Category Archives: Food
Back in my Happy Place
…after three years
You might think that my ‘happy’ place would be my studio and you would be right but on Wednesday I returned to baking bread at Montgomery’s Inn after a three year hiatus, due to COVID. Three of us were back from the original group and one other staff member spent the morning prepping dough, heating up the outdoor oven and shaping the dough.
This week and next week we’re preparing bread, not to sell but as a trial run for the big event in two weeks when the Farmers’ Market goes back outside. Routines and procedures slowly came back to us as we went through the process. A few times we asked what some pieces of equipment were used for and we had to search the inn for some crucial items. When we couldn’t find them we put them on the list to purchase. Back in the winter the inn had a flood so we think that some things were thrown away.
In the end we successfully baked 30 loaves of bread that we gave away this week to the staff and some of the vendors at the market. We had a fun day and I think that all of us found our ‘happy’ place once again. Can you tell from my selfie?
What One Does on a Rainy Saturday
…for us it included painting, walking and cooking
Last Saturday the forecast was very wet for most of the day. In between downpours I did manage to get out for a walk and snap a few photos.
When I returned from my walk I set up my art table to get ready for some more painting. Only 7 more sleeps before my solo show.
Kevin on the hand got into complete ‘chef’ mode and made empanadas from scratch.
Happy Easter to my Friends in the Orthodox Community
…some colourful Easter goodies from Eataly in Toronto
Before our trip to the ROM a couple of weeks ago we stopped in at Eataly for a bite to eat. The Easter goodies were on display and very tempting but the prices made us think twice. In fact we put the Easter chocolates back when a small bag (about 6 small Easter eggs) weighed in at $12.00. It was feast for the eyes only that day.
Happy Easter to all my Ukrainian friends.
Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Partners
…thanks to Sue W and GC for hosting Weekly Prompts https://weeklyprompts.com/2023/04/15/weekly-prompts-weekend-challenge-partners/
Partners can me a number of things. I immediately thought of my husband and all the married couples that we know but partners can also be things that go well together, like wine and cheese, eggs and bacon, Batman and Robin, fork and knife, socks, twins, etc..
Happy Easter From Our Family to Your’s
…this Easter weekend has involved painting, drawing, getting together with family and eating…lots of eating
Every family celebrates this time of year differently but it almost always includes food. In our house it also includes drawing and painting and getting outside to walk and take photos.
Food with Family
Walking and Taking Photos
Making Art….to be continued
Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge – Tricolour
…thanks to Sue W and GC for hosting Weekly Prompts https://weeklyprompts.com/2023/04/01/weekly-prompts-colour-challenge-tricolour/
Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Content
…thanks to Sue W and GC for hosting Weekly Prompts https://weeklyprompts.com/2023/03/18/weekly-prompts-weekend-challenge-content/
When I thought of the word ‘content’ my mind went immediately to the meaning, ‘a state of pleasure or being satisfied’. Of course it also means ‘subject matter’. Which do you think I chose to represent?
Today we attended College Royal at the University of Guelph. In the Food Science building the students made milkshakes. This has always been a popular event but we have not seen it since 2019 because of COVID-19. Clearly people were happy to see it come back. The line-up was huge. We heard that the students were prepared to sell 4000 shakes.
RDP – Spellbound
…thanks to the Ragtag community for hosting RDP https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/02/21/rdp-tuesday-spellbound/
Children are spellbound with carnivals and fairs. At the CNE last summer our granddaughter was ‘spellbound’ by the sights and smells of last year’s Exhibition in Toronto.
I appear to be spellbound by the dessert in front of me. I think I was more gobsmacked by the price of this classic cake.
Eccles Cake with a wedge of Cheddar
Hearts in Unexpected Places
…in honour of Valentine’s week
On one of my walks on the weekend I came across this tree.