Hey folks, it’s been three months since I’ve last checked in. During these 3 months, Toronto went through an entire cycle of partial opening, subsequent lockdown, and back to partial opening. Looking back at the photos I was surprised to see that we ate out on a patio back in March, which felt like an eternity ago.
On February 21st, my mother passed away from lung cancer. After a difficult seven-month fight, she passed in her sleep in the early morning.
In a typical year, the cold weather alone would’ve been enough to drastically reduce my interest in taking photos. Throw in a covid lockdown on top of that, and all remaining interest to take photos outdoors went up in smoke. November came and passed with virtually no interesting shots to show for it.
While indoors, I’ve taken interest in two related topics. The first is an obsession with cutlery and knife sharpening, which is frankly too ridiculous for me to explain. Thankfully, the second topic is cooking, which is a lot more practical and a lot less embarrassing to discuss.
Though I’ve always enjoyed cooking, I had always been lukewarm about time-consuming recipes due to a perceived lack of sufficient payoff. But now that there’s plenty of time to burn. I’ve been trying to make some new dishes that I wouldn’t have considered in the past.
October was the month for Autumn colours, which is one of the few fun activities that aren’t cancelled. We were determined to get more out of Ontario’s natural treasures this year, so we triple-dipped at three different spots this year.