Feb 15, 2010
Happy Chinese New Year!
In honour of our many Chinese friends around the world, we like to celebrate Chinese New Year. When we lived in Toronto, we used to live just a short walk from Chinatown, with its bustling markets, colourful wares and superb selection of local and international produce. Throughout this post, you'll see pictures from Toronto's Chinatown.
But getting back to Chinese New Year, how better to celebrate, than with Chinese food? Gryffin the Welsh Terrier would say we always seem to be eating around here...and why doesn't he get to eat whenever we do? However, Gryffin would agree with this next bit...here we want to say a special thanks to our Taiwanese-Canadian buddy, Chung, who takes us to an Asian food superstore in Calgary, every time we visit him there. And thanks to him also for putting up with us crashing at his place whenever we go to Calgary for a get-away! This is where Gryffin would concur. He loves to sit beside Chung's kitchen counter when he's concocting an Asian dish for us - because who knows when something will fall on the floor? ;-)
So enjoy Chinese New Year, thinking of your Chinese brothers and sisters around the world. And maybe even send a note to someone you know, using one of Canada Post's cool new Year of the Tiger / Chinese New Year stamps. Gong xi fa cai!