love Cafe). Yes, that’s two times in one week. But who’s counting? I got the Goddess bowl (brown rice, braised kale, shredded carrots and beets, and marinated tofu) with a miso gravy, which was fantastic!
In the afternoon I went to the garden center with my dad to pick up some vegetable plants and seeds, then spent the rest of the afternoon all cozy on the couch while reading Game of Thrones.
Dinner was definitely the highlight of my day because the four of us went to my favourite restaurant Blacktree for dinner!
As soon as I saw the appetizers, I new immediately what I wanted to get: the red beet terrine with goat cheese meringue and truffle honey. This was really sweet – it almost could have been dessert – but that’s why I loved it! It was such a unique twist on the typical goat cheese and beet pairing.
For my entree I had the fish special, which was halibut in a lemongrass broth. The fish was cooked perfectly, as always, but the flavours in the dish didn’t wow me as they usually do at Blacktree.
Dessert was the best part of the meal (but when is it not?). My sister and I split the plate of “chocolate tastes”, which included a molten chocolate cake (underneath the slab of chocolate) and house made caramel ice cream.
Oh. my. gosh this was amazing! I know I’m probably stating the obvious here, but I freaking love chocolate.
The night ended with a birthday shot with the chef and then crashing into bed!
How did you spend your last birthday?
What would be your ideal birthday dessert?