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October 2020 - Toronto ON
I am bored with counting the self-isolation weeks (30) in the title! So I will track the weeks here and write more inspiring titles, food related.
I have started a series on Toronto's lanes and their interesting names. The first one is Ice Cream Lane from last week's walk on the Danforth.
The last weekend of summer has passed and that means
an end to the street closures. I will be curious how traffic will look now. City has now announced that the street closures will continue into October.
The weekend was spent at home as per usual. Again thoughts go through my head about outings but then common sense kicks in. Especially since we had our worst daily case total on Monday - 700!!!!
With the numbers climbing restaurants and bars have reduced occupancy rates and hours. Table size down from 10 to 6 patrons and all names and phone numbers will be registered.
So Monday I only did a grocery run. But John got some great shots on the golf course.
Not quite at their prime yet.
Tuesday I had vague plans but the numbers were close to 600 so that didn't happen.
Wednesday I had a timed entry ticket for the ROM so I took the 9:10 shuttle downtown.
It was a cool morning and JOhn cancelled his golf. The sun came out when I was heading home but then we had thunder and lightning with rain mid afternoon.
Taken as I left the museum. Yes, I have loads of photos of our dinosaur, but who can resist especially with crowd control in effect.
Saw this on the news and thought brilliant! LBD, a little black dress with a mask!
We took the 9:10 shuttle downtown and walked. First stop was to see this new sculpture at the Richmond Adelaide Centre. I worked in this building when I left the bank.The confounding new installation outside of the Richmond-Adelaide Centre has been four years in the making from Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa, who has done similar works of women's heads made of white marble dust and polyester resin, solid marble or other materials in public squares and parks around the world.
We've seen a couple of his pieces in France!
This one is in Bordeaux, you can see me in the background. Titled Sanna.
From there it was City Hall to see the "new" Toronto sign.
So I flipped the image!
From there I wanted to find a new coffee shop on Mutual St.
We picked up subs from Firehouse Subs, neither of us had ever been there before.
Saturday I made chicken satay skewers from Jamie Oliver's 30 minute recipe book. Overall, it was okay, nothing too memorable. In fact, I couldn't remember what we had when I was writing this and only had this photo. I recognized the peanut butter and racked my brains until I remembered the vegetables I served and it finally came to me.
I served it with Greek salad and sauteed broccoli and bok choy using Oliver's idea of serving it with
pancetta I used bacon and then mixing the bacon fat with balsamic as a dressing.
Monday roast beef, gluten free Yorkshire pudding, mushy peas and mashed cauliflower, broccolini and potatoes. And the best mushroom gravy, I have finally conquered gravy! I used wine and beef broth instead of the chicken stock as mentioned in the recipe.
Tuesday last night's leftovers.
Wednesday hamburgers and potato chips
Thursday, since we were eating later, cheeses, pate and baguette. Costco had pate!
Friday steak with broccolini and scallions.