Seollal (Korean New Year)

Korean New Year, Seollal, is the first day of the lunar calendar and so begins a three-day national holiday. I was curious to know how Koreans celebrate the occasion and it is often spent with family, whereby families honour their ancestors,  pay respect to elders, play games, wear the traditional dress (hanbok) and eat delicious food.  I was also […]

Asian supermarkets – there’s no place like home

This weekend I’m headed to T&T Supermarket for my very first time. It’s decided. And imagine how it’s almost  Chinese and Korean New Year, so the store ought to be buzzing all weekend, but nobody comes between me and my Korean ribs, no one I say. I read somewhere online that T&T is owned by Loblaws, so I suspect […]

More photos from Winterlude

For some reason, I had forgotten to add other Winterlude photos I had taken at Confederation Park last weekend. Then again, is anything more important than photos about food. Short answer to that question is no.  I should consult the Winterlude website to learn who the man dressed up in white and the polar bear are supposed to represent. When he saw […]

Winterlude – highlights from weekend one

Jinju lantern festival As part of the Year of Korea in Canada, the Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern)Festival created a garden of lanterns, a tunnel made out of more than 1,000 lanterns at Confederation Park for Winterlude. I wanted to go see the display, so my daughter and I zipped over to Confederation Park to check things […]