+Today is Thanksgiving in Canada. This year I'm thankful for so much but feeling especially happy that despite a very late and wet seeding season, my brother and Dad got all of their crops off this week. Joe and I have a chicken to roast but I sure wish I was eating turkey & dressing with my family.
+Joe and I hiked Dalsnuten this morning for the second time. It was so busy but the weather couldn't have been better and of course, the views were fantastic.
+Last night, we went to the theatre to see The Butler - have you seen it? Both of us quite enjoyed it. We thought the acting was good and the story, interesting.
+Afterwards, we went to test out Marcus Samuelsson's new restaurant, Kitchen & Table. Samuelsson's story is pretty interesting; he was born in Ethiopia but was adopted by a Swedish couple after his mother died of tuberculosis. He won Top Chef Masters and he was the guest chef for President Obama's first state dinner.
His Kitchen & Table restaurants have been popping up all over Norway and Sweden with the Stavanger location opening up this summer. The food is inspired by casual, fresh New York City dining. We started with the Pork Tacitos, I had the Steak Frites and Joe, the Halibut. We shared the apple & cheddar pie which sounds weird but was quite good. We deemed the restaurant a success.
+I took an unplanned break from most social media this past week. I turned off notifications, I didn't reply to emails and aside from occasionally perusing Instagram, I kept away from most sharing platforms. I found myself feeling a little negative towards a few things and stepping back was just what I needed to gain a some perspective. I'm hoping to keep a bit of distance this week too so if I don't respond to something right away, know that I'm not ignoring you, I'm just trying to work on a better offline balance.
+Thanks for your kind comments & wishes last week when I was recovering from a bad cold/flu. I'm feeling much, much better now.
Happy Thanksgiving Canadian friends, family & readers. Hope you have a lovely day filled with family & food.