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Foodie Moments on Italian National Day at Casa Loma

Last month my husband said we were off to Casa Loma for an Italian National Day celebration.  It sounded like fun, but I didn’t really know what would be happening at the event or even realized how large this event was until we started to walk around the grounds.

There was food galore!  I’ll let the photos below illustrate some of the types of food.  Overall, my taste buds were very happy!

Here are the three foodie moments that stood out for me… (more…)

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Cannoli from Holy Cannoli

A Few Waterfront Night Market Pics

A few weeks ago, we were downtown around Lakeshore and Cherry Street.  We were wondering why the traffic was so heavy.  The next thing we knew, we were following the crowd into the T&T Waterfront Night Market.  It was our first time attending this Asian food festival and what fun it was!

Upon reaching the entry point, an unpleasant odour surrounded us. My husband said it was stinky tofu.  Yes, you read that right.  Stinky tofu is an actual food people eat despite the unpleasant smell.  I wished I had taken a picture of it, but I was eagerly seeking more familiar, pleasant smells.  I’m pretty sure my daughter felt the same way too.

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Image of fondant robots and chocolate cupcake at Le Dolci booth at Maker Festival in Toronto

It’s All About Creating at Maker Festival

The highlight of this past Simcoe Day long weekend was attending Maker Festival at the Toronto Reference Library.  It was such fun to see the ideas and share in the enthusiastic energy given off by the makers.  It was even more fun to experience being a maker regardless of one’s age.

steamlabsThere was no shortage of 3D printing at this festival.  One of the first things my daughter participated in was selecting a design on a laptop to make a charm.  She chose a butterfly design to be printed on a 3D printer.  This activity was presented by STEAMLabs.  I understand STEAMLabs will soon have a membership for kids and adults to use its makerspace all year round in the heart of Toronto.  What a great idea. (more…)

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