Heritage Festival 2016

Every year during the Heritage Day Long Weekend in August, Edmonton is host to the Heritage Festival at Hawrelak Park. I look forward to this festival every year as not only are you able to celebrate and appreciate different cultures but there is always delicious foods to try.

Our mission is to promote public awareness, understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity through an annual summer festival, as well as to provide educational events, programs and/or projects on a year-round basis

— Edmonton Heritage Festival ASSOCIATION

This year D and I went early Monday morning in order to beat the crowds and the hot afternoon sun. We walked through trying different foods, learning about different cultures and taking in the many performances. Here are some of the snapshots we took.

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Viking boat display from Scandinavia

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Jamaican Beef Patty

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Ukraine’s Stage

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Hand-carved Mango Loco from Guatemala

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Pina Colada from Cuba

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Chicken Shawerma Wrap from Egypt

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Dutch Clogs

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Potato Stick from Korea

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Serbian Dancers

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Beautiful fruit carvings from Thailand

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Croatian Donut

Time to start the countdown to next year’s festival.

–clara

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Taste of Edmonton 2016

Over the weekend, D and I stopped by Taste of Edmonton. This is a great place for restaurants and food trucks to showcase couple of their dishes. There is also free live entertainment on every night starting at 7:00pm. This is held downtown at Sir Winston Churchill Square and is on until July 30th. Here are a collection of pictures we took of the booths and the food we tried.

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3 amigos

taco and rice

Tequila-Lime Chicken Tacos with Mexican Rice

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“Chicken” Satay with Peanut Sauce and one piece of PFC (Padmanadi Fried Chicken)

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smoked bison carppacio

Smoked Bison Carpaccio

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Kactus Chips with Homemade Dill Dip

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Lemon Heaven Freshly Squeezed Lemonade – perfect for a hot summer day

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Tiramisu in a Cup

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Churritos

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Guinness World Record for the Longest Churro made.

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Cute booth. Can you guess what they are selling?

If you get a chance, go and check it out and let me know what foods you tried.

–clara

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Friday Favorites : Beach Edition

Since we’re into the middle of July, it’s time to share some of my beach favorites.

  1. Favorite Beach Friendly Speakers via uncommon goods. Perfect to listen to your tunes without worrying about damaging your device at the beach. 

  1. Favorite Sunglasses  via Target. Love the pop of color. Makes me think of beach days by the ocean. sunglasses
  2. Favorite Popsicle Beach Towel via  Simons . This towel is so soft and the pattern is perfect for a hot summer day.

towel3.Favorite Beach Tote via Everlane. Study and durable to fit all the snacks, towels and beach accessories.

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4. Favorite Water Bottle via  S’well. This waterbottle is perfect to keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold throughout the day.

Blue jean baby. SS16 S'well Bottle: 25oz Blue Jean | Textile Collection:

Enjoy your wonderful summer days at the beach!!

–clara

30 Days of Bible Lettering Part 1.

Hi there,

I am finally back with blogging. Today I am starting with what I have been up to on a daily basis in July. A good friend of mine inspired me to participate with the 30 Days of Bible Lettering. This is  a wonderful opportunity to study deeper in God’s word and to practice my hand lettering.

I have found this to be a wonderful challenge as it really helps to slow down and focus on the verse of the day. Not only focus on what the words are and how to letter it, but to dig deeper and find what that verse means to me and my relationship with God.

Here are few of the verses from

Thanks for stopping by. If you are interested in seeing my daily hand lettering posts, follow me on Instagram @unending_blessings

Have a great day!!

–clara