Summer Loving: First Week of July

I’m a bit behind in blogging because my computer has been acting up lately but I think I’ve solved the problem. Since I didn’t post anything lats week, I’m going to separate my weekend recaps into two post. This post will consist of pictures from the first week of July.

Canada Day

My Canada day didn’t go as I had planned. I intended to go to Canada Place with my cousin before she went to work but we left the house too late and couldn’t make it in time. Instead we went to Chinatown:

We went to The Ramen Butcher for lunch. I had the Tsukemen; a cold ramen dish dipped in warm soup. It was great for the hot weather that day, but I found the broth too salty for my preference.

Afterwards, we walked over to Matchstick Coffee and I had an iced London Fog. Matchstick coffee is one of my favourite places to get a London Fog, following Steam tea house.

Afterwards, I went over to my other cousins house to celebrate his birthday and to eat some more. Following that, my friends and I had planned to go to Wreck Beach, but we never made it to the beach because one of my friends got too drunk and passed out.

Friday- July 3rd

On Friday afternoon, my cousin and I decided to bring her dog Miso to the park and have a picnic as well. We bought some snacks and sandwiches from Renzullo Food Market, a cute family-run deli in my neighborhood.

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{Miso and I outside of Renzullo Food Market’s wall mural}

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On Changing my Lifestlye

Lately I’ve been experiencing some health scares. It was a wake-up call for me because as a 21 year old, I still have a long life ahead of me. A combination of unhealthy eating habits, stress, lack of sleep and lack of motivation to exercise created an unhealthy lifestyle. A recent unsettling event also triggered me to binge eat, which made matters worse. Now I’m on a mission to change my lifestyle, which includes eating healthier and exercising regularly. I’ve hired a personal trainer to help motivate me to exercise, in addition to teaching me how to exercise effectively and properly. I’m not going to lie, as a person who loves food, making healthier eating choices is hard! Cooking at home allows me to control what I eat and also saves me money.

But when I do go out to eat, I try to order healthier items. Recently, I’ve been enjoying Burgoo’s vegiterranean sandwich accompanied by their kale and quinoa salad. Although I love to eat meat, I love the combination of the vegetables in this sandwich.

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Quest For The Perfect Sandwich

I’m not a big sandwich person, but from time to time I get a craving for one. For myself, my ideal sandwich has to have some sort of meat and good bread. Since school has started, I have been making sandwiches more often for it’s convenience and ease of transport. Last week I decided to make a sandwich with some leftover ingredients from the fridge:

Ingredients used:

  • Light rye bread
  • smoke chorizo sausage
  • over easy egg
  • caramelized onion
  • shredded cheese (mozzarella & provolone)

It turned out to be too salty, partly due to the chorizo and partly due to my over- salted caramelized onions. If i were to make this again, I would add some something to balance the saltiness, perhaps some sort of pickled vegetable. You can read my other post where I make a katsu sandwich here

So what is your favourite sandwich? My favourite sandwich is the Vietnamese banh mi, I just love the combination of flavours and the airy baguette.

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Canada Day @ Canada Place

On Sunday, my dad and I went to Canada Place to check out the Canada day celebration. I actually wanted to go to the Canada day celebration in Surrey but it was too far. Here are some pictures I took:

{It was very cloudy when we arrived}

{Children playing hockey}

{Food trucks and food stands}

{Dad’s Montreal smoked meat sandwich}

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Bel Cafe

S, Bill Gate’s daughter and I met up at Bel Cafe to catch up on life. Bill Gate’s daughter show cased her slimmer body and do you want to know what her secret is? Apparently it is partying….

Anyways back to Bel Cafe. Bel Cafe is located in Rosewood Hotel Georgia and is owned by chef David Hawsworth. I wanted to try Bel Cafe because I wanted to try their macarons! They have a good selection of food items ranging from macarons, drinks,soups,salads,sandwiches to desserts.

The setup of the cafe was different from other cafes- you have to wait to be seated and a server will take your order. More like a restaurant than a cafe, but there is the option of getting take out.

S started off with a drink

She ordered a London Fog.

Both S and Bill Gate’s daughter ordered the Breakfast Sandwich-organic egg, back bacon, tomato, gruyere gougère. Along with these ingredients, what appear to be some sort of avocado mousse was sandwiched between choux pastry. S said this was alright, she said my sandwich looked better.

Even though it was lunch, they still had breakfast sandwiches left so S and Bill Gate’s daughter were able to order it.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s day everyone! I spent my valentines day watching The Vow and eating Indian food with Es S LOL. Watching The Vow on Valentines day= theater filled with couples.

Yesterday I met up with S and Bill Gate’s daughter to catch up on life.

Before S and I met up with Bill Gate’s daughter, we went to Soirette Macaron and Tea

I got myself 2 macarons and a vanilla cream latte.

S and my macarons: Rose, strawberry champagne, maple and black rose flavour.

After waiting for an hour, we finally met up with Bill Gate’s daughter. Bill Gate’s daughter said she was “almost there” but we waited at least 30 minutes after she said that!

Anyways, we met up at Bel Cafe for a late lunch and desserts

I ordered a pulled chicken sandwich and it was pretty good.

I will be making full post on Soirette and Bel Cafe soon!