The next day, a lunch of surpassing grandiosity transpired at the lake house. To again take full advantage of both the outdoor grill and leftover fresh produce from the Kitsilano farmer's market, the theme of the meal was burgers and salads, and fresh fruit and vegetables.
As I mentioned briefly before, my absolute favorite breakfast is a cappuccino and a muffin. Since I've been back at Williams, however, t...
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We made the most out of the one rainy day we encountered in Vancouver by going to the Congee House for lunch. Congee is a rice porridge that...
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Lake House Lunches - 8/23/2011 & 8/24/2011
After scaling the Grouse Grind - a 1.8 mile ascent 2800 ft up one Vancouver's surrounding mountains - we reached my aunt and uncle's lake house completely ravenous. True to form, my aunt Mary had prepared a lunch that we descended upon like vultures. After many restaurant Chinese meals, fresh simple produce provided a welcome fuel for the hungry hikers. We had vegetables - squash, asparagus, and peppers - grilled to perfection on the outdoor barbeque, warm, rich mashed potatoes, and a salad with greens from a farmer's market in Kitsilano, which was finished with halved grapes, crunchy cucumbers, and my mom's signature mustard vinaigrette, saved from a previous feast. Mary also prepared three different types of ribs - one rack was seasoned with salt and pepper, another with oregano and other herbs, and the last with a Hawaiian inspired barbeque sauce. Unfortunately, I did not capture the ribs - the bones at the plate's rear are the only testament to their deliciousness.