Sunday, September 18, 2011

CSA weeks 14-15 and "Aruna Shores"

This weeks post is a double since we were on VACATION!

Week 14 from Cooper's CSA Farm and Maze was awesome!  I was super pinched for photo time that morning as I had some viewings booked on our house before work.  However, this is a perfect representation on how the weekly box is received.  Included were Carrots, Beets with tops, Broccoli, two Spanish Onions, No-heat Jalapeno's, Spaghetti Squash and an Eggplant.

We found that we really don't care for the Eggplant so I decided to take it to work to give to a co-worker.  HOLEY MOLEY I'm going to have to hold a draw for the next one the the girls were fighting over it...hilarious!!!

We were on vacation for the delivery of Week 15.  My Mom and Dad are perfect little apprentices and took great pictures.  My Dad's camera time stamps the pictures so I know that he spent 15 minutes just taking photos not including time spent on artistic arrangement and set up!

Delivery included Sweet Corn, Red Peppers, Swiss Chard, Butternut Squash, Savoy Cabbage and a Chieftain Variety of Red Potatoes.  I LOVE SQUASH, butternut and turban are my favourite.

We just got back from a very relaxing week spent at "Aruna Shores" a rental cottage near Tobermory, Ontario fronting on Lake Huron.

Saturday was really warm when we arrived but the rest of the week was chilly and very windy.  There was a fire place that provided warmth in the mornings while the sun heated up the cottage in the afternoon thru all the windows.

The cottage was huge for two people but would be great for a family or a two couples.  There was a queen in the main bedroom, a double and bunk-beds in the other bedroom and a separet bunkie house with a double bed that would be perfect for kids to sleep in.

A day was spent in Tobermory.  Cute shops (I liked Circle Arts the most), restaurants, a grocery store and an LCBO which lets be honest on vacation is mandatory and always a welcome find!

We also visited a small town called Lion's Head.  It had a Marina, "full-service" gas stations, schools and again most importantly an LCBO.  While there we popped into a a quilt store called Greig's Fabrics which had a most impressive selection of fabric for such a small town!


Sunset at Aruna Shores Beach

Relax-a-roo time!

If you are interested in renting Aruna Shores, use this link here.

It was very clean, well supplied and I would feel comfortable recommending it.  The rental service was top notch as well.

I was especially impressed that the kitchen came with cooking oil and a drawer full of spices.  We only ate out once the whole week at a Fish-n-Chip place in Tobermory.  Our meals we prepared together at the cottage were fantastic -- hamburgers, steaks, chicken thighs, sausages, spaghetti, baked potatoes, rice, sweet potatoe fries, salads, cheese and crackers, hummus, chips and popcorn, beer and wine.  I would suggest to bring a lot of drinking water; we used both a 10 and 8 litre jug along with a case of bottles from Costco.

Books were read, the net was surfed, tons of DVD's were watched -- all in a fantastic vacation!

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