I’m planning a little bit of a shindig for my birthday, and by shindig, I mean afternoon tea. Originally, I wasn’t planning on doing anything in particular for my birthday, but then I was feeling sad about not doing something to celebrate. It took me a long time to come up with an idea of what to do. I went through lots of options: archery tag, an escape room, a VR room, fancy dinner on a boat… I eventually decided that I would host people over for a dinner party. And then I remembered that I enjoy baking more than cooking, so why have people over for dinner when you can have them over for dessert? And that is how we got to afternoon tea; a mix of preparing savoury and sweet food.
You can’t have afternoon tea without scones with clotted cream and jam. I’m going to make the scones. I’m planning on buying some nice jam from the farmers market. But it’s not so easy to get your hands on clotted cream (unfortunately. North America needs to hop on the clotted cream band wagon). I was googling places to get clotted cream in Toronto and two places came up, one in Mississauga and one in Kensington Market. Only the place in Mississauga had their prices online, so I stopped by the other place on my way home from church to see what their prices were like.
Place #36: Cheese Magic, 182 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L8
The clotted cream at Cheese Magic was 50c less than the place in Mississauga, but I didn’t buy it right away because it was still a month before the party, so I figured I’d buy it closer to the date.
(In the end, I didn’t buy clotted cream in Toronto at all. I bought it in London because I have access to a vehicle there and life is easier).
Other new places this week:
- A Taste of Britain (London), where I actually bought the clotted cream