Saturday, March 23, 2019

Muy Buena Pizza

Concordia Mexico


Six Word Saturday Calico CA

John headed out to meet a friend to register for their summer men's golf league followed by lunch out.

I headed out, in my toasty warm purple coat and furry scarf from Barcelona, as it was a very cold morning. I took the bus to Old Mill Subway and it is a quick fifteen minute ride to Bay and Bloor where you can move around underground, shopping and eating, without going outside.

This was taken at Old Mill.

I came home, empty-handed, to John's astonishment, except for some potatoes!

Later in the afternoon it looked like this outside.

We had corned beef, sweet and white mashed potatoes and Brussel sprouts.

Our first 2019 Toronto sunset.

I had forgotten to include a couple of photos last week.

Construction continues to boom in Toronto. I took this from the bus.

The completion of the new OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design University) building is almost complete.

And finally, the WURST location in Union Station has finally opened.

I finished my post on the AGO Impressionism exhibit.

Inspired Sunday Copala Mexico
One Word Sunday Savannah Georgia

It's golf season (on TV) so John was quite happy.

I am working on changing our bedroom from our Asian theme to a Mexican theme. I had sent this photo last spring to a friend who does stained glass.

When we met up in Mazatlan she had a present for me!

Fish tacos for dinner, something new for John and he enjoyed them. I loosely followed this recipe.
I guess John did enjoy them as a couple of days later he emailed me another recipe for fish tacos with a spicy pineapple citrus slaw and pickled jalapenos.

Foto Tunes Toronto
Monday Mural Fort Smith AR
Wordless Lincoln NE

We have so much chicken in the freezer (happens after the first trip to Costco's) I thought I would make General Tso's chicken, But as the day wore on I got lazy and then found this recipe slow cooker General Tso chicken. I added onion and green pepper with the chicken and then about thirty minutes before serving I added some celery.


Tuesday Treasures  Fort Smith AR
Dutch's Tuesday Photo Challenge Wonder

We woke to a fine dusting of snow and sunshine.

Steak and sauteed potatoes, green peppers and onions.

ABC Wednesday

My kind of day! I was meeting John downtown at Union and saw this display.

A Thousand Paths Home – is a presentation of the work of Yung Yemi in the Oak Room, commissioned for Union’s Connection exhibit, featuring digital art interpretations of the late Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond, and select Afro-futurist icons Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae and Lauryn Hill.

Viola Desmond
The fact that this monumental month-long exhibit is being hosted at Union is both timely and topical. The word ‘Union’ is defined as the act of joining, and every year millions of people use Toronto’s Union Station as a connection point to rejoin their loved ones, homes, and communities. As a hub in the center of the city, Union links us to familiar and unfamiliar people and places. Just as Union Station helps us make connections, this exhibit will help guide Torontonians of all cultural stripes to come make a connection with Toronto’s thriving Black multi-disciplinary arts community.

Viola Irene Desmond was a Canadian businesswoman of Black Nova Scotian descent. In 1946 she challenged racial segregation at a cinema in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia by refusing to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre.

In late 2018 Desmond became the first black Canadian-born woman to appear alone on a Canadian bank note—a $10 bill.

John has been dying for pizza! We didn't have any in Mazatlan. We went to Libretto, our favourite, plus it does gluten-free crust as well.

What to do next? I had a couple of ideas and we went with mural hunting since it was so nice out on this, the first day of spring!

Walking along Carlton.

Box done by Angelica Fernandes.

We found the new awesome mural but you'll have to check back on Monday for it.

We stopped into Allan Gardens to see the spring display.

What a beauty!

 We came across some (new to us) historical plaques that I'll highlight for a Tuesday Treasures posts.

We also found three (again, new to us) churches for Sunday's Inspired posts.

A cool mural that happened to be across from one of those churches on Bleeker St.

Mural on an apartment building as we were pursuing another mural we could see in the distance.

Across the street another rather odd mural/poster?

