When my lovely friend, AwesomeGal said she would be in my ‘hood, naturally we had to plan a visit! AwesomeGal and I worked at the same school in Toronto TEN years ago! Whoa. That makes me feel really old! AwesomeGal was the Activities Coordinator and I was an English teacher at the school.
We’ve kept in touch ever since I left Toronto. We have been trying to meet up over the past few years, but it just wasn’t in the cards. When the opportunity presented itself, we jumped at it. I have to say that it was really nice having my good friend over (even if it was just for the night). There’s nothing like rehashing funny stories from a time long before Little One was even a glimmer in my eye.
Hubby and I also got to meet AwesomeGal’s other half, AwesomeGuy (seriously, he is so awesome! Love that guy!). Because their stay was so brief, we spent the night hanging out at our house and then capped off the remainder of their stay with breakfast at The Garden Shed Cafe and a walk along the boardwalk at Providence Bay.
Little One loves showing people “The Many Faces of Little One”. It’s her latest “thing”! She shows us her happy, scared, shy, shocked, cold, hot, confused, surprised, and MAD face!
If you’re on Manitoulin Island, you have to try out the scrumptious breakfast items on The Garden Shed’s menu! I’m a fan of the Mediterranean Omelette (followed closely by the Florentine Omelette). If you’re like me and love black olives, the Mediterranean Omelette is a must.
Just for some variety, I tried the Reuben Omelette.
Heaps of corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut overflowed from the giant fluffy omelette! The combination was just right. The only thing is that Laurie’s omelettes are HUGE! She does get bragging rights for the hugest, fluffiest, most delicious omelettes around, but you might consider sharing with a friend or taking the rest home for later! At The Garden Shed, I’m known for doing that! I can usually be found doggy-bagging my meal and quite often Hubby or Little One will finish it for me later.
Another fun dish to try is the Breakfast in a Bowl and if you’re the type of person who loves a great deal, the Potting Shed Breakfast is a good one! It’s only $2.99 for eggs, toast, and bacon!
The meal below had the French Toast, Perogies, eggs, and bacon.
The Garden Shed offers a different jelly for your toast every day. Today’s jelly was rhubarb. Their watermelon jelly is also quite tasty.
The ambiance is fantastic. It’s a real treat and a surprise to enjoy a meal amongst the greenery and stunning, vibrant flowers at J.D.’s Garden. Relaxing atmosphere, quaint environment, and fun local flair.
Lots of laughs were had and I’m really hoping to see AwesomeGal and AwesomeGuy again soon.