June 2020 - Niagara Wine Region ON
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Weekend Cooking is now hosted by Marg at The Intrepid Reader
October 2020 - Toronto ON
Unlike in the U.S., conservative politicians in Canada are not doubting the wisdom of mask-wearing, Ian said. This spring, Doug Ford, the conservative premier of Ontario, described people protesting social-distancing measures as “a bunch of yahoos.”
And some top public-health officials in Canadian provinces have become semi-celebrities, as they have repeatedly urged social distancing, mask-wearing and other forms of caution. Imagine versions of Anthony Fauci, but ones who are praised across the political spectrum, rather than being called “a disaster,” as President Trump did with Fauci.
It was a quiet week, staying in, keeping away from people.
John golfed Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I went to the stores on Monday and Wednesday, dropped a parcel at the post office.
Thursday we had tickets for Ferrero Golden Gallery Signature Experience, an interactive pop-up, bringing the essence of select chocolates to life with immersive multi-sensory themed rooms. However, the Department of Health has temporarily (hopefully) closed it done due to Covid.
Friday was cold and grey when I went to College Park to do some shopping. I couldn't believe the number of people out, Winners was packed as they had got their first Christmas inventory. It was the first time I saw the line at Service Ontario (renewals for driver's license, health cards, license plates etc) wrapped around the mall.
I am going back to going out early in the morning!
Saturday I did a roast chicken with mashed potatoes/cauliflower and mashed carrots and turnips. I also made gravy.
Sunday we used the leftover chicken to make hot chicken sandwiches with copycat Swiss Chalet sauce.
Monday was lamb shanks in dark (gluten free) beer with potatoes, carrots, turnip and celery.
Tuesday I did pork hocks using this recipe for schweinshaxe with boiled potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
Wednesday we were out of ice cream so I made a lemon mousse.
Burgers for dinner.
Thursday I used the meat sauce I had frozen along with frozen cabbage leaves to make lay cabbage rolls.
I made the cranberry pumpkin loaves again.
Friday was steak frites, a joint delicious effort.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveler
My last rounds were coffee and beer. So it's time for some food and sleep!
1. Starts with "R"
2. A Favorite
3. RED - chosen by Tom
Starts with "R"
A catchall for leftover beer, coffee and whatever catches my fancy!
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
I need to get my act together to produce some interesting posts for this challenge. In the meantime, since we are in a modified lockdown, and can't dine in anywhere, I'll rely on my archives.
On our trip to Ireland in 2015, a first time for our friends, we had used a private tour guide. While we were touring around Killarney, he took us to the island of Valentia and the surrounding area.
For lunch we stopped in an old post office now cafe.
Continuing with pit stops...
a stop (as during a trip) for fuel, food, or rest or for use of a restroom.
Monday, October 26, 2020
Cee's Fun Foto Challenge
Orange and Green (separately or combined)
Ring of Kerry Ireland
Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.
Continuing with Toronto lane names.
Laneways, also known as alleys, are narrow streets that add to the diversity of the overall public space network, supporting the fine grain character of a city. ... Laneways can work as a network for pedestrians to navigate the city and build an overall identity for the city center.
Just 10 per cent of Toronto's more than 3,000 public laneways have a name. Usually the titles recognize community figures, events or local traditions, but many are delightfully strange with brilliant backstories.
This week I am just going with some random downtown lanes I have in my archives.Biscuit Lane is named for Brown’s Bakery where Mr Christie first started baking cookies.
There really was a man named Mr. Christie and he actually made good cookies. He made such good cookie that Toronto named a street after him. William Christie moved to Canada in 1853 and was the co-owner of Toronto’s first bakery. The bakery sold over 4,300 boxes of cookie each year. After a few years of success and many returning customers a company slogan was made, “Mr. Christie, you make good cookies.”
Mr. Christie moved to Toronto's west end in 1948 and built a factory in Etobicoke which closed in 2012.
We can still see its landmark water tower from our place.2009
Reverend James Porter lived at 1 Wood Street. Reverend James Porter was the local superintendent for Toronto City Common Schools from 1859 until his death in 1874. He would have worked with Egerton Ryerson and previous Toronto mayors during that period to develop the foundation for Ontario’s education system.
This street sign, marking the laneway running on the western edge of the Wellesley subway station, is new. Chechalk Lane takes its name from one of the two chiefs of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation who signed the 1805 Toronto Purchase.
October 2020 - Toronto ON
Liberty Du, who is widely recognized as Faith XLVII, is a South African Multi-Disciplinary Artist.
Her journey into art began on the streets of South Africa in 1979, as a young graffiti writer taking on the name Faith47 (the number being a reference to her grandmothers numerological theorem). In 2006, Liberty began on a nomadic journey which has brought her to create works in 39 countries and, in 2017, saw her relocating to Los Angeles, USA.
Japanese artist Hiroyasu Tsuri has done that a massive mural below the historic rail bridge featuring a large snake and plants native to the area.
Black and blue watertower
Flood Lines Artists: Paul Aloisi and Dan Bergeron