I had bookmarked Tatsu's Bread for several seasons, though had constantly put off the drive as neither its coordinates nor operating hours were in agreement with my schedule. As the loaf on our countertop began to wither away to nothingness, I took it as a sign to venture along Lakeshore and snap up the last of the day's assortment.
We took to a range of items before retreating back into the car, requesting disposable forks for consumption as the dining floor remained closed. With the exception of the Egg Bread and Cheese Stick, the remainder of our purchases were subject to HST - quite regrettable as these two happened to be the highlights of the visit.
The donning of masks was another common sight - a stark contrast to Square One, which not only boasted the highest amount of foot traffic, but the lowest rate of mask-wearing (approximately 40%). Yorkdale was in close second with approximately 65% of customer compliance in terms of masks, but minimal sense of physical distancing.
We refrained from this act out of COVID concerns, though took pleasure in learning about the conception of the room and its independent drainage system. Frankly speaking, the room was quite mild in spite of the surrounding layers of frozen mist; the windchill accompanying treacherous -30 C winters could not be accurately captured within the space.
An eagerly anticipated package from the Vancouver Aquarium arrived later that same day.
Allow me to introduce Larry, the newest member of my primary household:
1) Fruit Cocktail Potato Salad, otherwise known as our default celebratory dish.
2) Turkey-Dill Meatballs and Fettuccine
Preparatory procedures for both items landed me into the depths of the night prior to a lengthy hike in Collingwood.
The third (and most successful!!) instalment materialized following tips from foodielove and her steering towards an unexpected source of success.
Rare it is not to be intimidated by cooking meat (pun indeed intended). Chancing across the option of oven broiling yielded the precise amount of high, dry heat needed to cook beef in a grill-like setting.