Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day out with Jane Part One....

Met up with Jane in Orillia on Wednesday.  It was my bright idea to park by the water front.......didn't realize we would be plagued with midges/flies, oh well never mind.  Forgot we had to do a mountain climb/ hike to the restaurant, which was hard work when your mouth is going ten to the dozen the whole time.....oh well never mind!!!   I know I could have kept my mouth shut, but we had plenty to talk about.

Anyhow made it to the restaurant The Brewery Bay,  in one piece.  Jane had eaten here before and as she is a vegan a lot of places don't cater to vegans and this place does.  So after a potty break we sit down and study the menu.  Jane decided to have a veggie burger with fries:

Me, well I ordered the soup and salad meal, which consisted of  cauliflower and ham soup and goat cheese and candied walnut salad.  Jane took a photo of me looking in wonderment/disgust at the size of the cheese.

Now when our server dropped off our meal, it was minus the plate to the right with the round thing on it.  We both heard the word puck and I'll be right back.  She came back with the plate on the right and announced it was the goat cheese puck?  I of course spoke before I really thought what I was saying and said "is that it?" Yep that was the goat cheese.  Now to be fair it was really good and I did enjoy it, although the soup had a bit of a kick in it, however Jane pointed out there were flecks or red in the soup, so maybe that had something to do with the heat.  I didn't have my glasses on so didn't notice them.

After having the meal we popped in next door and had a stroll around the downstairs store called Apple Annie's and we drooled over many things..........well I drooled over the fudge and chocolate.  I saw these mixes that were made with Bean flour?  I have never heard of bean flour before and thought it was very interesting.


I found the web site for this product and it has some neat recipes on there and gluten free.

We then decided to have a coffee.  Jane of course had a Soy Latte (icky) and I had a Chocolate Orange Latte, which I must say was too sweet for me.

Now here is a photo of Jane taking a photo of the drinks, I wish I had, had the camera out before as I thought Jane was taking a photo of the table cloth!!!!  It turned out she is not as potty as I thought she was; she was just seeing what the light was like to take a photo..............me not being as technical just pointed and clicked and prayed it all turned out fine!!!

Mine of course is the one with chocolate on it:

Our day didn't end there, oh no, but I feel I will carry on with our adventure tomorrow, as we had a lot of fun. 

I will say that one store owner couldn't believe we had only met for the first time in person that day, she thought we had been friends for years.............

12 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

Honestly , my soy latte wasn't icky, and you should have been brave enough to try to some veggy burger!
I'll be posting tomorrow....the look on your face when you saw the 'puck'was priceless...and yes I shall be posting the photo!!
A fabulous girly day out Gill!
Jane x

simplicityinthemaking said...

How wonderful you two got together for a day. You are both wonderful in my eyes.

Angela said...

Can't wait to see Jane's photos. We had such fun when we met up here in the UK - she's a great 'lunch companion' isn't she! [but have you noticed how we bloggers have to photograph EVERYTHING]

blessings xx

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

What a nice meeting, with it all going so nicely, Gill. I am like you, "point, click & hope for the best!"

Lena said...

Looks like you had a fun day!!

Karine said...

Sounds like a lovely day out, I so would have picked your latte over Jane's as well, it sounds yummy!

Rose said...

I bet you two did have fun....

Boyett-Brinkley said...

I honestly thought you two knew each other and were fast friends! How wonderful that you got to meet in person and spend some time together! It looks like a good time was had and all the food looks wonderful -- even the soy latte!

~Carla~ said...

Looks lie it was a great day & your meal looks SO GOOD!! Yum!! :)

sue15cat said...

I've just seen your 'puck viewing' face in the photo over at Janes.....priceless!!

It looks like a fantastic day out.

Sue xx

Denise said...

Puck? So funny! I think I would have been surprised at that monumental piece of goat cheese. Such fun for the two of you to get together and will be looking forward to the next one.

magsmcc said...

Gorgeous day- gorgeous bloggistes!