En route home from Ontario Place to the streetcar stop we passed the BMO field. There was a football match (also known as soccer) going on. If only I could replay the roar of the crowds when they were cheering.. Oh my! Such a primal and moving sound! Phew. Here are a couple of shots of the crowds in the nose bleed sections. Man, they are really high up in the stadium.
Love the streetcar decked out with the neat dragon of the beer commercial.
At the Junction farmer’s market a stall named “School Grown“. Intrigued, I decided to chat with the young folks running the stall and buy some produce. Turns out it is a neat idea – a schoolyard farming project in 3 TO schools involving the students! I bought some greens called Mizuna. Huh? I knew we didn’t get as many diverse greens as there are possible to eat, but these took the cake. Apparently they are also called Japanese mustard greens or spider mustard. Ugh, I wish I hadn’t looked that up. 😦 Bitter but yum. I stir fried them with a little oil. Rather fibrous. Next time I will blanch them first and then stir fry them. Definitely worth a visit to the market to support the youngsters working at the stall!!
This year the mother wanted just a Rose plant and a Jasmine plant. That’s it, she said. That is not including the mint, chilli and other assorted plants she grows anyway. 🙂 The rose plant gave us beautiful blooms within the first two weeks – there were about 10 buds on the plant when we bought it. Hope we get more blooms over the summer….
Doors Open is wonderful initiative by the City of Toronto that opens the doors to many buildings in the city normally not open to the public. Having visited a fair number of the beautiful buildings this city has to offer, I decided to join one their free walking tours instead. This one was called “Architectural Icons at Exhibition Place” lead by Tour Guide Richard Fiennes-Clinton. The walk was 90 minutes long, well organized, informative and nice. Some highlights along the way.
From the very first trip to Italy to amazing Amalfi!! First time visiting Italy and with a group of women I had never met before. But what an experience it turned out be…The highlight of the trip – Amalfi! Oh my! They did ask we climb stairs as part of the hike prep but could have never prepared us for this hike to the town of Ravello from Amalfi and back in time to shower and dinner! The hike shook our knees for hours after! Can the Italians build on hillsides or what? The hiking kicked butt with SO many stairs to climb, but(t) was so worth it!