Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Walk at Evergreen Brick Works & a Delicious Banana Bread Recipe

Hello Friends!

I hope you are doing well. This week has gone by so fast! I cannot believe it is Thursday already. Yesterday I had a wonderful day spent with my Mom and Dad, we went to the Evergreen Brickworks and spent the day walking through the park, and getting lunch in Greektown on the Danforth in Toronto.

Yesterday, my parents and I went to Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, Ontario. This park used to be a quarry from 1889 to 1989 and now it has been turned into a beautiful park with ponds, nature, and trails for people to enjoy. I came here with my Dad last summer and we biked around on the trails and took in the beautiful scenery. Yesterday my Dad, Mom, and I came back for a second visit and we explored the park on foot.


Beautiful view of the Toronto skyline
 We all enjoyed taking a lot of photos because it is so beautiful there! We realized that it is hard to capture some things like the beautiful flowers on the lily pads that did not turn out as well on camera. But I think I still got a few nice shots :)

My Mom and Dad and I
 At one point we sat on Adirondack chairs and enjoyed the view that you see in the photo below. We watched the birds flying above the water, swooping down and grazing the water's surface and getting a small drink or splashing their feathers. It was so peaceful. I was thinking this would make a really nice, peaceful, knitting spot!


 We saw some turtles, but not as many as last year. We saw a lot more small orange fish swimming around than turtles.
One lonely turtle, where were your friends?

Lots of goldfish swimming around

We came across this old building on the Brick Works property and saw the message "tout est possible"  painted on the brick wall, which is French for everything is possible. 



 Just before we had lunch in Greektown on the Danforth, I spotted this graffiti "TDOT" for Toronto. I like the way it was painted and the simplicity of the style.


It was a beautiful day and perfect for our day out at Brickworks. I enjoyed going with my parents, who have always appreciated beautiful scenery and nature.

Today I made some banana bread in the afternoon. I have made this recipe twice now and both times, it turned out delicious. It has become my go to recipe for banana bread because it comes out so dense and moist and with a strong banana taste. As you can probably tell I love banana bread, I have posted on here already the Betty Crocker mix and the ingredients needed but this recipe I am talking about today is from Allrecipes.com and it is the "Banana Banana Bread". It has a lot of banana added which explains the double banana in the name!


Banana Banana Bread

Recipe for Banana Banana Bread

  • 2 cups- all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups of mashed overripe bananas


Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Recipe from Allrecipes.com

I enjoyed  slice of banana bread with some tea this afternoon, and some knitting. My knitting is coming along, I knitted more of the kerchief yesterday and today, it is coming along nicely, but I know I am getting closer to finishing it, so I don't want to knit too much because I am really enjoying knitting it. I have been working on the second sleeve of the sweater and it is coming along nicely as well.

Perfect afternoon

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7 comments:

  1. That park looks wonderful. I like the mix of city views along side beautiful park land.

    The banana bread looks good. I bet it smelled good at your house while it was baking.

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    1. It is so pretty, I am glad that we have some areas like this one to visit in the city! it smelled so good yesterday, I love the smell of banana bread baking it is the best!

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  2. what fun! thank you for sharing your photos :) I haven't been to Toronto in ages! I should change that. I do go to london ontario to see my in laws and I have in laws in ottawa. I hope you have a relaxing weekend!!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! yeah there is a lot here to see and explore I love our city. Thank you, I hope you have a great weekend too!

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  3. Lovely photos !!!!
    Have a yummy weekend !
    Hug
    Anna

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    1. Thank you Anna! I will! Have a great weekend! :)

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  4. What a lovely day out, the brickworks does look like a perfect knitting spot.

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