Thank you so much again to all of you who voted for my photos (you can still vote here and here if you haven’t already!) and for all your encouraging comments! I’ve also started a Facebook page for Frozen Plumb, so you can find me there, too!
FINALLY we’ve been getting some nice weather! Jon & I took Tucker down to High Park last Sunday for a walk and to see the cherry blossom trees that have finally bloomed (unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera with me. Bad photographer!). It reminded me so much of the year I spent in Japan and the cherry blossom season that year. I’ve been meaning to get down to the park all week to get some photos, but I haven’t made it back and I’m afraid I might have missed my chance. I’ll try and head down there today although we’re expecting a thunderstorm sometime so I might be seriously thwarted. In lieu, here are a few photos I took of my neighbour’s Nanking cherry tree in Calgary a few years back…
I’d forgotten how fast spring warms up in Toronto. The temperature has already soared a few days and all the trees and flowers are just bursting. It’s been very inspiring! We’ve even walked down to a fantastic ice cream shop for ice cream one evening! And I’ve been trying to take frequent trips to the nearby green grocers to keep getting fresh fruits and veggies. Yesterday was no exception – Tucker & I zipped down to pick up some fresh spinach for the lovely Spinach & Bacon Quiche.
I’m still working on how to do pastry correctly, though. My crust had clearly sprung a leak and half of the eggy mixture ended up under the tart pan rather than inside the crust. As a result, my quiche was rather flat-looking, but definitely not flat-tasting! Jon & I took 2 helpings each and I packed up the last of it for his lunch today. My little grocery was out of small cartons of heavy cream when I last checked, so I decided to use an extra egg and whole milk I had on hand for the custard instead of cream. Who knows if that made it better/worse because of the leakage, but I was happy with the substitution.
Jon insisted I make cookies for dessert, though. So much for ‘eating healthy’ all the time!