A Night in the City

Sorry for the delay in posts everyone, I have been extremely busy with J-school and my posts have been inconsistent so again I am sorry for that.

During November I had the opportunity to go on a field trip with one of my best friend’s and our Visual Communications class to explore the Art Gallery of Ontario. Even in November it was a little chilly, but nothing like this wicked storm mother nature threw at us today. We weren’t meeting our class until 6 p.m. so we decided to go for lunch downtown at the Queen Mother Cafe. However we went the wrong way for about an hour until realizing that QMC is the other way…

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The Queen Mother Cafe was established in 1978. It is housed in a historic 150+ year building in the heart of the entertainment district. Address: 208 Queen St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 1Z2. (West of University)

The Queen Mother Cafe is famous for their fresh and flavourful Lao-Thai and Pan-global cuisine, and sinful desserts. I have been once before and the food was very delicious, the staff is very friendly and its one of my favourite restaurants to go to when I venture into the city.

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Trick or Treat?

Even if Halloween is over, the trick or treating may not be. Recently I had a trick of my own, on Sunday night after dinner I brought grapes to the table that had been sitting in my fridge for a week that my brother had failed to eat.

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Nested in the stems of the red grapes a Black Widow can be seen. The Grapes were from the Real Canadian Superstore located in St. Catharines, ON

Upon munching on several grapes I noticed this white string like web in the centre of the bunch. To my surprise a spider quickly stuttered out of it. Mid-scream I had come to the conclusion my family had been the victim of buying a bunch of grapes with the nest of a Black Widow inside. As the Widow climbed over the grapes and onto my mother’s plate, she quickly reacted by lifting her knife and sliced it in half. After the torso of the spider still squirmed after being split I quickly stopped screaming after realizing what had happened during that traumatizing experience.

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Weekend Getaway: Niagara’s Wineries

DSC01050This past weekend I had the pleasure of going to various wineries across Niagara to experience the harvest but also what makes their wine unique from the rest.

The Niagara region is home to over 80 wineries with its rich soil and wet cool conditions which allows wine makers to create beautiful wines. Every year there are three celebrations to support wine in Niagara; in June there is the Niagara New Vintage festival, in September the Grape and Wine festival (Niagara Wine Festival), and in January the Niagara Icewine festival.

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