They say as we get older, time seems to pass more quickly. Though my 30s are still dawning, I am definitely feeling as though time is flying. And perhaps that’s why, in my mind, my last blog post doesn’t seem like all that long ago. But a dear colleague pointed out that it has been “Meatless Monday” for over a month!
Truth be told, Mr. Green and I have had a busy fall with lots of fun adventures. For instance, a few weeks ago we visited Prince Edward County – a lovely collection of small towns south-east of Belleville and along the banks of Lake Ontario. Friends of ours gave us the gift of a second honeymoon when we got married, and we really enjoyed exploring the County at their recommendation. We just loved it.
Here are some greener highlights:
It will come as no surprise that Mr. Green is pretty big on fuel economy. We don’t own a car, so when we travel outside the city we turn to our friend Sandra at the Budget on Bloor to sort us out. This weekend we were treated to a fuel-effcient sporty Fiat. Though not much larger than a bicycle, it was exactly what we were looking for – and it was great on fuel.
We stayed at The Merrill Inn and were treated to small-town hospitality from the minute we arrived.
And everywhere we looked, we were reminded of the Inn’s commitment to the environment. From their large refillable toiletry bottles - no freebies to take home here – to their locally sourced menu. Look at this lake perch!
Our friends also treated us to a class at one of the local cooking schools – From the Farm Cooking School. We spent the day with Cynthia Peters – personal chef and food writer – touring around picking up ingredients for the lunch we made together in her beautifully appointed farmhouse kitchen.
She took us to Fifth Town Cheese, the greenest dairy in North America, and we sampled some of the most amazing cheese ever. The best part? (Well, apart from the being green thing) They have oodles of yummy goat and sheep’s cheese – a huge bonus for milk-sensative me.
We toured several wineries and even a vodka distillery, 66 Gilead Distillery. Imagine? Locally sourced vodka … pretty awesome. The Pine vodka tastes like Christmas in a glass.
We had a perfect greener weekend and we’re looking forward to going back!