Monday, November 16, 2009

A Feast Called Birthday!

Hola Bloggies!

My Birthday has now come and go but I still feel the love. :o)

It turned out to be a wonderful low-key kind of day. Rather than go out for dinner (and risk getting dirty looks when I cough) we decided to have my Birthday dinner in this year. In honour of my recent pescatarianess we decided to make it a lobster kind of night! YUM!

To start with we had some appetizers consisting of a platter of imported Spanish cheeses (they were fantastic), lavash honey and flaxseed crackers, and grapes:

I loved the cheeses so much I'm going to definitely have to pick them up in the future. Even the Fiance was impressed. Honestly, it's hard to beat an aged European cheese. As the French would say " . . . like the feet of angels!"

Once the lobsters were ready we sat down to enjoy our feast! We made sure to purchase lobsters that were around 1lb each. Many people make the mistake of going for large lobsters but the truth is the smaller lobsters (around 1lb) tend to be sweeter and more flaky. Younger I guess.

We made sure to cover the veggie component with an amazing tossed salad! :o)

And of course the Fiance made sure not to forget my cake - or in this case tart! :o) I have a deep unabiding love for fruit tarts and I seldom get to have them. For my birthday I requested a small fruit tart. This little baby did not disappoint!!!

All in all I have to say I had a great birthday. It was low-key, very chill, and full of love. I felt very blessed and I have no doubt that this upcoming year will be amazing - by this time next year I'll be newlywed and on my honeymoon. Le sigh.

Life is good peeps - and I am very thankful to God for all he has given me! :o)


Aimee said...

Daisy is such a great present! I got my puppy two years ago on my birthday! I always say she is the best present ever.

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Spanish cheese AND lobster on your birthday?! Amazingness! That pretty much sounds like heaven. Happy Birthday!

Marlene said...

Happy Belated!

Looks like a wonderful way to celebrate your Birthday.

Devan said...

your salad looks deelish!

ive only had lobster once before, and im a west coast girl too

Anonymous said...

so glad you had an amazing birthday :) :) you deserve it!

healthy ashley said...

Happy birthday! I think your dinner looks great! The lobster looks so cool!

A Toronto girl out West said...


Then you totally understand how I feel!!! I just love my Daisy to bits and I'm thrilled she's mine!!!

A Toronto girl out West said...


lol It was pretty awesome!!! :o)

Thanks for the Birthday wishes!

A Toronto girl out West said...

Gracias Marlene!!! :o)

A Toronto girl out West said...


Lobster is delish but it is a lot of work! If you've never had it before you may just want to buy some lobster tails!

A Toronto girl out West said...


Thank-you so much! :o) Tres sweet!!

A Toronto girl out West said...


The dinner was awesome!!! Much better than I could have had if we went out for dinner. :o)

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said...

Lucky girl there with your birthday dinner :)