Girl’s Night Out – Bistro 67

Every now and then, this mama needs a little break!

Time away from the kids is definitely necessary for me to recharge. It really doesn’t happen often, but when it does you can bet great food and amazing company make the night even better!

I was lucky enough to get to spend a night at Bistro 67 with some amazing local bloggers, to experience their new wine and cheese Thursday nights! On that night you can enjoy a delicious cheese board and two glasses of local feature wine for $25 plus tax!

Bistro 67 is an amazing and unique local hidden gem.

The meals are prepared by the Durham College Culinary students and guests are served by the hospitality students. Their menu is based on their Field to fork philosophy, using the over one acre of land located beside the facility to grow amazing produce. The restaurant is open year round and the menu reflects the changing seasons and flavors !

We were served a delicious Creekside white wine and I cant even begin to tell you about the cheese board!

A delicious mix of cheeses including Parmesan, bocconcini and spicy feta cheese.  The pickled veggies, raspberry compote and zucchini relish were amazing! Can we talk about the bread!!! OMG! The freshly made bread was so good, we couldn’t get enough! (Serioulsy, we asked for seconds… and thirds…)

After dinner we were even treated to a tour of the kitchen, where we got to see our food being made first hand! It was awesome to see the students at work, mastering their craft!

A night filled with great company, many laughs and a belly food of delicious food. Could anyone ask for more?

Thank you Bistro 67 for an amazing  night!

Local friends, checking this restaurant out is a must!

you can thank me later!

xo,

Fran

 

No Churn Rainbow Chip Ice Cream

Summertime and ice cream go together like…. Summertime and ice cream!! Ha!

Homemade ice cream
I’ve always wanted to make my own ice cream, but with no ice cream maker. I doubted the finished product would turn out with that rich creamy texture we all know and love!

Also, all the recipes I found required so many steps…. We all know I’m not about that life!

The easier the better.

So after an evening of experimenting, I came up with this super simple recipe that did not disappoint!

Homemade ice cream

I added Candy coated chocolate chips, but using this base you can add whatever special treat you want!

Try:

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Mini Oreos
  • Chocolate chip cookie pieces
  • Pieces of your favorite chocolate bar
  • Sprinkles

The possibilities are endless!

  • 2 Cups Heavy whipping cream
  • 1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Cup treat of your choice
  1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer. Whip cream for about 10 minutes, until stiff peaks form.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix your condensed milk and selected “add in”.
  3. Fold in your whipped cream to your condensed milk.
  4. Pour mixture into a loaf pan, cover tightly with plastic wrap and freeze overnight (minimum 6 hours)

Perfectly creamy and delicious ice cream, with barely any work!

That’s a summer time win in my books! Giving you less time in the kitchen and more time by the pool!

Enjoy!

Fran

 

Frozen Hot Chocolate with Caotina

(This post was sponsored and I was provided product for the purpose of review. As always my opinions are my own and true!) Summer Time and hot chocolate don’t usually go hand in hand. I’m a sucker for anything chocolate! So when Caotina sent me a sample of their chocolate drink mix to try out, I decided […]

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Peach Crumb Cake

If you’ve been following along with me, for a while. Or have done any of my recipes, you know for me it’s always quick and easy! With two little ones who are always on the go, plus summer vacation just around the corner. I don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen. On the weekends […]

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Mother’s Day Lunch Recap

simple mothers day backdrop

For the last few years, Mike and I decided we would host Mother’s Day. Usually my Mom and Mother in law divide up the holidays and host them. I hated the thought of them working and serving us kids, on the one day that was meant to celebrate them! This year held even more sentimental […]

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Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast

If you’ve been following along with me for a while, then you know cooking breakfasts is not my thing. For many reasons…. Mainly because I move at a snails pace in the morning. Which means zero energy for big elaborate meals first thing in the morning. That’s why overnight breakfast are right up my ally! […]

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Berry Torte

This beautiful weather has me dreaming of summer. Dinners outside and fresh fruit, are a must in our family once the warm weather hits! After dinner, of course there’s dessert!! This super simple torte combines all of the flavors of summer. With Easter and Mother’s Day quickly approaching, it would be the perfect addition to […]

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Stand Up For Clean Water With Brita

March 22nd is World Water Day. Being blessed to be living in a country like Canada, it’s easy to get caught up in everyday life and not think about others who are less fortunate than we are. Mike and I have always tried to instill in our children, even at this young age to appreciate […]

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Hello Fresh Review + Giveaway !

After a busy day, the last thing you want to hear is “what’s for dinner mom??” Ya, good question! Is my answer most of the time. Can I just say that on days like that, Hello Fresh is a Godsend! Hello Fresh is a weekly dinner delivery service. It brings ingredients for quick, nutritious and delicious […]

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