9.15.2016

511. Recent Life

Toronto harbourfront
It seems summer is quickly coming to an end. I used to dread this time of year because of "back to school" but now that I'm no longer in school..I still get sad but not quite as much. Actually I'm looking forward to Fall/Autumn now because of the beautiful foliage and a change of wardrobe. I'm also very excited as I have several things coming up which includes some travelling and my condo renovations (which I am both excited and very stressed about). The renovations are an extremely long and expensive process but it'll all be worth it in the end I'm sure! I wish I could fast forward past this stage of planning and waiting.

I've also been quite busy these days working on my new website. I have been procrastinating on that a lot (seeing as I first created it back in 2014) but recently I put more time into it and want to make sure I stick to it. I will introduce it here in an upcoming post so I guess that way I will be more motivated to keep it active lol. Apparently it takes 3 weeks of regularly doing something to have it become a habit, so that is what I am aiming for.

Here are some random photos from the past few weeks:

CNE Toronto
If you are from Toronto as well, visiting the CNE is probably an annual tradition for you as well.

The Ex Toronto
CNE Toronto
Princes Gate
Toronto Air Show
Toronto Air Show
Caught a bit of the air show on the final weekend

lemonade
Arctic Bites Toronto
While I was researching a topic for my new website I discovered this Thai style of ice cream where they make it in front of you (on cold plates) and serve it in rolls. I knew they had a place like this in New York but then I discovered Toronto recently opened a place for these as well..called Arctic Bites! I was very excited to try it out. The place was small with a huge line up but the ice cream was delicious. I got this black sesame one with grass jelly but I think next time I'll try a fruit flavoured one.

Lake Ontario
Harbour Sixty
Harbour Sixty
A dinner at Harbour Sixty

Harbour Sixty smoked salmon
Harbour Sixty shrimp cocktail
The largest shrimp I've ever seen

Harbour Sixty Steakhouse
Baked Alaskan
& my favourite dessert..the Baked Alaskan! It's everything I love in a dessert wrapped into one (toasted meringue/marshmallows with hazelnut ice cream inside, served with fruits) served in the coolest way.

Flat Iron Building Toronto
Commerce Court fountain
Commerce Court Toronto
Crossing the bridge noodles
Crossing the bridge noodles
I had this for lunch with my mom the other day and she told me it is a popular dish in the Yunnan province of China. They bring you a platter of ingredients, noodles and a boiling hot stone pot of broth. You put everything in there yourself as you eat. The origin of the name is pretty interesting, and the name is literally "Crossing the Bridge Noodles". The story is that a man was studying hard for his exams on a small island far away from home. His wife would bring him noodles but every time she crossed the bridge to the island, the soup would already be cold and the noodles soggy. She came up with an idea to fill a large earthen pot with boiling broth, with a thin layer of oil on top as insulation and keep the broth warm. The noodles and other ingredients were kept in separate containers to be mixed together when she arrived for him. & that is how the name, "Crossing the Bridge Noodles", came to be.

Toronto Financial District

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10 comments

  1. Oh, these photos make me miss Toronto so much! It all seems like a long dream ago. Looking forward to your remade website.

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  2. Amazing photos, beautiful places and yummy foods. Lovely.

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  3. Good luck with your new blog site, and I like the sound of the Thai ice cream

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  4. Lovely photos! Isn't it the best feeling to not be back in school? Though I do kind of miss it. So happy fall is approaching! And omg those ice cream rolls look sooo good. I've seen them so many times on snapchat and instagram haha. I definitely want to try them! Hope you have a great weekend. :)

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    1. It is a wonderful feeling! I do miss certain aspects of it but I don't miss it enough to wish I was still in school lol. Hope you'll be able to try them someday! They are really Instagrammable hahah

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  5. Loving these pictures <3

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  6. Oh I love the photos! I'm actually not looking forward to summer because I love it being hot!

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  7. Hi Tiffany! That baked alaska looks divine and we have something similar to your CNE over here called PNE! I usually go just to bask in the ambiance and look at the the farm animals lol There were lots of interesting food trucks there this year but since I had eaten beforehand I didn't have much room left for the food there :(
    I tried something like the rolled Thai ice cream this summer too! Over here it's advertised as yogurt though and while it was nice to try once, once was enough for me lol
    And thanks for the back story of the "crossing noodle bridge", she was one clever wife!

    Hope you've been well!

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    1. Hey! Nice to hear from you :)
      Ooh I have never heard of PNE. We have so many food options here for CNE as well but most of it is extremely unhealthy so I don't really eat much there lol.
      Sounds like Thai ice cream is getting more popular over here!

      Thank you, you too!

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  8. so beautiul! xO!
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