Saturday, 24 December 2011

Final Christmas Preparations

Got up early this morning and headed out to St. Lawrence Market to pick up the turkey and the last few bits and bobs for tomorrow.  It's a beautiful crisp winter morning, but we won't be having a white Christmas this year in Toronto.
View of Toronto this morning from the Mimico shoreline

Sunrise over Lake Ontario,  on Christmas Eve.  A view like this is one of the reasons to live in Mimico.

Even before 8am, the crowds had descended on St. Lawrence Market

Cheese anyone?

This little piggy went to market......

Plaid is in vogue this year

Downtown scene
The rest of the day will be filled with making cranberry sauce, croustades, a fish pie for dinner tonight, walnut soup, bacon rolls, savoury palmiers, mulled cider, sage and onion stuffing, cutting up some Hasselback potatoes (yum yum!) and making a last minute Christmas pud and some brandy butter.  Since Davey is allergic to grapes and wine, it will actually be calvados butter, but I'm sure the effect will be just the same.

I plan to listen to some very traditional Christmas music, and have the odd glass of sherry whilst all the chores get taken care of!  Here is a vidoe of one of my absolute favourite pieces of Christmas music:

Hope you have a wonderful holiday, in whatever way you celebrate it.  Peace & Joy!

1 comment:

  1. It has been many years since I've been to the St. Lawrence market, perhaps this year I'll return.