It’s always nice to be home. After a couple weeks on the road – visiting London and then Toronto (where it was 44C with the humidex I might add) – it is lovely to be back home on the ‘best coast’. To celebrate G and I ate, drank, spoke Italian and prepared home-made pizza on the new Modernist Cuisine pizza steel we purchased. If you are not familiar with Modernist Cuisine, do go take a peek here.
The steel is essentially a solid steel plate weighing in at 22 pounds that you stick in your oven, heat the hell out of, and then bake your pizza on. It’s very cool and produces a fine Napoli-style crispy crust. It far surpasses any pizza ‘stone’ and even beats our goto pizza-making option – Mario Batali’s cast iron pan. We made two styles – one a classic margarita; the other bacon, mushroom and onion. Yummy!
While in London we celebrated my mom’s xx birthday. Mom/papa and I headed to Stratford one day to picnic along the Avon which was lovely and then we gathered at my sister’s for photos prior to heading out for a birthday dinner. It was amazing as ever to hangout with everyone, and my, the niece and nephew just keep growing and growing.
11) ma made salmon
While in Toronto I managed time to meet-up with dear friend Kevin (thanks for driving all the way out to TO and good luck with the move!); dined with Cousin Richard and Blee at Rosedale Earth (it was just okay); and spent an afternoon lazing about the pool with Lady Sarah and Sir Henry at Gord and Ann’s.
18) last week, the “Serene” yacht was visiting Vancouver Harbour – it is the 9th largest privately owned yacht in the world (owned by a Russian tycoon) … the wee door you see at the aft actually opens to release a smaller vessel