Yesterday during our Canada Day festivities, I discovered an amazing jewel of a bakery. It's called Romania Country Bread, and I was lured in by a Romanian man sitting outside the bakery at a checkerboard table, telling the throngs of passersby that inside was the best bread we have ever tasted.
He was not kidding.
If organic stone-ground whole wheat bread is your only product, it better be good- and trust me, it is fantastic! The rustic loaves come in two sizes, 1/4 kilo for $5.00 or 1 kilo for $10.00. The reason their bread is so amazing is because it's made the bread was supposed to be made - in a massive brick oven. I was talking with some people outside of the bakery and apparently it took them years to get a permit from the city to build this oven because of fire safety hazards and such.
I bought two of the 1/4 kilo loaves. One of them was mostly eaten by the time we got home (yes, I shared).
We also visited Pajos at the beach to grab a veggie dog and greasy fries served in a cone of paper. I love how the picnic tables have holes carved in them to accomodate the cones of fries.Unfortunately Pajos doesn't have do-it-yourself condiments, so this is what I got when I asked for mustard & relish. (Note the ketchup and absence of relish.) It's a good thing I like mustard!
And the final highlight of my day was not food related, but environmental. A lamp post unexpectedly powered by a solar panel and wind turbine. It's part one Richmond BC's pilot projects and I hope we see more initiatives like this become mainstream.