The Carrot and the Trails

I walked on two of my favourites trails this Victorian Day Sunday–the Burlington Waterfront Trail, which continued onto the Hamilton Beach Trail after crossing the lift bridge. The trails are paved trails and run about 10K from Spencer’s Smith Park in Burlington to Confederation Park in Hamilton.This is perfect distance for training for a half […]

Sonel’s Black and White Photo Challenge: TEXTURE

Sonel has given us a theme that catches the imagination this week : Texture.  I find it interesting because ‘texture’ is not normally experienced by sight alone, as often it is perceived by our tactile sense–you have to feel it too. My first interpretation takes on the rock surface of a cliff. Then, a close-up of a […]

Trails and Hikes

4-DEW (4-day Evening Walk) Bennett Side Trail Bronte Hike Bruce Trail Burlington Waterfront Trail Centennial (Bike) Trail, Burlington Chedoke Radial Trail City View Park Side Trail David J. Culham Trail Desjardins Recreation Trail Dundas Valley Conservation Area   (Sawmill Trail, Monarch Trail, Bruce Trail Main Loop) Hamilton Beach Trail Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail Hamilton Waterfront Trail Hendrie […]

Chasing The Waves On An Urban Hike

I never expected my first hike this season would turn out to be so exciting and dramatic. Yes, it was meant to be an easy warm-up hike from downtown Burlington to the Lift Bridge and looping back. But surprise was awaiting… We started off as planned from the car park of the Burlington Central Library, headed […]

A Taste of Burlington: Red Canoe Bistro

_t Restaurants in the City of Burlington offer A Taste of Burlington as their version of Winterlicious, which is a food festival  held in January to early February in Toronto. This winter event for Burlington runs from February 17 to March 10 this year. The restaurants selected by the Burlington Board of Tourism offer a prix fixe menu for lunch and […]

A Word A Week Photo Challenge: INDUSTRIAL

The Burlington Canal Lift Bridge is the icon of the Industrial Revolution that took place in Canada in the 19th century. I have therefore chosen it to represent the theme Industrial for this week’s A Word A Week Photo Challenge in response to Skinnywench (aka Sue). Built in 1826 with the opening of the Burlington Canal, which […]

King’s Cafe: Vegetarian Dining in Kensington Market

King’s Cafe meets the need of the Chinese food lovers and the vegetarian food lovers. (Interestingly, although it serves Chinese food, the restaurant does not have a Chinese name, like the ones in Chinatown nearby). The answer becomes clear when we enter the restaurant. It is obvious that this restaurant has successfully fit into the […]

Chiu Chow Fanfare in Hong Kong

Chiu Chow is a region of the eastern Guangdong province in southern China. It has its unique culture recognized as part of the world heritage. Chiu Chow cuisine uses the most expensive and the most mundane ingredients to create dishes that one can never forget. I was invited to a banquet at the Chiu Chow Garden, […]