The wonderful thing about living in Ottawa is that you can be in the middle of the forest within minutes of downtown. In the summer we do it cycling, in the winter, skiing takes over.
I've only gotten into cross-country skiing these past couple of years. I try to get out once a week. But if food is going to play a part in this, I think I may have to increase the frequency. Tonight I did my first night ski. The destination was a little cabin 5kms into the woods.
Gatineau park has lovely groomed trails and quaint little cabins here and there with sturdy picnic tables and wood stoves – perfect for heating up cheese for a fondu, or in tonight's case, grilled cheese sandwiches.
Teresa made these awesome brie and spicy monterey jack sandwiches that she heated over the wood stove. She also brought a lovely tomato soup that I piled a ton of cheese fish over. Yumm! I contributed the liquids, Banrock Station Shiraz and some Bailey's to start. Oh, and 90% cocoa for dessert.
She was fully equipped, right down to the spork! Or should I say kspork (there's a knife built in too!) So relaxing, and quite perfect for a Friday night after a long week of work. Oh how lucky we are!