Gosh life is busy! … here it is Sunday and, while I watch the NFL games, and take a breather, I look at the week that was.
Yesterday, G and I visited T&T Supermarket down on the Leslie Spit. T&T is a chinese supermarket built on the Loblaws/Dominion model (i.e., big!). They’ve plenty of great asian-inspired shopping and we opted for a Peking Duck Festival for Saturday night’s dinner.
Blee came over to join us in the festival and she (and I) drank too much of Pelee Island Winery’s Pinot Noir (which G and I picked up this summer while touring the island). It was uber-fabulous and I’d highly, highly recommend you try it if you can source a bottle. It is made with 100% pinot noir grapes grown right on Pelee Island.
2) the Peking duck (carved ably by myself); 3) the condiments (spring onion and cucumber)
4) the sauce – Hoisin; 5) building the dinner – first duck skin and duck on a wrapper
6) add the condiments and hoisin; 7) mmmmmmmm!
8) roll and chow-down!
Blee also graciously brought butternut squash soup … to-die-for … which we made totally heavenly with the addition of some Spanish Manchego cheese.
Afterwards, while Blee and I danced disco and sat fascinated by iFish, G kindly made peking duck broth (which ended up as consomme this morning) for a Veal Neptune recipe I’m keen to make with a crab mayonnaise.
This wonderful meal, fell on the heels of last Monday’s wonderful meal of sa-ho fan noodles with maple-glazed salmon and baby bok choy.
On Tuesday, we met up with Lady Sarah and Jeff who are both freshly back from their adventure in Peru. It was great to hear about their travels up the mighty Amazon, their hike waaaaay up to Manchu Picchu and the highlight of their trip, traveling solo around the Galapagos Islands.
11) Lady Sarah and I at the Unicorn on Tuesday night