Andrew was following his recipe...waffles from scratch...nice! And had his helper Jeff. Steve and I sat, drank coffee and watched.
Notice the hat Andrew is wearing? Eight years ago when we first met them, Andrew was wearing the same kind of hat. Back then we had never seen a hat like that before...and thought it was his real hair and it was a visor he was wearing. Well...you can imagine our surprise when he took it off! Too funny! Of course, these hats are very common now...supporting all sorts of "hair"!
Sherry works from home and Andrew is retired now and really enjoys cooking and baking as well as all the other chores that come with living on acreage.
Sherry was busy in the background...preparing bacon and peameal or Canadian bacon.
For those who don’t know (and for Americans who claim it’s something else altogether), peameal bacon is wet-cured pork loin from the back of the hog that has been trimmed of fat and rolled in cornmeal, creating a yellow crust. Originally, it was rolled in crushed yellow peas, hence the name peameal. It is much leaner than the pork belly strips that the British call “streaky,” and Canadians and Americans simply call “bacon.”
It was early afternoon by the time everyone had figured out what the plan was for today. Jeff and Debbie had some shopping to do so they took off by themselves...and Sherry and Andrew are taking us into Ottawa for a tour (and a little shopping).
After a tour around the city, Sherry parked the car near the Byward Market...ByWard Market Square is located in the downtown area of Ottawa's oldest commercial and residential neighbourhoods and the cradle of the city's French, Irish and Jewish populations. The original market building was constructed in 1848 and the current one was built in 1926. It was renovated in 1975 and re-opened in 1976. At this time the building became a domain for Art and Craft producers. In November, 1997 a joint venture between the City of Ottawa and the ByWard Market Building Revitalization Group was put into place. The Revitalization Group undertook nearly $2 million in renovation and restoration transforming the building into the current landmark of retail food merchants, specialty boutiques and artisans.
BeaverTails for one of their famous pastries...
.Oh so good!
With my new Birkinstocks on, we headed down to check out Parliament Hill...we are, you know, in our nation's capital!
The Rideau Canal runs between the Chateau Laurier and the Parliament grounds....
here. A French tourist captured photos of the shooter.
The Lady Dive...an Amphibus.
At the Moulin de Provence bakery in Ottawa's ByWard Market, a steady stream of tourists and curiosity-seekers stopped by to purchase -- or at least take photos of -- a display case stuffed with what have become known as "Obama Cookies." The sugar cookie shaped like a maple leaf -- "Canada" written in white block letters atop red icing -- has become locally famous since Obama bought three of them for his family during his first visit to Ottawa in 2009
In the car...and in the back seat...Steve took pictures as we headed home...
Cheers! It tastes just like a peppermint patty...yikes, could be dangerous! A little too smooth...