Spotted: a big burly distraction outside Toronto City Hall which made me momentarily forget about the mayor’s sideshow.
These beauties were sinfully sweet – a shocking burst of summer at the cold and rainy farmers’ market this morning, the first Saturday in November.
Next week the market moves indoors for the season. Sigh. Winter is coming, there is no doubt about it.
C. and I picked up heaps and heaps of groceries at the Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market for the four big meals we are cooking for this long weekend!
It was wonderful to see so many friendly faces and tables teeming with lush harvest. Our heritage-breed turkey is brining away in the fridge and pastry is ready to be rolled out.
I’m thankful to southern Ontario farmers and food producers who make life so colourful. I’m thankful to C. for making my life so delicious. And I’m thankful to my family and friends who are always there to celebrate and commiserate too.
Have a great weekend!
There they are…
Six quarts of Ontario strawberries, having a bath.
They have no idea, but I know… They are last berries of the season. I picked them up at the market from the Bizjak’s – everyone was eyeing them up and down as we moved through the crowds.
I did a quick freezer jam preserve with Pomona Pectin, sweetened with honey and a vanilla bean or two.
Sigh. That’s really all I have to report.
Winter is coming.