Today I have a dinner party in honour of Pati, who is leaving the city to move home to Kingston in a week. When I came to the city, Pati was one of two cousins who live here. Having family available makes adjusting to a new city so much easier. Regular time with family makes all the difference in the world in how you manage in a big, bad city like this one.
It's three for three in the long weekend weather department – we get another summery day and are able to have the dinner party on my condo's rooftop. Sherrill brings cheese dip. I've made ahead asparagus-barley "risotto" and quinoa salad. And serve crusty bread with butter, mustards and cold cuts. Everybody approves, much wine is consumed and the celebration is great fun.
Bon voyage on this next great adventure Pati. As I told you, I am a big supporter of adventures and fresh starts. But we're really going to miss you.