Saturday, October 31, 2009

Black Forest Mousse Cake

Last Saturday was Ryan’s birthday, and he is a big fan of black forest cake. My mom makes it for him almost every year. So this year I decided to do a black forest mousse cake, a recipe from whats cooking magazine. It was quick and easy to make, and super delicious. I think next time I make it, I might put them in individual cups, to be even more presentable. Will most definitely be making this again!

Friday, October 30, 2009

# 18 - Give blood

Completed!! Went on Tuesday, and gave blood. Felt good, and I learned that by donating blood, my blood can help 3 different people. Hopefully I will go again when my 56 days are up and make a habit of it! PS.. I hate this picture of me, lol.

Friday, October 23, 2009

# 14 - Collect 30 poems or quotes and scrapbook them..

So for # 14 I have come to the decision that I would also like to add favourite song lyrics as well as poems and quotes. I have always loved the song ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ and thought it would be nice to put that song in. I also really love the song ‘can’t help falling in love with you’. So I have added those two songs to the list and I’m sure there will be more to come!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

# 69 - Bake a treat and bring it into work

So I have been without the internet for a week, so I haven’t been able to keep up. But I have completed a task on my list… bringing in a treat for everyone at work. On October 16th, I made some pumpkin swirl brownies into work. I thought they were so so, but everyone at work loved them!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

# 37 - Go in a walk for a good cause

So I’ve decided for # 37 that the walk I am going to go in is the weekend to end Womens Cancer. It is a 60 K walk on June 5, & 6th of 2010 and as a participant I am to raise a minimum of $2000. Any donations to help me reach my goal would be greatly appreciated!! You can donate to me by going to and entering the participant name Brianna Beck. Thanks a lot!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

# 55 ...

Changed number 55 – ‘using reusable bags for 1 month’ … the new #55- “Take 3 photos in black and white, and get them framed”

Eat 1 fruit a day for a month...

I love this task… I generally pack a fruit or 2 in my lunch for work until the fruit bowl runs empty, and then I will go without until the next grocery stop, which sometime can last a while. Doing this task also will make me snack on something healthy when I have the day off or am not working until the evening, and may also make me buy groceries more often! Today I made myself a fruit smoothie for breakfast -> blueberries, raspberries, banana, and frozen yogurt. Taste just like booster juice except better! Now I’d like to buy some protein powder to put in, and a magic bullet so I can bring it to work for my morning snack.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Had to put my first 10 cents in my food jar today :( Threw out some bread and leftover stir fry…. But on the up side, I went and bought some yummy fruit to start eating one fruit a day for a month!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

# 3 - Eat at 5 new restaraunts

So last night we were planning on going to our usual restaurant. I put my shoes on and out the door we went, wearing a hoodie, no purse, and leaving the door unlocked. We got to the restaurant to find out that they were full and wouldn’t have room for a 1/2 hour so we decided to venture into Kemptville. No idea on where we were going to eat so we started to drive around. We passed this little restaurant called the Branch, and Ryan remembered someone at work saying that it was really good….and good it was! We walked in, and it is a tiny tiny place full of local artists art work. They have a microphone, and some music talent pretty much every night. We got soup to start, no charge, tiny little toast appetizers, and water with fresh orange and fresh lemon flavour. We looked at the menu and right away felt very very under dressed. There menu is full of local food (local meat, local vegetables, and even local beer and wine). And they change there menu with the season. The lights dimmed and the candles were lit, and our food was being set on the table.

Ryans order:

Meat and Potatoes: fresh O’Brien Farms striploin, cut to order & grilled to temperature and served with red wine gravy, smashed potatoes, and seasonal veggies :

6oz…$25.99, 8oz…$32.99, 10oz…$39.99, 12oz…$45.99

Pasture-raised, free-roamin’, happy Osgoode cows.

(suggested pairing: Robert’s Rock Cabernet Merlot)

My order:

Wholly Crêpes: morsels of herb roasted chicken and seasonal veggies wrapped in crêpes & served with sherry cream sauce, fresh herbs & sprouts, sweet-hot tomato chutney, and toasted garlic breadcrumbs …$21.99

They were absoloutley delicious!! Our bill was expensive, and we were definitely under dressed. (which you could see for sure as the small place started to fill up with their reservations). But we will be going back again. Hopefully when there is a show.