Today Canada is 144 years old. Many years ago Canada belonged to Great Britain, but on July 1, 1867, Queen Victoria approved a plan to make Canada an independent country with it's own government. Up until 1982, Canada Day was known as Dominion Day. In 1982, Parliament passed an act changing the name to Canada Day.
Let's welcome Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada. They boarded their flights in classic black suits. It will be fun to see how many different outfits she will sport over her time in Canada and yes, most of us will enjoy watching the new royal couple. I'm still feeling a bit ripped off that they did not add Vancouver to their itinerary. It's time to share our Olympic City with them. What a more perfect day than to celebrate with our British royalty.
The headlines state that they are looking to visit Canada for canoes, campfire and cookouts. Will they be in the Rockies, the beaches of Prince Edward Island? We welcome them to a uniquely Canadian setting.
This is the one special holiday of the year that marks the beginning of summer vacation for many families. Many families will be packing up their campers, pets, families, and friends which will travel to the interior of BC in hopes of finding warmer weather. We pray our blessings for safety for all our families travelling this weekend. So be aware if any of you spot this Royal Couple on your vacation this weekend.
- Salad Greens
- Cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
- Fresh Basil leaves
- Balsamic vinegar
- Olive oil
- Garlic, salt and pepper
- On a large platter, arrange the washed salad greens, and add halved cherry tomatoes.
- Placed bocconcini mozzarella balls evenly on top of the tomatoes.
- Sprinkle torn basil leaves over the salad.
- Add freshly ground pepper and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and oil mixture.
- Balsamic vinaigrette consists of 1/2 cup virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar. Add one clove garlic minced and salt and pepper to taste and whisk together.