Comfort “Food”

In Chinese culture, at least what I’ve been brought up and told, it is typically going to be a bad year for those whose sign is being celebrated. That probally calls for one to stay in and avoid doing things. I tried to do the opposite and in doing so that has lead me down the path of “being a foodie”. I’ve come across some great people and some not so great people. Art has always been a part of who I am and these two passions have combined and I was recently asked to create some drawings from a few foodie friends. Here they are.

Summer Time is Over

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Theย Ex signals the official end of summer in Toronto, but thousands, upon thousands still make their way to the CNE grounds to enjoy the food, the sights, the games and maybe do a little shopping.

I for one go for the food and some of the sights. First stop was to Cake Shakeย to get a cheese cake on a stick. The Love Struck to be exact. A piece of cheesecake dipped in vanilla and topped with rainbow sprinkles, strawberry topping and Lucky Charms ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ then it was off to get our cheese pull on The King Of Curds, with their HK style French Toast. Deep fried cheese curds topped with peanut butter, sweet condensed milk and butter ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค Need to wash that down with some ice cream. A Dole Whip Pineapple Ice Cream Float to be exact ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆย then shook things up with some Shook Noodle for lunch ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ with a side of Apple Fries ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ thatโ€™s healthy right? And of course Tiny TOm Donuts for the journey home,but not before checking out some sand sculptures and the amazing indoor lantern festival. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

24 Karat In The Air

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Looking for a fresh take on your bubble tea? Need to beat the heat in these last days of summer? Then be sure to check out this new little hidden gem ThirsTEA located in Mississauga (26 Dundas St East, Unit 3) Opened by 2 University grads with a passion for drinks ๐Ÿฅค

When I say fresh I mean fresh. They use fresh fruit, fresh cream, fresh everything! Not the powdered stuff you find at all the other cafes around. Which is what makes their drinks stand out. ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ“๐ŸŒTheir generous selection of drinks arenโ€™t made overly sweet (you can adjust the sweetness to your liking if you want) and theyโ€™re very flavourful ๐Ÿ˜‹ They offer a refreshing take on all your favourite drinks, from creamy fruit & milk blends to your classic milk teas. Not to mention a wide selection of toppings that now includes 24k gold flakes! ๐Ÿคฉ Their prices are on par with other bubble tea locations. The owners are very friendly and the environment is vey relaxed (board games, video games, bean bag chairs). So if you love bubble tea, fruit flavoured drinks and are tired of the same old drinks from the bigger chains around, go check them out!
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// Opinions are entirely of my own.