Terre Bleu Lavender Farm & Neob Lavender: Exploring Ontario Lavender Festivals

Terre Bleu Lavender Farm & Neob Lavender: Exploring Ontario Lavender Festivals

Culinary Festivals in Ontario Today, I would like to celebrate the aromatic and culinary beauty of lavender flowers by exploring two lavender festivals in Ontario, Terre Bleu Lavender Farm in Milton and Neob Lavender in Niagara Falls. I believe the true taste of a country, place or city is rooted in its people and their land. It starts with our farmers, the producer of our foods, and moves through the culinary route to the chefs, bakers, and crafters who take the food product and crafts them into various tastes and unique experiences. And the moment those creations touch our tongue …

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Steamed Fish Recipe: Cambodian Sour and Spicy Steamed Fish with Lemongrass and Galangal

Steamed Fish Recipe: Cambodian Sour and Spicy Steamed Fish with Lemongrass and Galangal

Fish: A Fundamental Role in Cambodian Food Culture Although many Cambodians love steamed fish recipes, It never appealed to me. There were many Cambodian recipes that call for fish but in my childhood, I hated them all. So, when I was young and fickle, I avoided fish (stewed, fried or steamed) like Cookie avoided jalapeno peppers. When she’s being a pest like ripping up toilet papers, I would hold a freshly broken jalapeno pepper in front of her and she would back away quickly. The sides of her lips quirking up in disgust. The exact same reaction I unconsciously make every …

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Jasper Hiking Guide: How to Spend Two Days In Jasper National Park

Jasper Hiking Guide: How to Spend Two Days In Jasper National Park

2 Days in Jasper National Park Jasper National Park offers many adventures for the outdoor enthusiast. But, in order to enjoy all that Jasper has to offer, and to see some of the best terrains in the Canadian Rockies, you’ll need to do an overnight trip. A day trip is just not enough. Below, you’ll find a suggested two days trip itinerary for lovers of the outdoors who just aren’t fit enough for the more strenuous Banff hikes. Or families with young children who just want to enjoy easy to moderate hiking trails. But, before starting any trip, I have one …

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Exploring Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을): Seoul’s Hidden Gem

Exploring Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을): Seoul’s Hidden Gem

Where Old Meets New: Bukchon Hanok Village Bukchon Hanok Village is a residential area north of central Seoul between Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung palaces that contains Seoul’s largest concentration of hanoks in one area. Nine hundred beautifully maintained traditional hanoks to be precise. It is a great place to immerse yourself in traditional Korean culture and architecture right in the heart of Seoul. Bukchon (which means “North Town”) is situated at the foot of the mountain with valleys and steep hills, giving residents and visitors alike astounding views of the hanok houses and the city of Seoul, including N Seoul Tower. It is a …

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