August 2011

So, always up for a good time, my friend Alica and I purchased TeamBuy vouchers for a stand-up paddleboarding lesson and rentals with Windsure Adventure Watersports on Jericho Beach in Vancouver. True to form, we waited until the last weekend before the vouchers expired to use them, but I trust that Fate gave us a helping hand there because the weather was the warmest it has been all summer, and trust me, a warm day helps a lot when you're constantly falling into the Pacific Ocean.

We had some guests around on Saturday night for dinner and as it is finally summer on the west coast and we're enjoying some warm days, I didn't want to be in the kitchen too long cooking. So I made my go-to quick dish that still impresses, because the flavours are so intense: a quiche. In fact, I made two quiches, a gruyere, leek and roasted red pepper quiche which I had never even road-tested before, and a mushroom goat cheese quiche that I have made in the past and that I blogged about over on Guiltless & Gourmet (click here to read it; I will be transferring my posts to this blog one by one so that recipe will also appear on The Guiltless Life at some point in the near future!).

I LOVED the book One Day by David Nicholls. It was a wonderful modern take on the classic romance saga. Nicholls is first and foremost a screenwriter who has successfully forayed into the world of fiction writing. Not surprisingly, however, the film rights for One Day were quickly picked up and it was released just last week in cinemas in North America. It stars Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess.