Last Tuesday we visited Skip's mother's grave - about 80km from where we live. On the way back we stopped into our favourite dim sum place in Markham, Grand Lake Chinese Cuisine & Banquet.
Often we order from the carts of food that roll by at different intervals but that day we ordered from the dim sum menu and they brought the dishes to us.
On the top left is shu mai, lovely pork steamed dumplings. Top right is har gow, steamed shrimp dumplings and below them are shrimp and snow pea dumplings.
They had a glaze on the top with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
My favourite dessert is mango pudding. At this restaurant they are made in fish-shaped molds and are carefully turned out onto the plate and then evaporated milk is drizzled on them.
We have had a hot summer with plenty of rain. The fruits and vegetables are about two weeks early this year. With no trees along our back fence, our back garden gets a lot more sun so things are looking very lush and verdant. Skip wanted me to take his photo amid the plants.