Sauerkraut vs Pickled Cabbage

Since I’m spending a lot of time at home these days, I decided to professionalise my home made food skills. Who’s my teacher? YouTube of course. Today I learnt the difference between Sauerkraut and Pickled Cabbage. Apparently, the cabbage I massaged with salt will turn sour on its own after 14 days.

Sauerkraut:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSK6AYEN1D8

Pickled Cabbage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIXkGU4TJp0

Updates on Airbnb

Image Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50315546

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Dec 2019

18 Nov 2019

Let’s celebrate New Year together

29 Dec 2019: Go skate at Nathan Phillips Square, and then have some home made Chinese Food.

Food Menu:

  1. 水饺 + 蒜汁 http://www.xiachufang.com/recipe/103768126/
  2. 麻辣五香毛豆 https://www.xiachufang.com/recipe/104061820/
  3. 香菇油菜 http://www.xiachufang.com/recipe/103759468/
  4. 白灼芥蓝 http://www.xiachufang.com/recipe/103687755/
  5. 深海金鲳 Pompano
  6. Salmon Sashimi + Wasabi
  7. Caviar Crostini https://canapesandchocolate.com/2012/12/30/black-and-white-canape-caviar-crostini/
  8. Kirkland Shortbread https://cocowest.ca/2018/11/costco-kirkland-signature-butter-shortbread-cookie-review/
  9. Carrot Chips https://www.aspicyperspective.com/healthy-baked-carrot-chips/
  10. Fruit Plate: Cantaloupe + Fruit Cocktail

Beverage Menu:

  1. White Wine https://www.lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/lcbo/wine-14/white-wine-14002
  2. Lemon Water https://www.acouplecooks.com/lemon-water-recipe/
  3. Pu-Erh Tea https://www.thespruceeats.com/what-is-pu-erh-tea-766434

Any food allergies, please text me.

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Let’s celebrate 2019 Xmas together

25 Dec 2019: Come over, and let’s go see the Hudson’s Bay Display Windows after dinner

Food Menu:

  1. Smoked Salmon / Caviar Crostini https://gastrofork.ca/2018/smoked-salmon-crostini-caviar-recipe/
  2. Korean Fish Cake Soup https://www.koreanbapsang.com/eomuk-guk-fish-cake-soup/
  3. Korean Yubuchobap https://mykoreankitchen.com/yubuchobap/
  4. Rosted Chinken Drumsticks http://wishfulchef.com/chicken-roasted-on-a-bed-of-vegetables/
  5. Edamame https://www.kevinandamanda.com/edamame/
  6. Kirkland Shortbread https://cocowest.ca/2018/11/costco-kirkland-signature-butter-shortbread-cookie-review/
  7. Fruit Plate: Grapefruit + Fruit Cocktail

Beverage Menu:

  1. White Wine https://www.lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/lcbo/wine-14/white-wine-14002
  2. Lemon Water https://www.acouplecooks.com/lemon-water-recipe/
  3. Pu-Erh Tea https://www.thespruceeats.com/what-is-pu-erh-tea-766434

Any food allergies, please text me.

Hudson’s Bay Holiday Window Displays 2015 – 2018

https://lilixurealestate.com/tag/event/

Examples of some of the ways First-Time Home Buyers’ Plan could help you

Source: https://globalnews.ca
Image Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/5069183/budget-2019-canada-housing-affordability/

There are 2 main proposals for housing affordability which were introduced; The First-Time Home Buyers Incentive Program and an increase to the Home Buyer’s Plan.

The First-Time Homebuyer Incentive Program is scheduled to be launched in the fall of 2019 and we expect further details in the coming months as the program gets finalized. Once we receive the final program and have an opportunity to assess we will certainly share this with you and your valued clients.

Here, we will focus on the increase to the Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP), the final report was submitted, now it is in active and eligible for qualified buyers. This increase to the HBP withdrawal limit will apply in respect of withdrawals made after March 19, 2019 given that the Purchase and Sale agreement was also signed after this date.

First-Time Home Buyers’ Plan:

Currently, the Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP) allows first-time home buyers to withdraw up to $25,000 from their Registered Retirement Savings Plan to purchase or build a new home without having to pay tax on the withdrawn amount. Budget 2019 proposes to increase the HBP limit to $35,000 per first-time home buyer or $70,000 per couple. Buyers that are going through the breakdown of marriage or common-law partnership will be permitted to participate in the HBP even if they are not first-time home buyers provided that the separated person lives separate and apart from their spouse or common law partner for at least 90 days.

