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Happy Chinese New Year!

 

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This weekend is the Chinese New Year, and celebrating it is a tradition that goes back to the Shang Dynasty ( 1766 B.C.E.- 1122 B.C.E). And although this year’s celebrations in China and Hong Kong will be curtailed somewhat due to current events, Toronto will be ringing it in in style. Continue »



Valentine’s Day 2016

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Who said February is boring?  There is so much going on that we had to add an extra day at the end of the month to make sure we get everything done! The next fortnight alone will see many of us celebrating Chinese New Year (go here for Chicken Balls!) watching the Super Bowl, stuffing ourselves with pancakes on Fat Tuesday and spending time with the family on Family Day. Did we miss one? Oh yeah, a little thing called Valentine’s Day, you don’t want to forget about that one!

This is the one day when you may want to treat that special loved one to a romantic dinner, perhaps one that you made yourself. Or maybe not. If you have kids around, it might be hard to get into that romantic spirit, and if you are not particularly adept in the kitchen, it is probable that the only thing you want to make for dinner are reservations.

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