Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

Fenghuang County lights

Fenghuang County, China. September 2017

On the second day of our trip to Zhangjaijie in Hunan, China in the late summer of 2017, we visited the Fenghuang County at night to see the beautiful ancient city and town.  The entire street and river were donned with beautiful classic lights.  Although everything was so beautiful and lit (and I won’t share those photos until I blog about it), this picture stands out in terms of the glow that was emitted from all the lights and light fixtures.

I took this photo of the lampposts as we walked back to the hotel alongside the Continue reading

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Chefs Plate: Crispy Fish & Sauce Gribiche with Parmesan Green Beans and Baby Potatoes

Crispy Fish & Sauce Gribiche with Parmesan Green Beans and Baby Potatoes

Crispy Fish & Sauce Gribiche with Parmesan Green Beans and Baby Potatoes

October 16, 2017.  Yay, Chefs Plate!  I really adore this cooking service and am happy to be cooking with them once more!

This is my 17th plate from the meal subscription service (you can pause your plan at any time if you want) where you pick from a pre-made menu of a variety of dishes and they deliver the fresh ingredients to your door.  Every week is a different menu.  It’s very easy (for the most part) to cook these meals.  Everything is pre-measured and packaged together for Continue reading

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Yelp Elite Event: Super Shisha Sunday at 7 Lounge

7 Lounge hookah bar

7 Lounge located at 4411 Hwy 7 in Woodbridge

October 15, 2017:  This past Sunday, I attended a Yelp Elite Event at 7 Lounge in Vaughan/Woodbridge.  7 Lounge is a hookah bar.  I’ve never been to a hookah bar (or smoked anything in my life for that matter) so even though it was outside of the usual places I’d go to, considering it was a Yelp Elite Event, I thought it was the best safe/controlled opportunity to experience something new like this.

The event ran from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the Continue reading

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Tasting Korean Bingsu at Dear & Fro

Dear & Fro Injeolmi Bingsu

Dear & Fro located at 3300 Midland Ave, Unit 39 in Scarborough

October 15, 2017:  Yesterday, I went to the newly opened Dear & Fro, a dessert spot at Midland and Finch in Scarborough that serves up the Korean inspired bingsu, a shaved ice dessert with freshly cut fruits, flavoured syrup, and ice cream.  They just opened on October 10, 2017.  Sweven Media provided me with two dessert vouchers for me to go on my Continue reading

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Lobster Grilled Cheese at Bymark

Bymark lobster grilled cheese

Bymark located at 66 Wellington St W in Toronto

For my birthday lunch, Ken took me to Bymark for a lunch getaway.  I’ve been to Bymark previously before (for Summerlicious 2013 where Daphne and I had a memorable dinner experience — you can read about it on that blog post here).

This was my first time returning back for a meal.  We received a selection of bread from a bread basket that the server was handling out and served Continue reading

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The Owl of Minvera at Steeles and Silver Star

The Owl of Minvera food

The Owl of Minvera located at 4733 Steeles Ave E #2 in Scarborough

October 14, 2017:  Last night, Daphne and I had a dinner after her church service.  We went to The Owl of Minerva at Steeles and Silver Star in Scarborough.  This was the third Owl Korean restaurant I’ve been to!

It was very bright, clean, and spacious inside this branch.  If I’m not mistaken, this unit used to be a Japanese restaurant very early in the 2000s (don’t I sound old hahaha Continue reading

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One of my Favourite Food Places — One Hour Cafeteria

One Hour Cafeteria desserts

One Hour Cafeteria located at 435 Spadina Ave, Toronto

October 13, 2017:  I’m so glad that I got to return back to this Taiwanese cafe after so many years!  The first time I stepped into One Hour Cafeteria was back in university with some friends.  I loved this spot because it was so cozy; there were giant bean bag chairs and low tables.  It was literally like a place for you to lounge, use wifi, and eat and drink.  I remembered they also had amazing fried chicken Continue reading

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