My friend Nadine, who is another retired teacher told me about a restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake that she had seen featured on the Food Network.
It is called 'Gartrison House' and she wanted to try it.
I said I would go with her.
As we were looking at the menu I noticed a dish that had Buffalo cheese in it.
"Well," I said to Nadine, "the best chicken wings in the world come from Buffalo, they must make good cheese too."
Nadine said, "Francie, mozzarella cheese is made from buffalo-the -animal-not-the-city milk."
I squinched my eyes at her."You mean to tell me somebody hooks buffaloes up to milking machines?"
"Well, I'm sure I don't know," she said slightly offended, "all I know is what I told you.
Now my understanding of buffaloes is that they a big, hairy, dirty, smelly beasts that live and defecate on the Saskatchewan prairie.
I passed on the dish with buffalo cheese.
Nadine did too for some reason.
She had the halibut which she said was yummy.
I had the chicken curry. I forgot to copy down the name of that giant potato chip but it started with a p and was really spicy good!!
The curry was great and the amount I was served was just right.
Nadine had the cheese cake with rhubarb topping for dessert.
She said it was delicious.
I had to choose between the raspberry creme brulee and the strawberry tart.
A choice no woman should have to make.
I had the tart! ♪♪♪☺
Thought I'd celebrate Canada Day with a picture of a handsome young Canadian man.
The next morning I was talking on the phone to my friend Jane.
"Nadine says mozzarella cheese is made from buffalo milk," I said.
She googled it while we were talking.
"It is," she said, "water buffalo milk, although because water buffaloes are only found in a few strange places like Bulgaria, most of what we get is made from cows milk.
If I had only known, eh?
The Garrison House
You really should eat there!