Father’s Day! The time for backyard basics like barbecue, ice cream and fruit.
Admittedly, the ice cream was earlier in the day. We dragged my Polish husband to Polish Day at Landsdowne Park where we indulged at Bocatto in the Agriculture building. Sweet, but not too heavy, I stuck with my zesty lemon flavour from yesterday while the husband did pistachio and the kids ranged from very berry, vanilla and mango. Averaging around $5 each for single scoops, not the most affordable, but a special treat.
Our barbecues vary somewhat, but this time, my husband chose steak. I don’t do steak, of course, so while my brood of carnivores chowed down on the poor, defenseless cow (purchased from AAA butcher on Uplands Drive), I had a veggie burger (Cardinal Vegetarian burger from Produce Depot) and portobello mushrooms seasoned with olive oil, Himalayan pink salt, garlic, oregano and feta cheese. We also had a selection of vegetables cooked with seasoning and olive oil.
Sweet Castle was the source of the tiramisu my eldest daughter chose for her father. Always a delightful treat, although I was less then enthusiastic about their service today. (I’m probably too sensitive in this instance. A man walked in after me, but was served before me.)
All in all, a very pleasant and typical backyard meal.