Day 1 accepting new patients at Stratford Health & Wellness Centre. I had my medical bag packed, white coat freshly ironed, my lunch packed and new patients booked for the day.
"This is it!", I thought. My new office looks beautiful, albeit a work under construction, and I AM READY.
In my first hour I had flowers delivered to me... all the way from California from the McCullough Girls. They were so beautiful and really helped to brighten up the room!
It was a total whirlwind of a day..and I loved every minute of it, meeting my new patients, settling in, chatting with the other great practitioners here.
Around 4pm, I remembered how awesome it was going to be to come home to my pot roast in the slow cooker. As a Paleo Diet/Cavegirl at heart, I truly value a good piece of red meat.
Then I remembered that I forgot to remember to turn on the slow cooker!
"Noooooooooo!!!!!!!!!" I don't think my voice reverberated quite as far as the Stratford city limits, but it had to have been pretty close. I definitely scared a few birds into migrating early.
So what does a Naturopathic Doctor with a lust for red meat do in times of small appliance amnesia? She heads to The Butcher The Baker, of course!
Strolling in at six o'clock with a wild I'm-about-to-go-into-a-meat-frenzy glint in my eye, Rick pointed me towards the sausage. I ordered ten of the big guys. Ever curious, I asked about the plain sausage in front of me. The ones that were begging me to eat them. Rick told me that they make all the sausage in-house and that all the meat is from the Perth Country area. The plain that I ordered truly was: pork, salt and pepper. Bonus - local, gluten-free, no weird additives.
I practically skipped home with my bag of meat, and along with some oven-roasted beets, and leftover roasted pumpkin, we all ate dinner happily ever after.
Next time, I'm trying the Beer & Bacon sausage!
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Dr. Keila Roesner is a Naturopathic Doctor. When not treating patients she is also an enthusiastic barefoot-strolling, music-loving, yoga-doing kitchen wiz - who also happens to be a wrestling fan.