Travelling across Canada can be as full of adventure as time and money will allow. Unfortunately, we were on a short time frame, as we had to be in Ontario within 7 days of our departure for my husband’s meetings.
We stopped at this little village on our way south to take pictures of the grain elevator. I was sorry that I did not take a picture of the sign that read “No parking and pedlars.” I researched this little village and discovered that the population is 115. I cannot imagine what kind of problems they have not only with parking but also with pedlars.
The next day we moved over to the Hilton. While our husbands were in meetings, they arranged for a cooking demonstration for the women. Chef Willis is a very entertaining and informative speaker. He is the owner/operator of Kitchen Made, which offers culinary coaching and personal chef services in the Niagara-on-the-Lake area. His biography, along with his personal philosophy about food and cooking can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org
We learned to make pan-fried fresh salmon cakes and sweet-and-tart cucumber salad. Another treat was a bottle of his homemade worchestshire sauce.Of course, none of this would be complete without wine tasting some local wine!
We stayed another week and had wonderful visits with grandchildren, children, sisters, brother and friends. We had a fabulous afternoon in one of the many parks in Mississauga listening to the Canadian band ‘She’. Apparently there is an American band with the same name. ‘She’ comprises of Krista Blondin (vocals and percussion); Maxine Young (vocals and acoustic guitar); and Christina Mulligan (vocals and keyboard). Very talented young women and a delight to listen to. Check out their website for further information and their schedule. If you are in the area you must go and see them. www.thebandshe.ca
We spent a day a the CNE with two of our grandchildren and their mom. Had a great time but the CNE was not as I remembered it many years ago. Here are pictures of some of the sand sculptures entered into the contest.
Every year my sister, Barbara holds s “Barbfest” fundraiser in her backyard for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. There were two bands, Both were excellent. Pulled pork sandwiches, candy bar, and of course alcohol bar. There were close to 150 people there and she raised approximately 3,500.00. Good going Barb!