food ally eats

Follow along with the foods I eat via photos from my phone. Whether I'm lounging around home with my kitty on a day off or out with friends, there's always something yummy going into my tummy.
I know you’re all getting a bit tired of seeing my meals at Jam…but just bare with me, I promise this is the last one! I was there this past Sunday morning to see Naomi off before the start of a new school year and I finally tried a Jam eggs benedict. I went for the chorizo sausage one and I’m happy to say that it was fabulous. Their hollandaise rates as my #2 favourite after The Village and I’m already looking forward to eating there again :) :)

I know you’re all getting a bit tired of seeing my meals at Jam…but just bare with me, I promise this is the last one! I was there this past Sunday morning to see Naomi off before the start of a new school year and I finally tried a Jam eggs benedict. I went for the chorizo sausage one and I’m happy to say that it was fabulous. Their hollandaise rates as my #2 favourite after The Village and I’m already looking forward to eating there again :) :)

Rachael and I got classy the other evening at Vista 18. We each ordered fun drinks with clever names and then I filled up on edamame while Rach satisfied herself with a slider. Everything was incredible and we eventually wandered down to Clive’s to continue our drinking and eating. If you’re looking for an excellent drink or some tasty sides, I definitely recommend either of these fine establishments :) And bonus, they’re both in the same hotel!

Last week I found myself at Red Fish Blue Fish down in the Inner Harbour. It was my first time there (I know, its crazy) and I was really really excited to find that the food was juuuust as tasty as everyone had said it would be :) Kelly had recommended their chowder to me and it ended up being my favourite part of the meal! It was rich and hearty and was the perfect compliment to a slightly blustery evening. I also got a tacone. There were tons of choices (salmon/oyster/scallop/shrimp) but I finally ended up settling for the Grill Seared Albacore Tuna tacone and it was deeeeeeeeelicious. The fries were great too, a good add on if you are extra hungry. I was really glad I went for just one tacone because I probably couldn’t have eaten two. Overall, like everyone else in Victoria, I HIGHLY recommend Red Fish Blue Fish, especially if you are a seafood lover :)

Yummmm :) Some delicious treats that Chloe picked up for a hangout recently :) Both treats, cookies and macaroons, were from Pure Vanilla and hit the spot perfectly! 

Yummmm :) Some delicious treats that Chloe picked up for a hangout recently :) Both treats, cookies and macaroons, were from Pure Vanilla and hit the spot perfectly! 

For Symphony Splash in early August, several of us decided to gather together and have a picnic. Kelly’s mum and her partner were in town and they joined us too :) And naturally, as mum’s do, they came just as prepared as we did, so our food and drinks seemed never ending throughout the evening (the photo only documents 1/4 of the food..). This continuous eating was a huge bonus in my books and we chowed down and sipped cider like never before. The music was excellent and the weather was warm, we couldn’t have asked for a lovelier evening :) :) PS. That mango stilton pictured in the bottom corner was to die for, just fyi.

SO, the new breakfast place in town is Jam on Harold Street. I’d been there once before on my birthday and it was delish and Naomi, Marie and myself recently headed by for round 2. I was soooo incredibly tempted to try the eggs bendict, but I resisted again and went for the Green Eggs and Ham! And it was SO GOOD! They used pesto and spinach to turn the eggs green and I added avocado on the side because I’m a complete pig. Also they do their hashbrowns as shredded potato which is excellent. The only thing about Jam that I’m not crazy about is how heavy the servings are. I know this sounds a bit ridiculous…buuut when you order something that comes with a biscuit (which many of the menu options do), the biscuit is enormous and quite doughy. I feel as though it’s much too much for most people to eat and I’ve found both times I’ve really overeaten. That being said, when I go for breakfast, I usually revel in eating too much so this complaint is very minor. I highly recommend a visit to Jam for everyone!

SO, the new breakfast place in town is Jam on Harold Street. I’d been there once before on my birthday and it was delish and Naomi, Marie and myself recently headed by for round 2. I was soooo incredibly tempted to try the eggs bendict, but I resisted again and went for the Green Eggs and Ham! And it was SO GOOD! They used pesto and spinach to turn the eggs green and I added avocado on the side because I’m a complete pig. Also they do their hashbrowns as shredded potato which is excellent. The only thing about Jam that I’m not crazy about is how heavy the servings are. I know this sounds a bit ridiculous…buuut when you order something that comes with a biscuit (which many of the menu options do), the biscuit is enormous and quite doughy. I feel as though it’s much too much for most people to eat and I’ve found both times I’ve really overeaten. That being said, when I go for breakfast, I usually revel in eating too much so this complaint is very minor. I highly recommend a visit to Jam for everyone!

Tonight’s dinner! Spinach, blueberries, grated carrot, cheddar cheese, walnuts, raisons and Little Creek dressing! NOM NOM NOM.

Tonight’s dinner! Spinach, blueberries, grated carrot, cheddar cheese, walnuts, raisons and Little Creek dressing! NOM NOM NOM.

Last week we gathered together at my Aunt’s house to celebrate some big birthdays. Ham, mashed potatoes (my fav!!), salad and my Grandma’s homemade potato salad made for an amazing and pretty classic family dinner. Since the birthday’s being celebrated were both the big six-oh, several of us aimed to cram 60 candles on the cake. It worked, looked ridiculous/amazing, and tasted eeeeven better :)

Marie and I strolled down to Cenote on Yates Street for dinner a few weeks ago and had a hard time choosing just one yummy sandwich, so we chose two! Marie had tried a few before and we finally whittled our choices down to the Bacon + Egg and the House Bacon Meatloaf Sandwich. Both were made fresh and filled us right up, and I definitely can’t wait to go back again to try more menu items! It also gave us fuel for an evening stroll around the inner harbour :) :)

Marie and I strolled down to Cenote on Yates Street for dinner a few weeks ago and had a hard time choosing just one yummy sandwich, so we chose two! Marie had tried a few before and we finally whittled our choices down to the Bacon + Egg and the House Bacon Meatloaf Sandwich. Both were made fresh and filled us right up, and I definitely can’t wait to go back again to try more menu items! It also gave us fuel for an evening stroll around the inner harbour :) :)

This delightful little picnic was packed by Iain’s Dad for a birthday celebration out at 10 Mile Point. The weather was smokin’ hot and the breeze was blissful as we guzzled San Pellegrino and gobbled up olives, cheese, ham and baguette! It was so simple but the perfect way to spend an afternoon :)