By Diva Jenna Ujiye
Every Thursday from May 29th on Samuels Hotel will be serving sushi and I had to get there on the first day to try it out! I have been making my own sushi for years and was just so happy that chef Kim decided to add this to her forever-growing offerings at the hotel.
The sushi I typically make has whatever leftovers I have in the fridge rolled up with sushi rice and nori (seaweed), so I was happy to see the wonderful menu with local Ontario fish in it! I guess I should say I was getting sick or “leftover roast pork sushi” and “I only have a cucumber sushi”.
When I went in, Sarah and Dunya (staff at Samuels), were ready with a menu for me. There were 10 different sushi varieties – 5 starters, 2 combos and three dessert options! Being allergic to shellfish, I had to stick to fish and vegetable options and ordered the smoked salmon roll and the fushion salmon roll along with wonton crisps as a starter. I skipped out on dessert as I really didn’t have room for it anyway, with 8 rolls in each order I was stuffed after about 12 pieces and half of the wontons!
The prices range from $3.75-$6.75 for starters, $7.95 – $13.95 for sushi and desserts are less than $7.00. Literally you can get a whole 3 course quality meal for $19!
The food, service and experience was excellent and I can’t wait to go back again! Samuels Hotel also offers rooms, lunch and dinner specials and much more. Visit their website here: http://www.samuelshotel.ca and add them on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/samuelshotel?ref=ts&fref=ts
Samuels is located at 34031 Saltford Rd Goderich, ON N7A 4C6
Send me Staycation Ideas if you have them!!!
Is “staycation” a word? I think so! For me this week has been about learning and finding out new information. I was at a “super” conference on Tuesday, where many people from around Huron County attended to learn about – Economic Development Strategies, Immigration in Huron, Transportation in Huron, Social Enterprise and The Huron County Sustainability plan.
Dr.Wayne Caldwell (Check out his website to learn more – http://www.waynecaldwell.ca/ )started off the day telling us about a few key factors to keep in mind on a daily basis. One of them really stuck with me, gas… or Peak Oil. Our world is in a situation where we may be paying large amounts of money to fill our vehicles with gasoline. I am not going to get in to any logistics, but I will say that a tank of gas could cost much more than we are paying now.I also got to hear more about Sustainable Huron, in which the County of Huron is creating a plan right now. We need to be sustainable to keep the current lifestyle we have. Check out the blog to learn more – http://sustainablehuron.wordpress.com/
So this got me to thinking about summer vacation, should I I take a staycation instead? There are so many wonderful attractions in the area that I could spend weeks checking them all out, for much less money than driving or flying out of the area.
So far I plan on doing the following:
Heading to the beach at Point Farms, Spending the day at Above the Falls Challenge Course (climbing and having fun!), Culinary delights, Renting a canoe from Timber’s Outfitters in Seaforth, Hiking and I am going to try to fish!
Again, if you have any ideas of things for me to check out, send them my way!
This week was a catch up week and I needed a “Girls Getaway” photo for an ad. Kaylie and I had planned a meeting in Bayfield, so I invited Brittany Fry and Monica Walker-Bolton to come with me. I don’t know how many times a month I am looking for models for photo shoots, but this time everything worked out perfectly! We ended up finding another friend while in Bayfield, so it made for a great day and perfect photo shoot!
If you are interested in modeling or being in out photo shoots, leave a comment below!
Check out some of the photos below:
Girls Getaway 2Girls Getaway 3
Girls Getaway 4
Friday lunches with co-workers is one of my favorite gatherings of the week. We don’t go out every week, but try to get out once in a while!
Today we decided to walk from our office over to a restaurant called Thyme on 21. The owner Peter King met us at the door and asked to hang our coats. Great customer service!
We sat down and were brought our drinks and some of their delicious homemade onion and sage bread. Someone told me they had the recipe once… if anyone has it, send it along to me!
We all ordered different items and the conversation really went quite when the food made it to the table. I was yet again impressed with Peter and crew at Thyme on 21. Great, local, yummy food.
If you want more information, you can visit www.thymeon21.com
Check out the photos below!
Crabcakes with Salad
Quicke of The Day with Soup and Salad
Quicke of The Day with Soup and Salad
The Local Thyme on 21 producer List (I love when restaurants tell us this!)
Luncheon Salad – with proscuitto!