Day 2 Jamaica trip 2024

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I’m writing this post a few weeks after returning to Ottawa but the next few days I wrote while I was in Jamaica. It was a very busy trip but this was a day I got to stay at the resort. Jewel Paradise Cove while my friend figured out our plans for the remainder of the week.  The resort posts the activity schedule on the app, on tv’s in the room, and on a screen in the lobby. I had seen that there was a resort tour at 11:00. I have stayed in many resorts and it usually the company that you booked with doing these tours. I liked that there was no need to wait for a specific tour rep and the hotel was doing this. My friend was out up and early for the garden tour. I slept in and went for breakfast at 10:30. I wanted my friend to come in the hotel tour with me because I have no sense of direction but we later discovered we weren’t getting each others text messages and I thought she was still on the garden tour.  I had received my friends text that she was disappointed there were no plantai

Happy Victoria Day Weekend May 22, 2017 and Rao's Pasta Sauce


When you have an expensive jar of pasta sauce and you already devoured the pasta what do you do with it? I eat it for breakfast.
Poach an Egg in the sauce

realize you don't eat that healthy and add some amazing natural cheese puffs and avacado to it


More about the sauce below
This weekend was relaxing but I did do a few things that I didn't take any pictures. It is the first very hot weekend of the year and that means it is almost summer.

I went to the Richmond night market as is tradition with my friends we go at least once every summer. The night market has become one of the biggest in North America however as with most things I prefer the olden days. In the past there was some unique things to try. This year I had truffle fries and a churro  but it was nice to be outside after 10pm with a still clear night. I felt compelled to return to Richmond during the daytime and took a visit to the mcArthur Glen outlets near the airport. Again nice to be outside on a warm day but I didn't buy anything.

Last week at Pomme I saw Rao's pasta sauce on sale for $10.99. I have wanted to visit Rao's in Vegas but never make it there when I go. I have never been to New York so eating at the restaurant probably isn't going to happen. I contemplated why people would by a jar of sauce for $11 all week and even read reviews on amazon. I had to know is an $11 jar really better than a $2 jar. I figured since I am not eating at a pasta restaurant I can buy it. Of course an $11 jar of sauce really needs a good vessel to sit on and skillet gnocchi is another slightly expensive thing I wanted to try. I walked to Pomme for the sauce and then Safeway for the gnocchi in total with tax the ingredients cost $20 but  this will last for more than one meal.

The sauce is definitely restaurant quality and I did enjoy this meal as much as I would have enjoyed going to a restaurant. It was really easy to make so as much as I missed someone else cooking and cleaning for me this is good. I still have a lot of sauce left so I will be eating at home this week and saving some money to use it up. I do think it is worth it to spend the extra money on a better jar of sauce.





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