As soon as i walked in the scent of vanilla and cardamom warmed my soul and cold toes. It was the soft opening of Saga Cafe at The Danish Canadian Museum yesterday, the room was filled with volunteers to sample the good from the menu, conversations about the meal or family life and national pride. Perhaps it was their pride of continuing to bring people together and keep traditions going for future generations. Whatever it was, it was beautiful.
The 'sampling' was an absolute FEAST. The freshest ingredients were on each bite size sandwich, rhubarb mimosas samplers for the Mother's Day Brunch, the flakiest butter cardamom, vanilla cookies, and Danish coffee filled my growling stomach. But it was the staff and Susan's lead that brought it all together.
Everything was homemade and the views were dream like. I know i will be back when the flowers pop up and the sun is out. In the meantime, take a quick mini-road trip to the Danish Canadian Museum. It will transport you to a place of tranquillity, stone bridges, wooden boat houses and an incredible meal.
Thank you to Susan for the invitation and to all that welcomed an unknown guest.
When asking about the sweet little homestead cabin and believing it was a mock up of a traditional home, I was corrected. It is important to know that "The cabins are not mock, and the one is actually a house. The cabin was built and lived in by a family, and several relatives of theirs, over several years in Dickson. The house is a CPR house, which is original, and moved from its original location near Standard. Some of the furnishings of each may not be completely historical, however, the majority of the items, and the layout of these buildings is true to life."
As i sit here with my coffee, I am reminded by a card from Don Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements: "Say only what you mean, avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love." Love and Light is found everywhere, if you look for it. ~xo