We started our day out by going to the Wednesday Market. It's like your typical open market except much nicer. Well kept, clean people and wonderful live music.
We wandered around and found lots of fresh herbs, mainly basil that my mom has been waiting for.
We each had a delicious quiche.
fresh pate! (thought of you Grammy)
My mom wanted me to try this "mushroom boat" that she told me about. It's garlic & rosemary sauteed mushrooms around an avocado with green onions, fresh salsa, sour cream and a marigold on top!
I didn't believe my mom when she said she flower was edible, so I made her prove it to me!
We finished up at the market, walked home to drop off our goods and came back.
We shopped some more around Queen Street and then enjoyed a drink while people watching.
We walked back to the house, sat in our favorite spot and enjoyed some wine and chatted for hours. It was delightful! Makes me wish she lived closer.
Once my dad got home, we got in the car and headed out to pick up Indian food. This was quite an adventure for me.
Here's a video I got of the guy making naan!
I did NOT think I was going to enjoy the food at all, but it was another experience. I was going to capture this on camera because I will probably never be eating it again! I cleaned my plate of the "better than expected" and VERY spicy food!
It was much better than I thought, almost to the point of admitting to liking it, but then I was up all night with a very bad stomach ache. So, I'm not a fan, but I can say I tried!
Here's a picture from the day before. My dad had emergency laser surgery to repair his torn retina...so he had to keep his shades on even though the house was dark. He was a trooper, but also learned diving only made his eye worse! If he wasn't such a party animal on that boogie board, none of this would have happened. All is better now...he just has to take it easy for a few weeks. Isn't this pitiful?!