Court and I took his Mom out for a belated birthday lunch on Saturday afternoon. Broxburn Cafe is one of our favourite summer places to visit – located a few minutes outside of the city. Not only do they have a cute cafe serving homemade goodies, but a produce store, greenhouse and U-Pick berries. Fun!
We settled in on their patio overlooking rows of strawberry fields and ordered glasses of zinfandel and sauvignon blanc. I love getting together with Court’s Mom and we always have the best talks. She’s someone you can talk to about absolutely anything… she’s a 20 year old living in a 116 year olds body. Yesterday Court’s mom said she wanted Court to take some ‘nice photos’ of her. “Why? For your funeral program?” I asked. “I wonder whats going to happen in 2012?” She responded.
Our lunch was wonderful – I ordered a veggie wrap, Court’s Mom had a chicken and mushroom sandwich, and Court chose a pulled pork sandwich. We all agreed it was the best lunch we’ve had in a while – the veggies were so fresh and crisp!
Then… it was time for the best part. Pie! Broxburn makes the best pies… “Grandma” type baking.
Saskatoon berry with a side of ice cream.
After lunch, we headed out into the strawberry fields. I let Court and his mom do most of the work. I was busy talking to them, while they picked.
|not the best walking sandals
At the weigh-in station/produce store, our massive box of berries only came to $12! We left with a few other treats too – basil, tomatoes and bread, which I made eggplant parmesan with later in the evening.
I can’t wait to go back there! In a couple weeks they have a pie eating contest during their strawberry festival. Should I enter?!