When one travels, as I did for the past few days, and one is a vegetarian, one must resign oneself to scavenging whatever one can.
Luckily, I came across a lovely restaurant, Brigadoon, in tiny Oxford Mills. It is situated in an old general store and the coat closet is the old safe. Love the huge, heavy, iron door! I was pleased by the fact they have an entire vegetarian menu -- you just have to ask for it. Most of it was pretty cheese heavy, a vegan might not do so well, but I was amazed that the menu even existed. I ended up having some heavenly asparagus and broccoli crepes with a garden salad. The parmesan sauce was very light, not too rich at all. The service was excellent too. What a nice change from fast food salads, which I'd been subsisting on for a couple of days. It's worth a visit if you're in the Ottawa area and enjoy that kind of British food and ambience. (they serve full afternoon tea as well; I wish I'd been sticking around longer!)
Anyhow, it was a highlight of the trip, along with the fact that we stumbled on 2 used bookshops one morning, though I bought only a few books. I was able to read a couple of them already, so some reviews will follow soon. Glad to be back to my own kitchen and my own teetering bookshelves, though!