January 2020 - Toronto ON
The English language expression silver spoon is synonymous with wealth, especially inherited wealth; someone born into a wealthy family is said to have "been born with a silver spoon in their mouth".
Another quiet week for us, but it is the end of the holiday season and new and exciting things are coming up in the city.
Sunday I roasted the chicken I had bought, it had looked weird in the package and weirder when I took it out. Turns out it was half a chicken, but the biggest meatiest one I have ever seen. It was full of flavour.
Monday was leftover chicken.
Tuesday we met family for lunch at Lena's. No food photos but between the four of us we covered some of the menu.
I tried the stracciatella and it was very good, although I doubt I would order it.
TUNA TARTAREJohn and I shared the Caesar, John thought it was too heavy on the anchovy.
SEARED CALAMARISalmon was excellent,but the cream was not very garlicky.
ATLANTIC SALMONDinner was salad.
On our way to lunch on Tuesday we had some time to kill so we stopped by City Hall. They were getting the ice ready for the Maple Leafs to do a public practice for the public.
Practice took place on Thursday and here are some highlights. It was a very cold day to be standing outside.
First they took the subway in their uniforms.
The practice itself.
While at City Hall we checked this out.
De Dokwerker (The Docker) is a statue found inside Toronto City Hall's main concourse that was presented by the mayor of Amsterdam. It commemorates an act of defiance against the Nazi's persecution of Jews.
Wednesday we went to Ikea to see if they still had a carpet that we had liked back in early December. They did, but no sales.
We did buy it, I like that it is made from recycled carpets.
We checked out some murals on our way home.
I made these gluten free buns to use as hamburger buns and they worked well. The recipe makes eight, but I made four to accommodate the burger.
Thursday I stocked up our our fruits and vegetables.
Dinner was salmon, sauteed kale and Greek salad. I made a 3 mustard sauce for the salmon and was impressed that John liked it.
Friday we had fruit for breakfast, sourced from Florida, Mexico and Peru!
We took a quick trip to Bulk Barn as we were low on baking goods and spices.
This was the kind of day it was.
On our way we stopped into the CBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
We're back to our Friday night steak dinner.
Had to mention a couple of Canadian news stories, starting with the ridiculous.
CBC is running a Family Feud Canada quiz show. This was an answer this week.
On a much sadder note, the New York Times reported on the Ukraine plane crash that killed
All I can say is that Trump was responsible for this.
Trump on downed Ukrainian plane: "It was flying at a pretty rough neighborhood, and somebody could've made a mistake."
Wait, so the plane was roughed up and mugged???
I started reading War of the Wives and am enjoying it, siding with each "widow" in turn. I just don't understand why men would burden themselves with two families. The expense can't be easy, as can be seen in this story.
And wow, I did not see that ending coming!
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