Bird Killing

Killing many birds with one stone tonight.  Cruised over to Sorauren Park to check out a new loft, drop off some flyers, and re-scout a pathway for one of Ravi’s shoots.  Lucky for us an extra bird crossed paths with our stone – the Sorauren Park Farmers’ Market! That’s like four dead birds. Awesome.

The loft was so-so.  Flyering was well…flyering.  The real star of the night was the surprise Farmers’ Market – an eclectic mix of young hippie parents, kids with homemade popsicles dripping down their elbows, and even a free astrology reading. 

We expected to stay just a few minutes but were sucked into a vortex of delicious, free samples of grilled tofu, raw breads, and local cheeses.  It was at that point I realized that making dinner is for suckers and we should just eat here.  

I started my culinary journey with a slice of raw, vegan pizza.  Let me repeat that RAW VEGAN PIZZA.  It looked like pizza and smelled like pizza, but my instincts told me it was gunna suck – as most fake pizzas do.  Man was I wrong.  This thing was delicious.  But at $7 a slice I’d have to fill up somewhere else.  

I sampled some smoked tofu and ended up walking away with packages of vegan jerky and fake bacon.  I know, sounds gross but this stuff was a treat for my taste buds.

I was starting to feel full so I thought it was time for dessert.  Sampled some raw chocolate and resisted the temptation for a chocolate drink.

Looks like an avocado, right? It’s a cacao fruit!

Before leaving I had to pick up a pint of raspberries. 

Melt in your mouth amazing! 

Didn’t even last the walk back to the car.

Oh my god! I almost forgot about the honey!  Two words – cinnamon honey.  No, wait. Three words and a symbol: cinnamon honey = amazing! (sorry, two symbols).

This market was too much of a hike to do weekly but I will definately be back before the end of the summer – if only to stock up on some cinnamon honey!

Happiness

Baby animals, pizza, soft blankets, strong coffee.  The simplest things make me so happy.

This guy blew my mind a bit yesterday. Standing on a bench by Harbourfront.  I’ve never seen a bird like this before.  Happiness.  

Riding bikes in the sunshine. Bicycle love.  Happiness.

Picked up some late night sweet potato fries from M Burger last night.  Saw this excessive beast on the menu. So not necessary. Sweet potato fries with chipotle mayo. Delicious.  Happiness.

Bought flowers for my mother and godmother for Mother’s Day.  Just trying to keep them alive until tonight.  I normally don’t like buying cut flowers but I have to admit the colours and smell add so much life to my apartment.  Happiness.

Sitting here watching kitty sleep on top of the fridge.  Just watching her sleep makes me smile.  She brings me so much happiness it’s ridiculous.  

My mother.  Happiness. I love you.  Happy Mother’s Day

Spring!!!

As you can probably tell from my lack of recent posts, I’ve been in hibernation.  The cold temperatures and grey skies have extinguished my motivation.  Sometimes I wish I was a retired 70 year old so I could be a snowbird and spend winters in a retirement community in Florida (not really but you know what I mean).

But yesterday it finally felt like spring had arrived.  Woke up to sun beams burning through my eyelids.  Looking out the window I could see the streets were starting to crowd with morning dog walkers and out-of-town families so we decided to escape the city.  I needed to go somewhere where I could hear the birds chirping instead of the traffic and construction noise.  

Ventured to the burbs so I could roll around with my camera in the grass.  Perfection.  I fell in love with photography all over again.

Also rolled around with a 4 month old puppy named Reef.  His parents (Ravi’s brother and sister-in-law) are obviously Scuba enthusiasts.  There’s nothing like a puppy to brighten your day and warm your home.  I left covered in puppy drool and a giant smile.  

Awoke this morning to rumbling thunder and pouring rain.  I don’t even mind the grey skies.  Spring is officially here 🙂  Soak it up Toronto.