My week commenced with few meetings and pork, tomato, and potato soup livened with the additions of moderately melted mozzarella.
With an upcoming group badminton session, I deemed it the perfect chance to test SK's lemon pound cake recipe. The quantity of batter would fill a Bundt cake tin, making it ideal for portioning and distributing.
The cake unmoulded relatively easily, though could have used an additional 2-5 minutes for improved crunchiness. Baking for 52 minutes at 350 F yield a nice, golden top, but unevenly toasty-toned edges - could it be the fault of my (dented) vintage pan?
Formerly Kravingz, the compact restaurant along Lakeshore had been rebranded as Hee Sushi some time ago. A hankering for sushi prompted swift orders of the Salmon Tataki and Unagi Donburi via the business' online ordering plaform. Ten minutes of travel time and ten minutes of waiting would pass before the items would find their way to my saliva-slathered chopsticks.
Pistachio Saffron remained a staple flavour at the gelato parlour, and was, truthfully, best enjoyed on its own. Crunchy waffle cones were an added bonus.
Our crossing over Burnhamthorpe bridge saw countless fallen trees, a desolate scene we would soon come face-to-face with. The trail was in a dire state: far from level and rescued for usage with rough aggregate. A few stray blocks of ice remained, alluding to water damage of the shoreline trees. The hypothesis was that, following accumulation of precipitation of the winter past - be it snow or ice - and a sudden dissolution of such precipitation, the trees had been subject to a tremendous force, attacking the bottom-most sections and causing their collapse.
Observation of these elements is rare as a driver, but, via active transportation, pedestrians and cyclists can familiarize themselves with the various aspects of municipal infrastructure in passing. Truthfully, the best way to identify the demands of society is by testing the existing systems firsthand. While driving provides feedback on asphalt conditions and congestion levels, traversing without vehicular assistance persists as the gold standard for understanding the needs of all road users.