Friday, August 25, 2023

Friday Favourites

For this week of Friday Favourites, I'm going to tell you about the food tour that I organized for our office summer event.  I love a food tour, I've done one in New York and San Francisco. I also love being a tourist in my own city and learning some history.  

My office is just down the street from the St. Lawrence Market, so we all walked down.  There were 8 people from my office that were able to attend and that was a perfect number. 

We had a great tour guide, very engaging, and we all learned a lot. 

We started with a pastry.

We had a little taste of this maple syrup, aged in a whiskey barrel.  It comes from Prince Edward County, but they also sell it at The Cocktail Emporium in Union Station so I may have to try it, it was amazing!

Our first stop inside the market itself was the famous Carousel Bakery for a peameal bacon sandwich.  Peameal bacon is Canadian bacon, and it just gets fried up and put on a Portuguese bun.  So delicious, although I like it better with an egg and cheese. 

I love Ontario produce.

We were treated to an oyster and some smoked salmon next.

The gravlax (closest in the photo) was the best! It melted in my mouth, and I will be picking that up for a special occasion in the future.

Kozlik's mustard is well known in our house already.  I won a bottle of it in a little trivia game, and then I bought two more bottles.  

We tried three different types of cheese and prosciutto.  

We finished up with some pierogies and Portuguese tarts.  I wasn't super full at the end of the tour, but it was definitely all very tasty and we got substantial portions of each thing we got.

I would definitely recommend doing this tour if you're in Toronto, even if you already live here.  I know they do tours of other neighbourhoods, but certainly the St. Lawrence Market is a classic choice.

On Wednesday I posted about getting ready for school - haircuts have been procured. Check out the results:
Q's haircut is aggressive, I'm hoping it grows in slightly before school starts, but he was pleased!

Linking up with Andrea and Erika.


  1. That food tour sounds fun and those haircuts are adorable!

  2. The food tour sounds so fun! I wonder if we have anything like that over here, I will have to check it out. Q looks so happy with his amazing haircut! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend 😊