Saturday, another gorgeous hot day. We stepped out to the Humber Bay Waterfront festival.
They moved the Farmers' Market from the parking lot to the street for today. Perfect for me to pick up fresh parsnips, beets, broccoli, tomatoes and a yellow watermelon.
Always something available to eat.
Looking east to our building.
Looking centre towards downtown.
Looking west - all three photos taken from the same spot.
Definitely a day for gelato!
A great performance by Nadia Stone.
Refilling their bottles, cycle patrol is thirsty work.
Sunday was truly a day of rest, reading, blogging and Olympic watching.
Yellow melon we bought at the market.
Monday John golfed and I happened upon a brain at the foot of the CN Tower. I could not believe the lineups for the Tower and the Aquarium next door, craziness!!!
Another brain! Click here for more brains this week.
Tuesday out with my BFF for lunch and some exploring along Harbourfront. A hot but pleasant day. Seems we are in for a lengthy hot weather alert.
Dinner was at my BIL where we had a delightful dinner with my niece and nephew along with their Dad and his partner.
Wednesday John and I went shopping for a wedding later this month, John wanted a new shirt and tie and also added cool socks and a pocket square. Check out the socks, I'll bet you're very curious what he is going to be wearing them with!!
We then found a couple of brains and had lunch at Union Station, tacos for John and lobster roll for me.
Entertainment at Union food court - not your average, only trendy restaurants from around town.
John headed home to go play golf and I renewed my membership at the ROM and found a church that was open and another brain!! Church will be shown on Sunday and there will be another Brain post next week.
Found a brain at the Gardiner Ceramics Museum. This head sits outside the museum.
The Gardiner Museum has unveiled a striking new take on a rock garden framing the building’s front entrance on Queen’s Park. The Vertical Crevice Garden, designed and donated by landscape architect, Neil Turnbull, takes its name from the upward slanting slabs of sedimentary rock dotted with mosses, alpine and dry-land perennials, ferns, and trees in stunted Bonsai form.
Across the street the ROM where I saw the Chihuly exhibit a few weeks ago.
It was too hot to be downtown so I came home to the AC. This is what it looks like for the rest of the week. If we get that rain it would be amazing as we haven't had rain in so long! And better this Saturday then next when the wedding is.
The Globe and Mail ·
Being an equal opportunity blogger I have posted in both Celsius and Fahrenheit.
And a birthday gift from my BFF!! Too heavy to carry when we met up so the husbands exchange stuff for us when they golf weekly.
She also sent my new shoes which she picked up for me since my store didn't have my size and I so wanted them for the wedding!!
Couldn't take a photo on a table - bad luck!! My mother always said that!!
According to Irish superstition it’s bad luck to put new shoes on the table.
While the origin of this superstition is unknown, one version says putting new, unused shoes on a table is bad luck because new shoes were traditionally put on the dead while they laid on a table. Therefore, putting new shoes on the table could bring about bad luck or death.
Thursday John and I went to High Park for breakfast and to get some photos (for the Letter H next week's Friday Finds).
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We saw gardens.
And toured Colborne Lodge.
And the zoo!!
Then we went to the market to get food for the weekend. Hoping for some rain!
Some cider labels from the LCBO. Check out their amazing recipes and photography. Download their app.
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Saturday - hamburgers with last night's potato salad
Sunday - roast chicken, roast potatoes, mashed carrots and parsnips, roast tomatoes and homemade pickled beets.
Monday - chicken divan from last night's chicken with beets and feta salad.
Tuesday - Family BBQ at BIL. Chicken fajitas and tacos
Wednesday - steak, baked potato and broccoli
Thursday - sticky chicken (because John asked for it), honey ginger carrots, roasted tomatoes (because they need to be eaten) and quinoa.
Friday - lamb shepherd's pie with mashed potatoes with carrots and parsnips.
Shepherd's pie in progress, waiting for the corn and peas and then topped with the mashed carrot parsnip potatoes which will then be crowned with cheddar cheese.