If you follow me on Instagram (I can be found at @getfitfiona, add me!), you’ll know that I baked up a batch of cookies earlier this week. I hadn’t done any baking for a few weeks and I was kind of missing it, so I thought I’d make something delicious. I decided on chocolate chip cookies because I had all the ingredients which meant I didn’t have to make a trip to the grocery store. As usual they turned out delicious. I use this recipe from Martha Stewart if you’re curious. It turns out perfectly soft and chewy cookies every time.
It’s been absolutely gorgeous here the last week or so. It definitely feels like spring. It feels amazing to not be worrying about cold and snow, and instead enjoying the sunshine and warm temperatures. I’ve been trying to go on as many walks as I can to take advantage of the weather while it’s here (I don’t even want to think about the snow that’s in the forecast for next week). It was a windy day when I took this selfie with my dad, so don’t mind the wild hair.
My boyfriend knows that I’m a huge fan of ciders. He picked this one up for me. It was so delicious! In addition to apple, there were also berry flavours in it that really made it stand out. It wasn’t as sweet as other ciders, and was even a little tart at the end. It’s also made in Canada, which I thought was pretty cool. The next time I see it at the liquor store I’ll have to get anther one or two.
I’m currently reading Paris by Edward Rutherfurd (it’s a goodreads.com link). While it started off a little slow it’s really picked up and I’m interested to see how things play out between the different characters. This one is a little different than Edward Rutherfurd’s other books. While it’s still historical fiction, it jumps around through time with different sets of characters (a couple chapters will be set in 1675, then 1261, and then 1903). I know it sounds kind of confusing, but it’s actually not when you’re reading it.
I tried a new to me Vietnamese restaurant this week. It had opened up a few months ago and I had been wanting to check it out. I ordered the vegetable stir fry over vermicelli. It turned out to be really good. I’m usually not a big tea drinker unless I’m at an Asian restaurant, but the jasmine tea they served here was probably the best tea I’ve ever had. If I could find the same thing in the grocery store I’d be drinking that stuff every single day at home. I meant to ask if they also do takeout, as it’s really close to home, but I forgot on my way out. I’ll definitely be back again soon.