Now I'm into the 4th post of my travel adventures - this is the last. It was action packed in every way, and totally fun!
Naturally, there was plenty of chocolate involved - particularly Nelly's specialty - moonie pies! She makes caramello moonies that are insane, and I was fortunate enough to be around for a batch.
While she was it it one evening, Kelli was making rawmond joys...Mmmm. Me? I enjoyed being the taste tester, hehe. I was in heaven - I love having raw foodie friends who make amaaazing food!
In addition to the other tropical fruits, we picked up some young coconuts in Chinatown and I decided to do a quick, impromptu video on how to open one.
Nelly, her boyfriend John, his brother Mark, Kelli, and I (oh, and Jackson) enjoyed coconut water shots! Cheers! I love this crew!!!!
I got my fair share of raw ice cream during the trip too - and it was necessary because it was so hot and humid (2 showers a day kinda hot)! The girls and I shared a pint of Blue Mountain Organics Vanilla Ice Cream (which I've had before and love). We also got a pint of Coconut Bliss Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Ice Cream. I've tried a few of the Coconut Bliss ones and am such a fan! Let's see, I've also had the vanilla, cherry amaretto, mint galactica (on other occasions) ... and on this trip Danny and I picked up a container of the pineapple coconut one hot afternoon to enjoy in Hyde Park.
I'm always prepared - I brought toppings: dried mulberries and cacao nibs!!! The combo was insanely good - we were hooked.... ummmm so hooked that we bought the naked coconut ice cream later on.
Do you know how to balance a spoon on your nose?! That's important when eating ice cream, you know!
I also took a trip up to Ottawa to have a visit with some very special people. It's been almost 19 years since I've seen my father. I recently reconnected with him via phone and email, and decided it was time to share a visit in person. It was a wonderful reunion. I met my grandmother for the first time, and Bruce's wife, Irene. They welcomed me with open arms, and I plan on going back for more visits!
Everyone says I look like Bruce, what do you think??