Happy Thursday! Today Bartek and I are going to check out the University of Western Ontario (aka Western- an incredibly deceiving name). I have orientation tomorrow for the Library program, but B has some things he needs to do today so I’m going to tag along and try to familiarize myself a bit!
Now let’s get to the three things!
1. Check out the difference in weather between London and Edmonton! London is way more south than Edmonton (or even Alberta), so it naturally has a warmer climate. Now, Edmonton can get very hot (and very, very cold), but the warm temperatures occur in a period shorter than in London. For example, when we moved to London last week, everything here is green and the flowers are in bloom, while Edmonton was brown with no signs of life (I’m told the grass has turned green since then).
Check out the difference in forecast!
(Both of these forecasts are from The Weather Network)
…+27 (81F) feels like 33 (91F)!! Quite the difference! The humidity in London is what’s boosting the feels like and generally Edmonton isn’t that humid! But anyways I love the hot weather, so I’m not complaining!
B on the other hand…
2. In yesterday’s WIAW, I mentioned I found this great bakery in London that was gluten free! I thought I’d share some more about it! The place is called Organic Works Bakery- 278 Talbot Street (according to the website, their bread and cafes can be found all over Ontario). When I walked in, I was greeted with a great selection of packaged gluten free pantry products for baking, cooking, etc. There was also a cafe where you could order gluten free sandwiches and desserts, as well as coffee. However, I came for the bread so I shimmied over the the shelves of fresh loaves!
There were so many! Realizing I was going to need some advice, I asked a store clerk if she could recommend a loaf or two. Lucky for me, she was incredible knowledgeable! For a fluffy, white loaf, she recommended the Quinoa & Honey bread.
*Quinoa Flour, *Brown Rice Flour, Filtered Water, Taploca Starch, Fresh Yeast, *Quinoa Seeds, Ontario Honey, *Sunflower Oil, Xanthan Gum, *Cider Vinegar, *Cane Sugar, *Sea Salt
SO GOOD! This bread doesn’t taste like cardboard like many other gluten free breads. It’s fluffy and tastes very nice. Even Bartek said it was good, and he hasn’t been subjected to other gluten free bread tasting! I like it so much, I’m going to send a loaf home to my sister!
For a more denser loaf, the woman recommended Buckwheat Oat and Flax bread. I haven’t tried this one yet, but I have big hopes for it too!
Filtered Water, *Light Buckwheat, *Ground Flax Seed, Fresh Yeast, Tapioca Starch, *Sunflower Oil, *Cider Vinegar, *Cane Sugar, Xanthan Gum, *Sea Salt
I also wanted to try something sweet (of course!). They had these amazing lemon tarts for sampling which I tried, and I also bought a mini brownie!
The brownie was very good, but the lemon tarts stole the show! They were gluten free and vegan so probably a great dessert to give to anyone (or nearly anyone)! Next time I go, I’m going to get some more of those lemony babies! I’m really happy I found this place because before I was eating the Silver Hills sprouted wheat bread, but my stomach has felt loads better from the gluten free bread (and I don’t think they have the Silver Hills bread here anyways because I haven’t been able to find it at the store!)
3. I think Weasley going to have a bit of an ego after all the nice comments you left for him! Just joking, he’s just a baby, he can’t read yet! (obvs)
Yesterday he completely warmed up to us! He was cuddly and playful and we were so happy. At night, we didn’t know if we should move his kitty bed into our bedroom because he hadn’t really explored the area too much, so we decided to leave it in the living room. However, I guess he missed us because some time in the night he came into the bedroom and curled up on one of Bartek’s shirts in the closet! So cute! (Tonight we’ll move his bed into the room)
But this morning, he’s afraid of us once again! He was hissing at me and although he cries when I’m not around, he really doesn’t like it when I try to pet him. Such a tricky little pumpkin! But I’m hopeful that things will improve some more over the next few days. I really can’t wait until he purrs for us! (I hope it’s soon)
Okay, time to go get ready! Have a great day today, Darlings!
Do you buy your bread from a bakery or from the supermarket?