Since finally adding biking to my skills index, it's been one of my greatest goals to pedal along Mississauga's numerous bike trails before the dreaded school season approaches yet again. With humidity being a thing of the past week's on-and-off rainstorms, the time had ultimately arrived for a pedalling excursion surely free from heat stroke.
Driving along has never provided a great view of the scenery below; one is also not permitted to stop either. Biking on the separated pathway though, was a completely different story. An endless sheet of blue with streaks and patches of stark white grazed the tops of the lush green forestry surrounding me. Stone barrier in place, it was almost as if I had stepped foot in another universe - a world of absolute bliss and liberation. At that moment, I felt an utmost gratification for having obtained the wondrous skill of cycling from the same man I am proud to call Dad.
Entering Riverwood Conservatory then led me downhill to Culham Trail, which I followed southbound, weaving through families and weekend hikers trudging along the trail. Gosh, was the breeze fantastic!
Each side was slathered in a rich mixture of whipped cream and cream cheese, and then further enhanced with flavour add-ons such as green tea powder and fresh strawberry bits. Possessing properties that rendered them firm yet spongy soft at the same time made the sweet breads great choices for breakfast or afternoon snacks.
My first attempt at celebrating the food holiday was taking to my kitchen to recreate Blogilates' Nice Cream using the ingredients on hand. While coconut milk/cream was in abundance, the same could not be said about the number of frozen bananas required. The resulting product, while tasty, was shapeless and absolutely atrocious in appearance. (Needless to say, it won't be making its way to What I Make until grocery shopping has been completed.)
Parking spots were few, and pay parking was also enforced majority of the time. Thankfully, we had arrived after 6 pm on a Sunday - a time when parking was absolutely free.
I also found it odd that our orders were not taken all at once, but rather one by one. A cone would be produced and thrust into our hands after every order, and only after all three cones were created was payment demanded.
The reason why someone would ask for a customer to fumble through his/her bag for payment after handing them several ice cream cones is beyond me.