Mini Vacay

R and I went away for a little R & R for our anniversary.  We headed out to PEC (Prince Edward County), and spent 2 lovely nights at Suites on the Lake in Wellington.  The couple who own the Bed and Breakfast had a 12 week old Portuguese Water Dog, so while we missed Ollie Bear like crazy we were able to play with sweet little Abe.  During our stay there we had booked a great day with a woman who runs a business called From the Farm.  It is a cooking school with a lot more built-in, she picked us up at the Bed and Breakfast around 9:00am and then we headed over a couple of local farms to buy fresh ingredients.  At the first farm, Vicki’s Veggies, R and I had to pick fresh strawberries.  I am just about the slowest strawberry picker around, not going to lie, it’s definitely not one of my strong suits.  Here we are showing off our hard work, mine is the smallest pint on the left.

After we had some nice fresh ingredients we headed over to C’s house (C – owner of From the Farm), she runs her cooking classes out of her home – which is beautiful.  We had requested a Southern Theme for our menu, so we made Skillet Corn Bread, Scallop Cakes with Sugar Snap Peas and toasted Almonds, and for dessert Pecan Pie (one of R’s favorites).    Both R and I really enjoy cooking when we have the time to do it, but watching him roll out a pie crust was probably the highlight of the trip for me, he makes a cute little baker (he wasn’t too thrilled with the black mail photos I took though, notice him threatening to beat me with the rolling-pin).

We finished the day with a visit to two of the local wineries in Prince Edward County.  I didn’t realize that you aren’t obligated to drink all the wine they pour into your glass at the tasting, so I was a little tipsy at the end of the day.  🙂

My second favorite part of our mini vacay was eating at Buddha Dog in Picton.  They serve Gourmet Organic Hotdogs and they are fabulous!  All of the ingredients are fresh and local, including the buns and hotdogs. Even if you don’t like hotdogs, I highly recommend going there if you are ever in Picton. 

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June 22, 2011. Uncategorized.

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