The weather in Ottawa lately has been rainy and depressing. It makes me want to think back to the nicer weather we had earlier this summer..
Like at the end of June, the weather was perfect for a BBQ. This past summer, we've had quite a few family BBQs and the toppings have multiplied each time... from just ketchup, mustard, and mayo, to toppings like okonomiyaki sauce and peanut butter.
Jimmy loves his mushrooms so he fried up some mushrooms and onions.
EU loves his vegetables. You wouldn't know that he's almost 10 years old from the looks of his monster burger. If I remember correctly, he added a bit of everything: Jimmy's stir fried mushrooms and onion, olives, spinach leaves, okonomiyaki sauce, mayo, ketchup, relish, and peanut butter on a cheese burger.
He tanked his burger. No sweat. Chomp!
One thing I really enjoyed this past summer was all the fresh produce that was always on sale. This was one of many times strawberries went on sale, and thus, we made smoothies.
Strawberry smoothies made by Jimmy.
Sometime in July, we went on a picnic somewhere past Barrhaven.
We brought rice, pickled cabbage and carrots, along with char siu pork, that my grandparents bought from Chinatown.
My aunt marinated and barbecued some pork chops and skewers as well.
After lunch, some people went fishing, while others fed the ducks and tanned in the nice summer heat.
When the weather isn't cooperating, you can always visit the Canadian Nature Museum or any of the other museums around the Ottawa region. It's free on Thursday afternoons.
It was raining when we went, but the clouds cleared up for this shot.
Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod Street
Ottawa number: 613-566-4700
Toll Free in Canada/USA: 1-800-263-4433