FrogpondFarm

  Frogpond logo Next we made our way through the herds of bicyclists to FrogpondFarm, Ontario's only certified organic winery – can you guess whose choice that was? šŸ™‚ This was just about a polar opposite from Peller Estates – a little 10-acre plot, farmed by Heike and Jens, with a little photocopied leaflet containing…

More wine

  Hillebrand restaurant patio It was almost noon by the time we finished our Peller surveys and champagne, so we chose to go to Hillebrand next, where D&E knew they had a nice restaurant. Very nice, in fact.   Papardelle at Hillenbrand We were able to sit outside, and after the sun-dried tomato bread with…

Peller Estates

Our hostess served us a delicious breakfast of salmon quiche, savory potato cakes, and balsamic-glazed garden tomatoes. We tried to work her espresso machine, but missed one of the instructions, so it was too watery – maybe next time we’ll make some with her stovetop Italian coffee maker (like ours). After breakfast, we headed to…

Trip to Canada – Part I

We got going around 2:00, and after a late lunch stop in Erie, made it to Buffalo just in time for rush hour at 5. We decided to cross the Rainbow Bridge, because we didn't want to get on the QEW, and the overhead signs said there may be a 2-hour wait at the Queenston Bridge.…