In the spring of 2013, we spent a few days in New Orleans on our way home from our first retired winter away from home.
We had stopped here for coffee on a city tour.
I discovered as I wrote this that Morning Call is no more and is being replaced by the iconic Cafe du Monde.
After 6 great years in City Park we’re sad and disappointed to announce that Sunday January 20 2019 will be our last day! Thanks to all our loyal friends and customers for making Morning Call a true New Orleans icon! We are looking forward to seeing everyone in the near future! Thanks to City Park for allowing us to take a desolate and under appreciated old Casino building and turn it into a thriving and naturally New Awlins experience! Who Dat!
Spice Mill Lane runs north from Adelaide Street East to Lombard just west of the Spire Condominium. It was named in 2012 to commemorate the spice mills that were once prominent in this neighbourhood and nearby to Lombard Street. City directories from the late 19th century list many importers and wholesalers of all sorts of goods, including spices, coffee, tea, chocolate, and other baking goods like extracts and baking powders.
While not the largest spice mill in town, Thompson, Bradshaw and Co. occupied the building labelled “Spice Mills” at the north end of Spice Mill Lane. They were the first tenant, occupying two floors and the basement of a new factory building that was constructed here in 1889/90. By 1892, Thompson had dropped out of the picture and his partner Mr. William A. Bradshaw, had switched gears to soap manufacturing, using the business name Toronto Soap Company. He remained in this building until 1895.
Roncesvalles Ave. and Garden side of Solarski Pharmacy
"The First Peoples" Mural Created by Philip Cote III
Cote is a Sundancer, Pipe Carrier and Sweat Ceremony leader recognized by Elder Vern Harper and Floyd Looks for Buffalo Hand. Cote received his Indigenous name Noodjmowin (The Healer) in 1979 from Joe Couture and was made a member of the Falseface Society at the Seneca longhouse in 1992.
A graduate of OCAD University’s Interdisciplinary Art Media and Design Masters program in 2015, Cote has been exploring new ways to imbue sculpture and painting through oral traditions of storytelling and with traditional spiritual perspectives.
All of the elements of the mural are connected to a story that begins with the creation story of the first man and woman.
As the mural flows to the right there are different animals including a wolf who in Anishinaabe stories is a brother of man, a bear who is a teacher and healer, and thunderbirds flanking both ends for protection.
Monday I added the final dessert for afternoon tea chocolate muffins with fudge frosting, I love this recipe. I did cut the icing in half and had more than plenty. I got 12 large muffins and 18 mini muffins.
Dinner was chicken wings and fries.
Tuesday I made the fillings for my tourtieres, French Canadian meat pies.
Dinner was a simple stew made with beef short ribs, lamb kidneys and vegetables served with the leftover mash from Saturday.
Wednesday I made gluten free pastry for the pies and got two completed. This was my first successful pastry making and used this GFJules recipe. I had watched her video on Monday so had to place an Amazon order for a couple of things which came on Tuesday.
A totally new (to me) invention, changed my pastry life forever.
I made the fillings for our afternoon tea sandwiches. John made the gravy for our meat pies and he made the lemon mousse for tea and a couple of extras.
Dinner was quick and easy, steak and sauteed mushrooms, green peppers, onions. We needed to use up some of the vegetables.
Thursday Christmas Eve and we had our afternoon tea for lunch while watching some shows.
Dinner was tourtiere, fries and beans.
Christmas Day turkey, stuffing, gravy (stock made last week), Brussel sprouts, Irish (my Mom and aunts called them Irish peas) mushy peas, mashed parsnip turnip potatoes, roast potatoes.
Trifle, making my first ✅ever sponge cake, gluten free!
Christmas memories - looking for my mother's trifle recipe, I came across these in my Mom's writing.