When I woke up yesterday morning I was feeling much better than I had been all week, and the sun was shining, AND I had the day off work (a rarity, as I typically work every Saturday morning) so I talked Paul into a trip to the farmer's market. We came home with an insane amount of local produce (most of which was from local greenhouses because it's still quite early, but local is local).
It looked so good and I wanted to eat it all immediately, so it was the perfect night for one of my no-recipe-required favourites: grilled veggie fajitas!
We tossed broccoli, asparagus, yellow squash, onion and green pepper in some bbq sauce and fired up the grill.
We served up the veggie mix on Ezekiel tortillas and topped them off with freshly diced tomato, cucumber and avocado. And a bottle of Jackson-Triggs white to drink!
While the fresh veggies were an added bonus, the real reason I wanted to head to the market was for some fresh Ontario strawberries and rhubarb, because I had cobbler on the brain.
I always set out to make fruity pies because they are so much daintier and make for much nicer blog photos but I always end up going the way of the cobbler, because it is easier and quicker and tastes just as great (if not more great).
We topped the cobbler with Larry and Luna's Coconut Bliss ice cream (Vanilla Island flavour). I have been raving about their popsicles for a couple of weeks now and I can say with just as much assertion that their ice cream is awesome too.
We spent hours out on the patio with our dinner, dessert, wine and an all Bob Dylan playlist until the rain finally forced us inside. Even our typically hyperactive Dora can appreciate the mellowness of a late spring evening: