lexnger My lovely friend Cheri one of the many people who made #TorontoTaste a great success! Right before last night's Toronto Taste steering committee appreciation party. @2ndharvestto

#Toronto #street #beauty #streetphotography #working #onacall #streetcar #fashion
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lexnger Tonight we made green curry halibut. So very good.

#dinner #greencurry #halibut #homecooking #food #yum #brownrice #plating #instafood #rice #fish
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  •   stephintoronto They do them every yr and every yr they are awesome 3d

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lexnger My FOTB from @fotb416. Messy, tasty, and fast. Thanks @grabbmobile
If you want to #GrabbLunch and/or get 25% off lunch, use my name. Literally! Promo code is AlexaClark #takeout #Toronto #promocode #newapp #discountcode #fotb416 #grabbapp #GrabbLunch
#catfish #sandwich #thefotb #Toronto #torontoeats #takeout #lunch
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  •   cdnfoodiegirl I've got to use my Grabb app. I don't leave my neighborhood much. 6d
  •   lexnger I don't often either @cdnfoodiegirl but it was surprisingly quick to grab lunch and head back to the office. (Seriously, much easier and faster than I expected) 4d

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lexnger Tried out the new @grabbmobile app today to order lunch from @fotb416. Quick and easy to order, some fun restaurants like @fotb416, @meanbaotoronto, @maizaltoronto... I ordered, headed over, walled in the door, smiled and was handed my #lunch. Boom! It took me longer to lock my bike than it took to pick up my #food!

If you want to try the app and/or get 25% off lunch, use my name. Literally! Promo code is AlexaClark #takeout #Toronto #promocode #newapp #discountcode #fotb416 #grabbapp #GrabbLunch
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lexnger Tonight i also made a dark chocolate bar with @davidhchow @allthebestff this one was flavoured with aleppo chili, ground vanilla bean and a hint of @maldonsalt. The base chocolate was Manjari with a little swirl of Bahibe. I finished it with more Maldon salt becuase I thought it was too plain compared to everyone else's artistic masterpieces. Sadly that extra hit of salt was a bit too much.

#chowtastic #candymaking #chocolatier #gourmetchocolate @valhronausa #chocolate #candy #chocolatemaking #manjari #bahibe #maldonsalt #aleppo #chilichocolate #mediaevent
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lexnger Tonight I made 2 custom chocolate bars with @davidhchow @allthebestff. First the collaboration with @alison_fryer - Dulcey chocolate with @rosewoodwine Mead Royale and freeze dried tangerine. It was fragrant and subtle, and I think could use a little tweaking to bring out the mead a bit more.
#chowtastic #candymaking #chocolatier #gourmetchocolate #dulcey @valrhonausa #tangerine #mead #meadroyale #chocolatemaking #chocolate #chocolatebar #mediaevent
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  •   aathmadotca Ahhhhh!!! Yummy 7d
  •   foodpr0n That Dulcey + @rosewoodwine mead was amazing. Loved the way the flavours bloomed on the tail. Makes me want to serve that as an easy patio dessert! 6d
  •   lexnger @foodpr0n it really was a spectacular combo. I guess the trick/artistry is letting those flavour shine in the bar. Just another reason @davidhchow is a master. Love his palate & skill. 6d

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lexnger It's possible we got a little silly.
@foodpr0n @karonliu @alison_fryer #chocolate will do that sometimes, good company will too! @allthebestff #chowtastic #mediaevent
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  •   foodpr0n I missed the funny face memo... Which is my normal face, really. Lovely to see you tonight!! 7d
  •   lexnger @foodpr0n great seeding you too! Sorry about that memo, I dropped it in chocolate. 7d

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lexnger So many great flavours to chose at tonight's @davidhchow hands on #chocolate event @allthebestff #chowtastic
Everyone got to make their own flavour combinations and create a chocolate bar (or two) pulling flavours from 3 stations - sweet, texture and spice. With 3 chocolate bases - dark , milk and Dulcey which was a light caramel-toned chocolate.

Here @reneelalonde1, @karonliu & @davidhchow are conferring on which base to use for Karon's combinations which really pushed the limits!
#candymaking #chocolatier #gourmetchocolate #mediaevent
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lexnger Meeting @davidhchow at @allthebestff talking #chocolate and flavours and taste. So excited to be learning about the flavours and complexity of the chocolates David has selected for us to play with 7d

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lexnger I have succumbed to the overwhelming peer pressure to share an endearing photo of my father for #FathersDay that he will never see because he is a proud luddite.
This photo of my father, #me and my grandmother was taken after we (dad & my stepmother, who took the photo) purchased the farm and we claimed it by painting the mailbox.
While I don't remember the photo, I do remember the day since it was a significant change in my life and we started farming. Organic farming. And raising sheep, chickens, pigs, ducks... You name it, we tried it at least once.
We sold vegetables in the Saint John City Market. Bartered beer for beef. Opened our home to mentally challenged, but high functioning, people to help them get out of the institutional cycle. We got up ungodly early to harvest, wash, bunch and pack vegetables to sell at the market. Often to grannies who wouldn't buy their peas from "those hippies" but were delighted by a 5 year-old bagging, weighing and making change (brand ambassador at an early age).
This mailbox, the farm, and my father had a significant effect on the person I am today.

#farm #felfie #dad #1970s #mailbox #farmerslife #clark #me #farmgirl #farmgirlfun #realhippies #backtothelanders #homesteading #organicfarm #mylifestory #dad #grandmother #beard
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lexnger Apple cider barbecue sauce - third attempt at this recipe and it's coming together beautifully.
It includes all the greats: apple cider, paprika, garlic, molasses, coffee... The only things missing from my hit list is chocolate and red wine. But I'm happy to eat and so while I'm coming.
When it's done cooking down and mellowing, it's going to go very well with the pulled chicken I have waiting for it. Very well indeed!

#experimentation #barbecuesauce #bbqsauce #applecider #homecooking #food #sauce #spices #hot #spicy #tasty
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lexnger While everyone is sharing adorable and moving photos of their father, I am celebrating my #mother. It is her birthday after all.
So today I honour and celebrate my #mom because for all the people who can claim first day of summers and father's days, there is only one Kristin on Kristin-mas! And since she won't let me throw a party, I must use the internet to shout it out.
Happy birthday to the wonderful woman, strong, beautiful, smart and resilient, who has shared her life with me for all of mine.

#instacollage #mymom #happybirthday
1w

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lexnger Achievement unlocked: my first time opening a a non-screw top bottle with something other than a bottle opener. (Others have always showed their skills and done it for me in the past) I'm a master at opening wine bottles without corkscrews, but this is my first bottle cap removal.

Feeling kind of proud. Silly, refreshed and proud. #itsthesmallthings
I have also located the only stretch of #Toronto waterfront not filled with a festival.

@harveyandverns #bottlecap #gingerbeer #picnic #drink #drinks #yum #yummy #thirst #thirsty #instagood #drinkup #bottle #toronto #achievementunlocked #levelup
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lexnger Tonight's dinner: @bajubbq brisket, pulled pork, fried pickles, pulled pork kimchi eggroll and hush puppies (that's a 1 meat platter w/ a side of meat - shared between 2). Served w/ house caraway slaw (my house) and an iced cold @pommiescider
My dinner is better than your dinner.

#bbq #pulledpork #brisket #barbecue #hushpuppies #Eggroll #friedpickles #slaw #dinner #torontoeats #yyz #food #bestintown #discoverON #ontario #tasteoflittleitaly
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