It's a holiday day today in Canada and the US. We have opted to stay home and enjoy the relative silence as most people are away to make the most of the last long weekend before school starts and fall arrives.
This is the 2nd year we have changed things around that way. After 3 years of battling traffic and chaos en route to the cottage during holiday weekends, we have settled into a nice routine of taking holidays the week before or the week after.
We had a chance to try out 3 recipes this weekend -- homemade onion rings, chocolate cake and a very spicy beans and rice. I like to follow the recipes exactly the first time around and then make notes to our taste.
To this end, we are going to add more salt to the onion rings, more cacao to the cake and decrease the cayenne pepper with the rice dish.
All in all a really good long weekend!