Yesterday, I once again enjoyed a super-fun lunch date with Angela and Odette! In April, we had a meet-up at thrive juice bar. This time, we ventured over to the Seven Shores Urban Market and Cafe in Uptown Waterloo.
I was excited to finally get to Seven Shores for lunch; it’s been on my list of hot-spots-to-try for a very long time. (Dad, you should be super-grateful that Angela and Odette spared you a vegan/vegetarian lunch as one of our Outings of the Month!).
Odette was the only one of the three of us who had eaten at Seven Shores before. She had good things to say about the spring rolls:
I didn’t need much convincing to try those!
While waiting for lunch, our conversation flowed fast and furious. We all read each other’s blogs, but there was still so much to discuss and catch up on!
Actually, we each ended up deciding on the spring rolls. Makes for a winning choice for each of us, but boring photography!
I loved the combination of distinct flavours – the dipping sauce was spicy and sweet, a wonderful contrast to the mild rice paper wrapper. The carrot-based filling melded well with the dab of cashew butter – scrumptious!
One final photo before we had to say our good-byes:
I can’t wait until our next outing (we discussed a potential venue, already). Both Angela and Odette are absolutely delightful, so easy to chat with, and we share many likes and interests.
Blog reading is fun; blogger socials are fantastic!
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I almost missed the season!
This flowering tree is absolutely my favourite of spring blossoms:
As you can see, there are already petals on the ground. A couple more days, and I’d have been out of luck with my chance to soak up the blossoms’ beauty. I am quite chagrined to admit that I have no clue as to the name of this tree. If you can enlighten me, I’d be eternally grateful. [Sidenote: I’m just woefully ignorant of plant/tree/flower names, in general. Take flowers: I know roses, carnations, tulips…after that, I morph into “pretty flower” for the type name!]
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And you wonder why…
I disparaged the Canadian Marathon Scene in Monday’s post…
According to this thread on the Running Mania forum, there was a SNAFU at the Mississauga Marathon on Sunday. The first two marathon finishers were disqualified because the lead bike led them off-course. Nice. There’s some debate as to who’s at fault. You could argue that the lead runners should have known the course, stuck to the route. In their shoes, though, don’t you think it’d be pretty hard to ignore the pace bike? Top contenders shouldn’t have to be thinking about where they should be running. They should be able to just hammer and focus on running fast. *Sigh.*