Sandy served spiced tofu with salad in gluten-free wraps. It was good, and healthy. We talked and talked and talked while eating. It's a good thing that it wasn't a hot dish, otherwise it would have gone cold because we talked so much. We then worked together to prepare the less-healthy dessert.
I used a whisk in a chilled steel bowl to whip the cream. Except we both got tired before it was anywhere close to being whipped cream. So, Sandy put it in his blender (which has been in his family for ages, and was used to make his baby food when he was a kid). That made the cream whip up nicely. We then added in a splash of vanilla extract, and some icing sugar, and then finished whipping it in the bowl with the whisk.
I couldn't find angel food cake or shortbread, so I had brought some sandwich muffins. Sandy split them and put them into the oven until they were crisp. We then put down alternating layers of whipped cream, fresh blueberries, fresh raspberries, and sliced fresh strawberries. No rhubarb, as I didn't see it in the store. A final dollop of whipped cream and a whole strawberry topped each mound.
It was an awesome dessert! Not so heavy that we felt bloated, but it was light and flavourful and was a good end to the meal. Thank you for your crowdsourced recommendations!
We then sat on the couch and watched a four-part YouTube series on Earthships (sustainable buildings). Sandy wants to live in one, and I really like the concept too. I snuggled up against him while we watched together. He commented that I seemed unusually cuddly; I agreed, and said that I wished that we had cuddled the last time I had visited his place.
After the third video ended, and Sandy started to lean forward to start the fourth one, I couldn't stand it any more. I pounced and kissed him.
He pounced back, and kissed me back!
We had a late breakfast together at a cafe near his home. I raced home on the subway, quickly showered and changed, and showed up for my volunteer tutoring session only five minutes late.