The Beach at Kalamalka Lake
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Ukrainian National Federation –WestToronto Branch, 2397A Bloor Street West
During Canada’s First National Internment Operations (1914-1920), thousands of men, women, and children were branded as “enemy aliens,” and subjected to state-sanctioned indignities, including internment, forced heavy labour, and disenfranchisement. Internees were subjected to such treatment not because of any wrong they had done, but only because of who they were, where they had come from. The majority of civilian internees were Ukrainians and other Europeans. Racist and anti-immigrant attitudes were common during the pre-war period. Together with wartime xenophobia and ignorance, these attitudes were largely responsible for the internment operations. Internees were held in 24 camps across the Dominion.
The Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (Ukrainian: Cоюз Українськoгo Студентства Канади (CУСК), French: Union des Étudiants Ukrainiens Canadiens)—commonly known by its Ukrainian acronym in all three languages, SUSK—is a national student organization composed of Ukrainian Students Organizations (USOs) at post-secondary institutions across Canada.
To mark the 100th (2014) anniversary of Canada’s First National Internment Operations, SUSK called upon its member Ukrainian Students’ Organizations and all Ukrainian Canadian students to commemorate and raise awareness of these dark pages in Canada’s history.
In addition, SUSK encouraged all Ukrainian Canadian students to support “CTO – The One Hundred Plaques across Canada initiative”, organized and led by the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation (UCCLF). 100 commemorative plaques were unveiled across Canada.
Monday, May 23, 2022
Recipe and image source
- 1 (15.5 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained 398 gram can works
- 1 egg plus 2 egg whites 1 tbls liquid egg white = 1 egg white OR use 1/4 cup applesauce = 2 egg whites OR 6 tablespoons aquafaba (juice drained from the black bean can) = 2 egg whites
- 1/3 of a large ripe avocado 50 grams
- 1 teaspoon olive or canola oil
- 1/3 cup, plus 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup sugar or sugar substitute of choice I use a little less
- 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8×8 inch baking pan or 9 inch round.
Place all ingredients except the chocolate chips into blender or food processor. Process or puree until ingredients form a smooth batter. Pour into prepared pan, sprinkle with chocolate chips, nuts, or swirl in peanut butter and bake for 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out somewhat clean and top of the brownies begin to crack.
Cool pan completely on wire rack then cut into 16 squares.
A list not too long; a list of finds to share; a list that works for those of us at home; a list that works for those who travel about; a list that includes some difficult to find; a list that includes some easy to find; a list that can be interpreted with our differences; a list for one find or a list for all to find ... or a list to see what everyone else finds.
I hope you have fun with what ever your level of participation is. First link in will be Monday July 11th & the final will be Friday September 30th. As in previous years, just let Patio Postcards know in the comments if you want to be part of the group & I'll list your link on July 11th.
The 2022 SPSH List:
Something That Looks Like A Number or Letter
Changes Shape When Wet
OMG, The Shoes
Yellow & Blue Together
Fuzzy Wuzzy Texture
All Gone, Empty
Oh So Colourful
Out of Place
In The Distance
Culture, Yours Or Another
You Grew It, Made It
Invokes A Childhood Memory
Add, 1-2 To Change The Taste
Alt A: Recent Purchase
Alt B: Sunset
Alt C: Free Choice
May 2022 - Owen Sound ON
Another mural from our Georgian Bay road trip.
Watch this video featuring Emily May Rose painting the Koodo mural in Carney's Lane.
Sunday, May 22, 2022
This is absolutely the best dipping sauce recipe ever!!
Always buy the dumpling covers they are not worth the effort to make.
1 tsp cornstarch
1 lb ground pork
2 tbsp ginger minced
2 tbsp garlic minced
1/4 cup green onions thinly sliced
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Shaoxing wine
1.5 tsp toasted sesame oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
Mix together 2 tbsp water with the teaspoon of cornstarch and stir into the pork until it forms a paste.
Mix in the ginger, garlic, green onions, soy, shaoxing wine, sesame oil, salt, white pepper, and squeezed out cabbage until incorporated.
Take a dumpling wrapper and place it on the palm of your hand.
Place a tablespoon of filling into the centre of the wrapper - you want it to be full but not so much that it oozes out.
Fold the wrapper over and pinch the edges together.
Place the dumpling flat on the table with the pinched edges facing up, and flatten the bottom slightly. Now pinch a few pleats into the dumpling to create a pouch.
Place dumplings on the parchment paper about an inch apart from each other.
Optional but helpful: Use a spray bottle to lightly mist the dumplings outer part or use a pastry brush and lightly brush each dumpling with water before steaming.
Steam for 10 to 15 minutes to steam over medium or medium-high heat. Don’t let the water boil so hard that it splashes - just get it hot enough that it is releasing steam.
Serve hot with dumpling sauce, fresh chili, or chili oil on the side.
5 ounces (1 cup) gluten free flour - I love gfJules flour
About 6 tablespoons just-boiled water
Put the flour in a regular size food processor. With the machine running, and feed tube removed, add the water in a steady stream. Let the machine keep going after all the water has been added, until small pebbly bits have formed.
Alternatively, make the dough by hand. Put a bowl atop a kitchen towel to prevent it from slipping while you work. Put the flour in the bowl and make a well in the center. Use a wooden spoon or bamboo rice paddle to stir the flour while adding the water in a steady stream. Aim to evenly moisten the flour. It is okay to pause to stir or add water. When all the water has been added, you will have lots of lumpy bits. Knead the dough in the bowl to bring all the lumps into one mass; if the dough does not come together easily, add water by the teaspoon.
Regardless of mixing method, transfer the dough and all bits to a work surface. Gather and knead into a ball. Place the dough in a zip-top plastic bag and seal tightly closed, expelling excess air. Set aside to rest at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes before using. Or, refrigerate overnight and return to room temperature before using.
For the just-boiled water, half-fill a kettle or saucepan with water and bring it to a boil. Turn off the heat and after the bubbling action subsides, 30 to 90 seconds (depending on the heating vessel), pour the amount needed into a glass measuring cup and use for making the dough.
This makes a buff-colored dumpling wrapper. For a gold color, add ¼ plus 1/8 teaspoon of ground turmeric to the flour before adding the water. Or, instead of water, use the berry-colored liquid from steaming beets. Juices like carrot or a green juice may introduce particulates, but you can try them out and see!
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Saturday we left Collingwood at 9:05 to head back to Toronto on the scenic route along Airport Road. Yikes gas hit $2 a litre that is $8 a gallon!
We had to slow down as a family of geese were crossing, mama in front, six or so babies and papa glaring at the cars, so glad they made it safely. They need this sign.
Friday, May 20, 2022
1. Starts with "T"
2. A Favorite
3. TALL - chosen by Tom
TOKYO Smoke Cannabis
TORONTO TATTOO TEQUILA