We got up early and made a big breakfast and headed out to soccer. After that, I got dropped back home and set about making all our food for the week. We enjoyed lunch together and then I was off canvassing and getting myself out there, as usual.
I had a great afternoon, despite the weather. The people in Dundas are a great bunch and talking to them as I do is a lot of fun.
As usual, I had a lot of fun cooking too. I attempted my very first dashi!
Dashi is a Japanese soup stock. The principal ingredient is kombu, or dried kelp. At first, you soak it for half an hour in warm water. Then you score it length-wise and bring it to a boil. Once there, you remove the kombu and add in the bonito (dried, shaved tuna) flakes. Strain the broth and you are all set to make the best chowder you've ever had. Close your eyes and you're ocean-side!
|Dashi as the bonito flakes steep|
I'm going to leave you with a seasonal image from around town and a picture from our dinner.
Oyster season is upon us!
|Dismemberment - always funny!|
|Oh hai, PEI!|