Here’s an example of some of the ways this program could help you:

01: Increased Eligibility:

Buyers that have access to this program can benefit from the flexibility of increasing their purchasing power by $10K. This provides leverage and further opportunities for you being First-Time Home Buyer.

02. Decreased Payment:

An increase to the down payment by $10K will provide you approximately $50 in savings on the monthly mortgage payments.

03. Reduced Income Qualification:

An increase to down payment allows buyers to qualify for slightly more home. In this specific circumstance a buyer looking to buy for $500,000 would need about $3K less in income by increasing their down payment by $10,000. This will help borrowers that are on the cusp of qualifying.

The Japan Foundation (Toronto) Library + Gallery

官方网站:http://www.jftor.org

这家小巧玲珑的日本图书馆不是一般的低调。它位于市中心两条地铁主干线的交叉换乘站,好多人从这走过却从来不曾留意到它。这是我在多伦多游逛多年见到的唯一所为访客提供衣帽间和储物柜的图书馆,一进门顿时倍感温馨。虽然是日本图书馆,并不全是日语书,也有很多英文译本。喜欢漫画的同学们,你们发财了!

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图书馆隔壁是间展馆,而且各种展览不设门票。我去的时候正好在展出日本版画/连环画。别看展馆不大,展品还是很有水准的,甚至还有机会看到大师精品!这也是比较让人惊喜的,你看到是哪一件了吗?(提示: Hokusai) 比较有趣是一顶古代消防员的防火头盔,有文字介绍(英)。

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http://wp.me/p7bh1P-ak

Casa Loma

Running from St Clair Avenue down to Rosedale and from Spadina over to Bathurst, the Casa Loma neighbourhood gets its name from its most prominent building. Accessible by TTC via St Clair West subway station and the 512 streetcar route, the area is surrounded by ravines and large old trees, overlooking the city. The castle, as well as proximity to downtown encouraged a wealthy residency to take root north of the Annex, and today it maintains its reputation as a desirable, well established area.

Mi Casa, Su Casa

Spanish for Hill House, Casa Loma was a house built for financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt in 1914, but is now a museum and landmark, offering kid-friendly programs and tours of the grounds and stables, throughout the year. Aside from budding photographers taking in the stunning architecture, the Baldwin steps are a staircase of 110 steps often frequented by joggers.

1 Austin Terrace, www.casaloma.org

Delicious Eats

For traditional French dishes, white tablecloths and authentic accents, Le Paradis is a neighbourhood institution. For casual setting and down-home food, Rose and Sons offers a tasty, jovial affair and Big Crow from the same owners benefits from a huge patio when the season’s right, but the barbeque is succulent and flavourful year round.

Le Paradis, 166 Bedford Road, www.leparadis.com

Rose & Sons, 176 Dupont Road, www.roseandsons.ca

Rose & Sons – big patio, Rose and Sons Crow

First Act

The Tarragon Theatre Company is a promoter of quality modern theatre. Hosting plays for the Fringe Theatre Festival in July as well reinterpretations of classic playwrights like Henrick Ibsen, there’s a wealth of entertainment on offer.

Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgeman Avenue, www.tarragontheatre.com


Cool School

For school projects or amateur detective work the Toronto Archives offer access to all kinds of city history. The building also houses photography exhibits and tours for kids, after which they can run off steam in the surrounding green grounds. The area is also home to the George Brown College, where older students can participate in evening and weekend courses in everything from pattern drafting to acting.

City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Road, 416-397-5000

George Brown College, 160 Kendall Ave, www.georgebrown.ca

SCHOOLS

Hillcrest Community School   (elementary)44 Hilton Ave, Toronto, ON, M5R 3E6
(416) 393-9700
Attendance Area for Regular Program – map boundaries

Brown Junior Public School   (elementary)
454 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON, M4V 2J1
(416) 393-1560Attendance Area for Regular Program – map boundaries

COMMUNITY CENTRES

Hillcrest Community Centre
1339 Bathurst St M5R 3H6
(416) 392-0746

Brown Community Centre   454 Avenue Rd M4V 2J1
(416) 392-6826