Monday, April 18, 2011

Weekend part 1

This weekend was pretty busy too! We fit in lots of awesome. On Friday Ben gave me a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, just cause.

I LOVE them. Sorry, those are the best photos I could get.

I took apart some donated jewelry which will be given new life in honeywild pieces (I take old jewelry apart and clean the beads so they can be used in new creations - more info under the tab up top, "recycle your jewels"). Here are some beads from the first few bracelets I killed ;)

Ben went to see the Whitecaps soccer game for his friend's birthday on Saturday and when I picked him up we decided to go out for dinner. I had a coupon for a restaurant called Eight 1/2 just off Main st at 151 East 8th Avenue. It sounded really cool - here is their blurb/mandate:
"eight ½ restaurant lounge is based on the principle that what goes in to our bodies should be simple, fresh and local. We pride ourselves on having a kitchen that has no need for a deep fryer or microwave, keeping our dishes and drinks healthy and fresh every time."
It was delicious! It's quite small and there was a large bachelor party there taking up a bunch of tables so we sat at the bar. We ordered the baked brie [filo wrapped brie, local buckwheat honey, sweet chili, candied apple slices] to start (sooo tasty) and then shared the mushroom risotto [a seasonal mix of fresh BC mushrooms, pine nuts, and baby spinach topped with white truffle oil and shaved Parmesan] which OH my my. So very delicious!! It was great and we'd definitely go back.

So that was the first half of the weekend. Sunday was super fun as well and I'll try to blog about it tomorrow :)

What shenanigans did you get up to this weekend?

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Sounds like a fun weekend, Stina! I've never been to 8 1/2, but I might have to go just to check out that risotto! One of my favourite foods, for sure. :)