Islands' culture spices up Queen’s Park
First, spicy corn-on-the-cob, Grandma’s secret recipe. The lime with butter was obvious, and gave me the idea to try something similar at home. Wendy couldn’t help going for some corn soup and then Caribbean jerk chicken, which pleased her, while I stuck to the vegetarian offerings and gave some Ethiopian cuisine a shot.
A few different options were laid out for me on a piece of injera, a flat moist bread used for wrapping around bite sized portions of food. Nice to be able to eat with my hands, and the spiced lentils, carrots and steamed swiss chard made my tummy feel good.
The main stage was switching scenes, from Japanese dancing fairy types to laid back Indian drummers and sitar players. Slow mellow ambient tunes began and then picked up some serious speed. It sounded great.
Muhtadi’s 3 day drumming festival (June 3 – 5) is in it’s 6th season. Queen’s Park was a great spot for it too. Hoped it might draw some of the politicians next door down for some much needed chill time, none came, but at least they were cool enough to let it happen in their big backyard, and spice it up a little.