Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Tourist in My Own Back Yard

(Well, if my backyard was really huge)
Yesterday, I got on the bus and took the long trip over the bridge to West Vancouver; Ambleside, to be exact. I walked the seawall, snapping a few pics as I went.



Once I reached Dundarave, my stomach was screaming at me, so I searched for the perfect lunnch spot. A small bakery-cafe, Bakehouse, grabbed my eye. I ordered fresh lemonade (it was real) and an HLTC sandwhich. The sandwhich arrived, a deceptively simple-looking creation with housemade white bread, grilled ham and the requisite lettuce tomato and cheese. I hate mushy white bread and I was so relieved when I bit into this and it tasted like the best homemade white bread I have ever had. Sometimes the simplest things are best. The lunch gave me enough energy to make the walk to Park Royal mall and from there I hopped back on the bus to Vancouver.


Being a Tuesday night and All, Rob and I met up at the Backstage lounge for a few beverages before continuing on home to a light dinner of smoked mackerel and cucumber salad and a tomato tart.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

What a wonderful, simple dinner. The tart looks especially delish. I keep saying I'm going to see if the pizza joint near me will sell me plain old raw dough; maybe I'll really do it now! After work, I'm too lazy to make dough from scratch...

Lisa said...

Oh, and I remember walking the seawall when I visited Vancouver 10+ years ago. It was so great! My dad grew up in Vancouver and had told me about how when he was small he used to watch the ships coming into the harbor and imagine all the far-off, exotic places they had come from. I was glad I got to see the place.

michelle said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! Great photos. I think more people should explore their own "back yards" - including me! The smoked mackerel sounds really wonderful, I'm going to have to see if I can find any around here. And thank you for your very nice "congratulations" on my blog!

Nerissa said...

*inviting myself for dinner* ;-) It really sounds great. I really need to do some more tracking to find smoked mackerel and smoked trout. The Valley seems to have a severe lack of either every time I look (I'm probably looking in the wrong places) and earns me weird looks from clerks and fishmongers.

linda said...

Lisa, thanks for the compliments and I love your story! I too am too lazy to produce dough after work, which is why I buy my dough from the pizza place in the market.
Thanks for dropping by Michelle. I would love to explore YOUR backyard; oregon is one of my favourite places south of the border.
Nerissa, drop by anytime; I always make enough food for ten people! Anyway, the Valley has its advantages as well~ like your Mom's backyard garden...