Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Burger Love

I am not one to order a burger off a restaurant menu but during the month of April many Island restaurants participate in a delightful event named "Burger Love."  It's a wonderful way to support farmers as well as get out with friends and enjoy life.  Each restaurant comes up with its own unique burger and names it and for the month of April folks come in and try out the burgers and then rate them online. A winner will be declared and will keep their winning burger on the regular menu.  Often many restaurants, whether they win or lose, will keep their burger on the menu.  This year I managed to try out nine different burgers. I'd have to say that my favourite was Mavor's M-2, in second place would be Papa Joe's El Toro and third place would go to Cedar's Gibran's Kiss.

To give you an idea of what constitutes a unique burger, here is what Mavor's burger included: a 6oz Island Beef Patty, Jalapeno Red Onion Relish, Maple Peppered Bacon, Spinach, and Cows Applewood Smoked Cheddar Cheese Sauce on a Grilled and Buttered Brioche Bun topped with Homemade Worcestershire Potato Chips.

Doesn't that sound delish?!  There were more wild and wacky offerings as well, one burger had eggs and waffles in it and another had sponge cake, deep fried vanilla ice cream and maple bacon on it!  Something for everyone!
This was our first burger sampling called The Round About Roadie.  It was quite tasty.


But enough about burgers and how I've consumed more than enough to do me for the year, let alone the month!

Levi is a growing little lad and is cutting his first teeth, the two bottom teeth have popped through with some discomfort.  Thankfully it didn't disrupt his sleep patterns too much.  He is such a happy and content little guy and just loves his older siblings and they love him to bits too.  They all enjoy holding him and making him smile.

As the weather has slowly begun to warm up the kids have enjoyed playing in the backyard and making nature discoveries.  They love finding worms.  Emma-Lyn informed me that she has a pet worm and named him Giant.  Giant does not like to play on the swings.  Also she tells me that worms do not enjoy racing in the mornings, they are much more evening runners if they even feel like racing at all!!   And today we enjoyed watching a Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker tap away on a Pine tree. I ran in the house and grabbed my bird books and brought them out to share with the children.  One book informed us that "these birds feed largely on sap and is said to sometimes indulge to the extent of becoming quite groggy."  So, is that like being sap drunk?  Who knew?!

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