This was a special weekend. Our family gathered together in the Niagara region to celebrate my mother’s 85th birthday and Mother’s Day. Mum had already had three parties in Toronto with her friends, but she’s always up for another one!
On the drive down to Toronto, it was finally looking like spring in Ontario, and when we stopped for a bite to eat, I found it hard to resist grabbing my 50 mm lens and aiming it upwards to capture some new leaves and blossoms. So I didn’t resist. I’m sharing this with Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday, Black and White edition.
After a delicious breakfast of asparagus strata made by my sister, we headed out to explore wine country. We ended up at the Good Earth Food and Wine Company where we had reservations for a garden lunch.
Well, the temperatures had plummeted from the sunny warmth of the previous week and it was raining on and off, so the lunch could not be held outside in the peach orchard as planned, but that could not dampen our high spirits.
The Good Earth Food and Wine Company is a combination bistro, cooking school and winery. The lunch was moved into the cooking school building and all the servers and chefs rose to the occasion with grace and good humour.
The food was perfectly prepared, the wine was well matched with the food, and the venue cosy and warm.
And our fine mother felt very appreciated and celebrated and loved, which is the most important thing of all.