We had a brilliant father’s day weekend at the lake.
The sun was shining, the loons were… calling (?) and our golden retriever was in doggy heaven.
We bought our cottage in the spring of 2003. A bare bones, post-war fishing cabin that appeared to be built on a permanent slant. The structure on the hill came complete with a family of squirrels living in the roof and enough marauding mice to feed an army of cats. Perfect!
I’ll admit to feeling overwhelmed more than once during the patch-up journey, but tried to stay focused on the clean, quiet lake that brought great happiness to the whole family. Besides, there was this fabulous vintage 60s, reclining, vibrating chair made of genuine vinyl that came with the cabin and had our name written all over it – an enduring beauty in its own right!
Much of the structural work accomplished over the past 8 years was done by my husband. His enormous patience, boundless energy and skill are… infuriating – oops! I mean inspiring :). Little by little, we carved it into our own.
Along the way, we’ve been fortunate to have family & friends sharing the phases with us and helping us build some pretty wonderful memories.
In many ways, it’s still the same wonky old cabin we fell in love with – and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
The cabin as it was then –
The cabin as it is today –
In honour of father’s day, we kicked off the morning with some homespun café au lait for dad (mom may have had one too!)
Then we moved on to the main morning course.
We got lucky and found some gorgeous marbled sour rye bread at the market and stopped in at a neighbouring ranch to pick up some farm fresh eggs.
With local strawberries in abundance, our topping choice was made easy.
French Toast with Fresh Strawberry & Granola
- 8 pieces of whole grain bread (we used marbled rye)
- 4 Eggs
- Approx. 1 cup milk (or alternate beverage)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, washed and sliced
- 1/2 cup granola
- sprinkle of maple syrup
- dollop of whipped cream
Place eggs, milk and cinnamon in a large dish
Whisk ingredients together until well combined