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About stenoodie

I'm a stenographer, foodie, avid traveller, and new mom who loves to share her experiences with the world.

Pandemic 2020 Takeout Eats: Hai Tang Cafe & Takeout

July 1, 2020:  For dinner for the long weekend holiday, we decided to get takeout from a local Chinese restaurant which has recently become a favourite for us over the past couple of months. The first blog post I wrote … Continue reading

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Pandemic 2020 Patio Eats: The Farmhouse Restaurant in Barrie

July 1, 2020:  For Canada Day, we decided to venture out of the Greater Toronto Area on a short road trip to Barrie for our first patio lunch of the year (which also signalled the first time we had dined … Continue reading

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Melon Buns from Sweetened by M

Sweetened by M is a home-based bakery from a husband and wife team whose travels inspired their baking.  I personally know the sweet couple behind the new venture (having met them during the Mon Sheong summer retreat in 2014) and … Continue reading

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Pandemic 2020 Takeout Eats: Fishman Lobster Clubhouse Restaurant

To celebrate Father’s Day this year, I decided to surprise Ken with a lobster feast from Fishman Lobster Clubhouse Restaurant (魚樂軒), the best place to eat “lobster mountains” in Toronto!  I previously blogged about my visits to this seafood restaurant … Continue reading

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Buffet Dinner at Jerusalem Restaurant

March 6, 2020:  For my mom’s birthday this year, we went to Jerusalem Restaurant (4777 Leslie Street, North York) for the first time.  Jerusalem Restaurant is a Middle Eastern cuisine restaurant that serves a la carte dishes as well as … Continue reading

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Pandemic 2020 Takeout Eats: Cha Kee Restaurant (Richmond Hill)

We actually dined at this restaurant sometime after they opened earlier last year before the pandemic hit, but that blog post is part of the backlog that I still have to post, so this one serves as the first one … Continue reading

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iHalo Krunch at Vaughan Mills

February 17, 2020:  This was the last time we set foot inside of a shopping mall before the lockdown hit.  And remember that summer a year or two ago when it was all about the ice cream from iHalo Krunch?  … Continue reading

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Pandemic 2020 Takeout Eats: Me Va Me Express (Steeles and Hilda) in Thornhill

A few weeks ago after browsing items at Babies R Us, the hunger pangs struck my husband so we headed straight to Me Va Me Express (330 Steeles Ave W) which was in the same shopping vicinity.  This location of … Continue reading

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Tasting at Tam Vietnamese Street Food and Cafe

February 15, 2020:  DKLo invited us to a tasting at Tam Vietnamese Street Food and Cafe (369 Keele St), a brand new Vietnamese family-owned restaurant in the Junction in the west side of Toronto.  We were excited to try out … Continue reading

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First time using Microsoft Teams on a virtual job

I’m so glad that I took the time the night before to install the web application and test it out with my husband.  (I should have done this for GoToMeeting too but who would have known that that application would … Continue reading

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