I procured a gargantuan cinnamon bun and a still-warm, fragrant loaf of Mediterranean sourdough bread from Prairie Mill at the City Centre Farmers' Market. I also happened upon Bella Dolce Bakery, who are producers of crisp, delicious and very tempting biscotti. It was difficult to choose just one flavour, but I left with a half-doz of cinnamon-cappuccino.
Final stop: the Italian Centre Shop to purchase a Bialetti Brikka. Finally, finally I can make espresso at home (and I must credit Teresa Spinelli for the on-the-fly espresso-making lesson). At last I sit at my kitchen table, enjoying the intermittent spring sunshine, with buttered bread, a biscotti and a divine cup of espresso.
Addendum: I use Kimbo or Lavazza espresso.