CONDO FLOWER ARRANGEMENT
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Due to John's dental surgery we missed Christmas in July with friends.
My cousin trying SOP for the first time.
Monday we met with our financial advisor and had lunch downtown at an upscale restaurant Reds in FCP. It was a mediocre meal at best.
I had this salad everything was lukewarm, the naan, pakoras and overpriced. But it mainly caters to business
Tuesday John golfed and I hit the summer sales downtown. Everything is on sale and I scored 3 scarves, a t-shirt, 3 pairs of capris, 2 jackets (summer light) and a shirt to match a pair of pants and a jacket.
A couple of the items.
3 pieces should be great for travelling.
Wednesday we had a lazy day. I made croutons from the leftover onion and herb bread I made.
Then we went out to dinner at the Museum Tavern. I had been there before for lunch and enjoyed it but the service was spotty.
Dinner was excellent. John says his burger was one of the best he's had. I had the fried chicken that was very good but the one I had at Taste of Toronto was even better.
It is an appetizer serving you can get a main course that comes with fries but I had some of John's and they are excellent fries.
and saw The Assassins, a production of StageWorks starring a family member.
Friday John left with a friend to drive to Montreal to watch the Canadian Golf Open.
I headed to Taste of Toronto. You can see all the delicious food by clicking here for Weekend Cooking.
Funny to see the Fort York soldiers in uniform at this very cosmopolitan event.
Then I strolled up to Queen St. and took the streetcar home.
AROUND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Random photos taken along Lake Ontario
Last week I mentioned my disastrous cinnamon raisin bread that I measured the water incorrectly. I made it again on the Friday night and set the timer (first time) on the bread maker for 8AM Saturday.
I was astonished when I got up and saw that the batter was touching the lid. This was the biggest loaf me bread maker has ever made. It was delicious.
In honour of the British Open which John has been watching and at his request I made a roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, cauliflower dinner with home made gravy.
Honestly, I don't know if it is my new (since May) stove on the convection roast setting, but these Yorkshires rose to new heights!!
We finally got some great tasting beefsteak tomatoes and have been enjoying bacon and tomato sandwiches for breakfast.
Monday was leftover roast beef with onions, peppers and rice and home made gravy spiced up.
Tuesday home made pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and peppers. Delicious.
Thursday oven pork chops and colcannon made with kale.
RECIPES - click on the links for the full recipe
Cinnamon raisin bread
Oatmeal raisin cookies
Oven pork chops
ON THE HOME FRONT
When reading Last week's Sepia Saturday's posts the subject brought up an interesting correspondence with a Irish blogger. Jennifer aka Irish Eyes posted a family photo that included Willie Halpin. I then commented that my great grandmother was a Halpin. You can go over to the comments and see our discussion. I am now going to see if we have any connection.
Still waiting for the contractor to schedule the vanity replacements for both bathrooms. In the meantime I have found the shower curtain hooks and framed some photos. Do you see a theme happening?
We decided to drive to Prince Edward Island in August. We were going to make a two night stop in Quebec City but decided that we could do that trip any time and instead just head straight to PEI with a short stop on New Brunswick.
So far we have booked a hotel for six nights in Charlottetown. Still working on the other details.