I am fortunate to share meals during these COVID times with my new neighbours. Once the lockdown started the three of us started to eat together every night. This is something we all look forward to at the end of the day.
Here we are enjoying Caesar Salad, a favourite. My personal recipe for dressing uses olive oil and lemon juice. I make it in a wide wooden bowl which was a present from my late brother-in-law. He purchased it at the former craft store in Yorkville. When asked for the recipe I confess I don’t know the measurements because I base them on the size of the bowl and the number I’m feeding.
We have become adept at planning meals and taking turns shopping.
We live on the top, sixth floor, of a condo building. Nancy has totally renovated her kitchen. It is very modern, open concept, and large. She is happy to cook on Saturday nights as she works via zoom during the week. We invite the fourth resident, John, to join us. He is very grateful to be treated and shows his appreciation by bringing a bottle of wine. Sometimes he cooks for us or takes us out to restaurants when we’re allowed.
We share stories and have learned much about each other. John writes long notes of gratitude on New Yorker cartoons.
Reba often cooks during the week but, with the good weather, our favourite place to eat is on my balcony.