Friday, June 3, 2016

Weekend Cooking

June 2016 - Toronto ON

WARNING! DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE HUNGRY Heavy on delicious food photos!!

Saturday we went to Doors Open and afternoon tea at the AGO.

Doors Open OCAD Ontario College of Art and Design
Doors Open OCAD murals

Afternoon tea is served in the Members' Lounge by reservation only. The lounge is located in The Grange.


Built by the Boulton family between 1817 and 1820, The Grange is Toronto's oldest remaining brick house and a national historic site. The Grange was bequeathed at the beginning of the twentieth century to become the home of Toronto''s first art museum. During the nineteenth century, The Grange was at the centre of this city's social and political activity. Today, with its collection of furniture, artifacts and art, it is an historic house museum and a unique part of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This is the back of the museum, with the house next to the very modern section of the museum.

Click on the menu photos for a larger view.

Afternoon tea! Oh my it was fit for a queen!!

Melon wrapped in duck prosciutto

Turkey and brie on cranberry bread

So cute and tiny!

 Shrimp profiterole

Salmon on cucumber

After our tea our server offered to take us on a tour of the library, normally locked to the public.

We then attended Celtic Journey, the year-end concert of the Upper Canada Chorus featuring Orla Fallon formerly of Celtic Woman. It also featured a group of students selected from local schools including my cousin's daughter Anais.

My cousin had written to Orla Fallon that her mother had died two years earlier and this day would have been her 80th birthday. Orla answered immediately saying she would dedicate a song to her and asked that Anais reach out to her with the details at rehearsal.

Anais' name smack in the middle of the program.

Orla and Anais.

Orla came out and did Spanish Lady and then before she sang Carrickfergus she stated that it was an emotional day for Ursula Swift O'Connell's family in the audience as it would have been her 80th birthday. 
Laura said she feels like her mom arranged her own birthday party.

Sunday we planned to attend a couple of Doors Open in the west end of the city. We did visit Montgomery Inn, couldn't find another location even though we drove by the address several times!!

Click here to visit Doors Open Montgomery Inn.

Monday was another lovely day with the minutiae of life being taken care of.

Tuesday was market day. Asparagus was $4.99 at Longo's this week and 2 for $4 at the market!!!

Wednesday was John's weekly golf and I went shopping for some baskets to organize my freezer and a new cover for the chair in my bedroom. I really wanted navy blue but having looked online it didn't come in blue for a wing chair.

John, playing around with his new phone.

Thursday was the monthly coffee meet that I host with another woman, how fast these monthly meetings roll around.

Before we attended The Return of Grace at the Ed Mirvish Theatre we had crab legs at Red Lobster.

Elvis has entered  the building. His name is Steve Michaels, he’s a 43 year-old Toronto-born singer and he’s playing Presley in a show called Return to Grace, which Mirvish Productions is presenting at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

Friday was golf for John and dentist for me.

More photos from this week.

AGO reflection
Friday Photo Finds


Saturday - afternoon tea filled us before the concert so we had cheese and crackers after the show.
Sunday - chicken divan, garlic bread and berry crumble with Devon cream.
Monday - ham, brussel sprouts, potatoes au gratin.
Tuesday - Teriyaki salmon fried rice and broccolini
Wednesday - leftover ham and potatoes
Thursday - dinner out at Red Lobster crab legs
Friday - lamb chops with parmesan balsamic asparagus and roasted tomatoes, baked potato sour cream and scallions.

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  1. What a contrast between the Grange and the rest of AGO. That afternoon tea really makes for a full meal.

  2. The afternoon tea sounds spectacular. I can just imagine how the Earl Grey panna cotta must have tasted. The rest of the visit sounds absolutely lovely - especially the concert. I love the look of your chair. It looks cozy and perfect for reading and the picture of the market makes me want to run to the nearest farmer's market here even though I was just at the big one on Thursday! Have a great week!

  3. Great food but that library is spectacular - Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  4. That turkey and brie on cranberry focaccia is calling my name!

  5. Afternoon tea looks delicious!!

  6. I am so impressed with the menus and wow- what a library!!!

  7. Look at that tea -- it looks beautiful and delicious And the library??? I want it! Fantastic week. Sorry I was so late visiting -- we were at the beach this weekend.


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