Summer always seems to slip away. This year in Toronto, summer never really arrived and now it seems to be over. So last Sunday, I decided to celebrate the season with a brief interlude – to make a clean break from the incessant busyness that fills my week and spend the day with a dear friend.
We made our first visit to a private yacht club, located on a small island facing the city skyline and enjoyed an easy, breezy lunch on the veranda of the historic clubhouse that overlooks a lawn bowling green. We could have been on location for a PBS series!
The afternoon was hot and hazy, and after a boat ride back across the harbour, we decided to cool off with a movie. Julie & Julia was the one and only contender. Superb.
As most of you know, my blog is generally business-related, but the content of this wonderful movie inspired me to share some personal details. If you’ve seen the movie you probably understand the connection – and my motivation.
I grew up in Montreal, French is my mother tongue – and I love to cook! Although I always enjoyed the luxury of a large kitchen, when my husband and I moved to our downtown Toronto condo, I found myself cooking in a much smaller space. Just like Julie, I’ve learned to manage in my little kitchen and now turn out wonderful feasts for family and friends.
Of course, I checked out Julie’s blog and am in awe of her high energy, resilience and enthusiasm. She juggled her government job, her self-imposed, ambitious cooking schedule and her blog. Much as she longed to meet Julia Child, now I’ve joined the throng waiting to meet Julie Powell.
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