Chefs Plate: Rosemary Pork and Apple Chutney

 Chefs Plate creation

Rosemary Pork and Apple Chutney with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

April 17, 2019:  Here’s another Chefs Plate meal!  This is the Rosemary Pork and Apple Chutney with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts.  It has a difficulty level of “easy” and takes 30 minutes to cook.

(Have you ever tried Chefs Plate before?  If not, you can redeem four plates of food for free here.)  Continue reading

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Chefs Plate: Oven Baked Fish with Lemon Aioli and a Warm Arugula Salad

Chefs Plate meal

Oven Baked Fish with Lemon Aioli and a Warm Arugula Salad

April 15, 2019:  I’m back with the Chefs Plate meals! 😀  I only order these Chefs Plate meals whenever the weekly-changing menu for the week appeals to me and when I have time to make them (i.e., when my workload is low and I’m working from home).  I usually like to make them early in the day there is ample sunlight for my photos. 😀

This meal is the Oven Baked Fish with Lemon Aioli and a Warm Arugula Salad with a Continue reading

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Osmow’s Mediterranean Cuisine in Markham

 Osmow's Mediterranean Markham storefront

Osmow’s located at 8630 Woodbine Ave, Unit 5 in Markham

April 13, 2019:  It had been a while since I had been to an Osmow’s for some Mediterranean wraps or platters.  I recall really enjoying their generous platters and shawarmas when I first visited the Richmond Hill Bayview location.

This new Markham location is in a string of new restaurants on Woodbine Avenue north of Highway 7 across from LA Fitness.  Walking in on a Saturday at noon, we were Continue reading

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Brunch at A Corner Cafe in Markham

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benny at A Corner Cafe

A Corner Cafe located at 4981 Hwy 7, Unit 11 in Unionville

April 19, 2019:  There is a new brunch spot in Markham!  A Corner Cafe is located at Highway 7 east of McCowan Road directly across from Markville Mall.  It’s also close to a Krispy’s Kajun Chicken and replaces a former Green Grotto location.

A Corner Cafe is currently in its soft opening.  My friend Betty and I went to check it out on the second day Continue reading

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Tuina Massage at CBQ Health & Wellness Clinic

CBQ Health & Wellness Clinic storefront

CBQ Health & Wellness Clinic located at 21 Fairburn Dr, Unit #19 in Markham

April 12, 2019:  I found another amazing massage parlour!!  This one, called CBQ Health & Wellness Clinic (名仁养生馆), is super close to me too!  (It’s located in the cluster of store units at Rodick Road and Highway 7; right behind First Markham Place.)

After an arduous nine days and nights of doing 31 hours of transcription work, my body was letting me know that it was sore in my lower back, forearms, and buttocks area, and I severely needed Continue reading

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CSRAO Spring Conference 2019

 presentation of new CSRs

Presentation of my new CSR designation

April 6, 2019:  This year’s Chartered Shorthand Reporters’ Association of Ontario Conference was held once again at the Oakham House at Ryerson University.

Unlike previous years, this was a much more quiet and subdued conference.  I’m not sure exactly of the reason for this although I can personally think of a few reasons including Continue reading

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Brunch at Le Papillon On Front

Escargots at Le Papillon On Front

Le Papillon On Front located at 69 Front St E in Toronto

March 30, 2019:  After experiencing some optical illusions, we were famished and arrived for our brunch reservation at Le Papillon on Front, a French restaurant.

Le Papillon is a French restaurant serving Toronto since 1974 (wow, such a long history!) and located right on Front Street, a prevalent area for tourists visiting the nearby attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium, CN Tower, SkyDome*, and Continue reading

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