We’ve Wooden Spoon Wandered to Bhutan and Togo, Dominica and Norway, but now Eric and I are undertaking our biggest wander ever…we are leaving the big city behind for the green forests and cold lakes of rural Ontario.
Tomorrow morning, we are loading up a van and setting out to a town of 600 people, located on the shores of Georgian Bay, surrounded by limestone cliffs, ancient cedars, and canola fields.
It’s going to bring a different spin to our blog, for which, up until now, ingredient hunting has been relatively easy. Toronto has a wealth of international markets, cheesemongers, fishmongers, bulk stores, and more. With a move to a very different kind of life, we anticipate more of our own garden-grown ingredients, and probably a few wanders back into the city for hard-to-find culinary curiosities.
It’s been a longtime dream of mine to be somewhere greener, where I can grow my own food, raise bees and quails, and interact with the world in a different way. Growing up in Toronto was an incredible gift. I learned to navigate dense city streets on a bicycle, enjoyed the foods of dozens of cultures, listened to the cadence of hundreds of languages, and took for granted that nearly everything was at my fingertips. Eric and I met for the first time here, on a busy street corner in the west end. We started this blog in our shared home downtown. When the kitchen gets too hot, we open our back door and the sounds of the city float in.
Toronto has been very kind to us, but we’re ready for a new kind of wander.
We look forward to sharing it with you.
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Caeli and Eric, best of luck in this new adventure! I am so excited for you and hope that we’ll be able to come see where you have landed once you are established and coronavirus restrictions ease. Please know that you are always welcome here whenever you need a change of scene. I hope you will continue your culinary adventures — I always really enjoy Wooden Spoon Wanderer!