Two of my favorite things.
On Sunday, we hit the Toronto Garlic Festival, THE place to go if you’re looking to stock up on garlic – fresh, powdered, pickled, and in ice cream or popsicle form.
There were fewer vendors and food options this year, but we made the best of things, sampling some Syrian eats and Trinidanian doubles…
I’m as big a fan of spicy as Akemi is not, so I asked for a 50/50 split on the doubles – half with ghost chili pepper sauce, the other half mild. Interestingly, Akemi found her mild side crazy spicy while I found the entire dish not all that spicy at all. I wonder if my general insensitivity has extended to chili peppers now.
The haul: assorted garlic, black garlic, hot sauces, jellies, jams, and spreads. Enough to tide us over to November!
Then, for dessert, we happened by a chocolate-themed pop-up by Cove Crafted, a collaboration between B.C.’s Cove Cannabis and Beta 5 Chocolates. The chocolates on display were non-infused, no cannabis was on sale on-site, but there was plenty of chocolate to be had…
You have your choice of three blunts: 66% dark chocolate with cocoa beans, milk chocolate and lavender, and, surprisingly my favorite, white chocolate with matcha and green mango.
Adam Chandler, the chocolatier behind Vancouver’s award-winning Beta 5 Chocolates. I miss this place.
A peek inside Akemi’s emergency chocolate drawer.
Alright. Off to work on an outline. But, before I do, some shout-outs to a few blog regulars. Sending best wishes to MaggieMayDay, positive thoughts to Hilda for a speedy recovery, and Happy Birthday tidings to gforce!