We had a huge thunderstorm yesterday with hail and sleeting rain; I walked home in it which was adventurous. We really needed the rain and I think it was the first big downpour we’ve had the entire spring season. In May the crab apple trees were blooming nicely, it only lasted a couple of weeks so I had a real hanami feeling. (in terms of the shortness of the blooming trees lifespan)
There’s a new-ish cafe in Guelph called the Joint Cafe, which has quickly become a Saturday morning ritual with my boyfriend. The menu isn’t large but I’ve enjoyed eating breakfast there as it’s less greasy that the usual fare downtown. The food is fresh delicious and plentiful. I could hardly clear my plate – this portion was huge! Scrambled egg with cheese, 2 pork sausages, peameal bacon (very soft, fuwafuwa!), roasted potatoes with peppers, fruit bowl, watermelon slice and sweet salsa in the middle. and TOAST. and tea. yumyum.
This week we did a very big shop at the grocery store and picked up a whole chicken for $6. It was either that or 5 medium sized chicken breasts for $25 – outrageous! The price of chicken is ridiculous sometimes so we opt for the whole chicken more often than not. I thought it deserved the baked lemon chicken treatment. We roasted it with potatoes and whole lemons, salt and pepper. Very simple but it was so delicious and we have so much leftover chicken meat. (great for chicken salad the next day)
Lastly, this is what I popped into the slow cooker this morning! It’s sitting at home cooking right now.. I can’t wait to get home and smell it. (oh yeah and eat it too)
The pork tenderloin was $7, reasonable enough. I threw in half an onion, small mushrooms, 2 apples cut up, splash of molasses, worcestershire sauce, lime juice, vinegar, brown sugar, onion soup mix, salt, pepper and a bit of chinese 5-spice. Just looking at it again makes me hungry, I hope it works out!