 Box by Paul Byron

Heading back to the subway on Wellesley, more murals.

This mural is looking a lot worse for the wear.

Here it is in 2014.

Here in 2014.

Burgers for dinner.

Thursday Doors Mazatlan Mexico
A Photo a Week SHIMMER

I finally took a pic of the only souvenir we brought back from Mexico.

Another no photo day BUT I did meet up with my BFF for lunch, gabbing, and shopping!

Dinner was pork chops (first pork in over three months) cauliflower rice and mashed turnip carrots.

Pull Up a Seat Guadalajara Mexico
Weekend Roundup Letter L
Weekend Reflections Abilene TX
Wit's End Weekly Photo Challenge
Skywatch Friday Mexico City
@SpikySquare Monthly Square Challenge

Favourite video of the week.

Found a new restaurant that does gluten free for brunch Chadwick's that is going on our list for a visit real soon.

We had tickets for Sting's Last Ship tonight.

It was so cold and the wind made it worse as we headed over to the Princess of Wales Theatre, luckily we could do most of it underground.

Inside it is warm and the bar is open!

All the sets were so amazing. This was the opening set, no photos allowed during the performance.

The Canadian Premiere of Sting's acclaimed musical, THE LAST SHIP starring and featuring original music and lyrics by multiple Grammy Award' winner Sting is now on stage at the Princess of Wales Theatre through March 24, 2019.

The Last Ship, which was initially inspired by Sting's 1991 album The Soul Cages and his own childhood experiences, tells the story of a community amid the demise of the shipbuilding industry in Tyne and Wear, with the closure of the Swan Hunter shipyard.

When a sailor named Gideon Fletcher returns home after seventeen years at sea, tensions between past and future flare in both his family and his town. The local shipyard, around which the community has always revolved, is closing and no-one knows what will come next, only that a half-built ship towers over the terraces. With the engine fired and pistons in motion, picket lines are drawn as foreman Jackie White and his wife Peggy fight to hold their community together in the face of the gathering storm.

This personal, political and passionate new musical from multiple Grammy Award winner Sting, is an epic account of a family, a community and a great act of defiance. The Last Ship features an original score with music and lyrics by Sting as well as a few of his best-loved songs; Island of Souls, All This Time and When We Dance. It is the proud story of when the last ship sails.

John quickly snapped this when the cast came out. Sting performed in every show of the Toronto run.

Set at intermission.

The cast were all incredible. The only complaint we would have was the quality of the audio especially when they all sang together.

Brutal winds when we came out and we had planned on taking the streetcar but John hailed a taxi instead.


Didn't get any reading done!

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  1. We had corned beef too last week. I'm hoping the snow is done for the year, but I know it probably isn't. Sigh. Toronto is always filled with so many things to do and see. I haven't been there for long time, I really need to think about a long weekend. The A Thousand Paths Home exhibit looks amazing. Love your stained-glass cactus. And, of course, I now have a craving for pizza!

    I haven't had Nanaimo bars since I was a teenager. I wonder if I'd find them too sweet now. I'll have to make some to see!

  2. I never tire of your Toronto photos. At first I thought I liked the ones from A Thousand Paths Home best, but then the flowers were so beautiful. Your pictures of murals are fun, too. Thank you for sharing Toronto and for visiting my blog.
    Sandy @ Writing With a Texas Twang

  3. The Allan Gardens shot particularly stands out.

  4. The Last Ship looks like a good show! And I love the little souvenir that you got from Mexico :)

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC.

  5. Those fish tacos look amazing. Now I must search for some near me. Thanks for sharing the Toronto photos!

  6. Depressing to look out on that weather but at least you can keep warm memories going with food, Jackie. And flowers are always cheering. Many thanks to you :) :)

  7. Alan Gardens looks amazing, those garden figures with the moss and bark and ferns and tatts are incredible, it would be hard to tear myself away.

  8. There is noticeably a lot to identify about this. I suppose you made some good points in features also.


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