After Tam and I finished our delicious lunch on Friday we headed over to Granville Island in Vancouver.
It was under a bridge and what could be better than a bridge support covered in vines when you’re a gardener? This is certainly not something we see in Edmonton!
There were so many things to see and do. What should we do first?
Of course we started with plants and flowers. . .
And then went on to more flowers. . .
We made a quick stop in the Emily Carr Art Institute and checked out some of the art on the walls. It was too deep for us,(They were literally scribbles) so we moved on to the indoor Farmer’s Market.
Tam and I both drooled over the handmade pastas and fresh boccincini so we picked up butternut squash ravioli with roasted red pepper pesto , linguine with basil pesto and two boccincini to have for dinner one night.
(Which by the way, was fabulous! Especially since we also added some spicy chorizo from the sausage stall.)
We spent some time checking out the various kinds of freshly made sausages. I was intrigued by some of the more interesting types such as the one that had apricots in it. (It was quite nice. You definitely tasted the sweet apricots.) As I hope to try sausage making when/if Henry brings home a deer this fall, I took lots of notes!
Thursdays there is also an outdoor Farmers Market and we headed over to see what was being offered. One stand was selling organic vegetables which Tamara found rather lacking. Although I only grow organically and so have a higher tolerance for blemishes, I must admit that those veggies were rather sad looking. While perusing the stands we were serenaded by a man playing the steel guitar. I picked up a CD to both enjoy his music at home and have a reminder of a lovely day. (It’s playing as I write this.) The best stall came last, as we stopped at Masion Cote (http://www.maisoncote.com/) where the fragrance of fresh herbs wafted to our noses. I hit the jackpot there, as the lovely owner was a passionate foodie and gave me great ideas for my deer sausage endeavour. I did not leave that stall empty handed!
One last stop at a little shop on our way back to the truck scored us both beautiful cashmere scarves for only $15!
Another exciting adventure came to a close.
But not to worry, there were more adventures on the way. . .