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

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)

Normand

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

March Happenings 

Oh my… It’s been a whole month since I’ve posted. Life certainly got even busier and crazier in March with family birthdays, life happenings, and work craziness. March was quite an emotional month. Here are some pictures from this past month.

Homemade Chicken Parmesan

We attended CARNA Centennial Conference.

Paul Brandt was a keynote speaker and gave an encouraging and awesome talk. He even sang a few songs for us.

Neil Pasricha was another keynote speaker who encourage us to be happy.

Neil Pasricha stuck around after his talk to give out autographs 🙂

March ended with Easter weekend. A wonderful reminder of what Jesus has done for you and me.

On to April …

–clara