27 June 2016

Nom nom nom. My favourite community festival

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For almost half a century, we've celebrated the rich and diverse tapestry of people and cultures who've made my area their home at the K-W Multicultural Festival. I try to get out to it--there are lots of performances by dance troupes and singers, arts and craft stalls, and (of course) cook stalls that ring the green at Kitchener's Victoria Park.

Unlike food truck events, concerts or rib fests, the food (generally) isn't made by professional chefs.  These are home cooks, preparing foods you'd probably find if they invited you over for supper.

I always feel spoilt for choice--so many delicious morsels!  Which to take home with me for my supper?  In general, I try to have something I normally don't have or haven't had in a while.  Between my friend and I, we brought back containers with aromas from Africa, The Phillippines, and Latin America.

I went, camera in hand, and snapped the afternoon away.  Rye and Ginger's Facebook Page has a good sampling of what the weekend had to offer.

cheers!
jasmine
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31 May 2016

Rye and Ginger May 2016: Oh, what an eventful month it was

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It’s sometimes a challenge to write about Berlin’s goings-on in a fair manner. The perennial issue, as I mentioned a few months ago, is source bias. I think I may have jumped the gun on presenting that topic. Why? This month it the divide between my sources widened, and at times, it became difficult to take one newspaper’s reporting at face value. Details were conveniently omitted, headlines packaged unrelated events as corroborative, and the writer’s/editor’s/publisher’s/advertiser’s slant didn’t just tinge reportage, but singed it.

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jasmine 
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30 April 2016

Rye and Ginger: 30 April 2016: Digging Up the Past

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Late last month, workers in Waterloo unearthed sections of the 200-year-old corduroy road (pictured, above). Early settlers laid logs on swampy ground to make their journeys easier (remember, this area is part of a large swamp). For a few weeks, these stretches of excavated ground became a tourist attraction, as archaeologists, historians, and people with camera-equipped drones documented the find. Yes, some areas still use corduroy roads, but around here, most routes are paved or (in the country) dirt/gravel. 

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jasmine 
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