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  1. FoodFeud

    Tulip ghosts are genius. Take all the credit you can for that one.

  2. Lou

    So much groovy-ness in one post! Oh and delicious tofu-ness, kimchi raw-ities and ghosty goodies.

    Wow, Toronto looks so frickin cool. Again, mucho envious of your adventures and play-mates….. and eats.

  3. Vien

    Those ghost cookies are so cute! 😀 That todo dish looks really good!Is that goma sauce at the side??

  4. Hannah

    1. Oh good, I’m so glad you don’t have that hanging over your head! One thing off the list, right?

    2. Totally a compliment. I would be thrilled to get such a warning.

    And everything else is just beautiful. I’m glad you have the opportunity to experience it. <3

  5. whisperinggums

    I’m so glad that immigration officer laid down the law … I can relax now!
    Toronto sure does look lovely … I’m not a big fan of cities, but pretty cities with quaint areas are something else.

  6. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    I’m in love with Toronto just reading this! also, I’m glad you decided to stay out of the sex trade. 😉

  7. Gmasydney

    I’m glad Canadian immigration officers take a fatherly interest in the young beautiful women crossing their border.
    I’m thinking their must be a cat somewhere in your ancestry – you seem to fall on your feet all the time.
    Great photos and posts Hannah – I’m really enjoying your experiences vicariously!

  8. JohannaGGG

    Love your ghosts and all your toronto love – sounds like a great city – I have heard said that it is similar to Melbourne and I am sure I would feel at home with good tofu and colourful markets

  9. veganlisa

    I think Toronto is a little infatuated with you as well. It keeps showing up with its finest sky blue and puffy white clouds on display. I’d take that as a compliment too.

    I like to believe that staying with me and playing in my kitchen has brought out your creative, artistic side. If you’re starting with adorable little ghosts – I can’t wait to see what you’ll be coming up with by the time that visa runs out. That is, as long as you don’t get distracted by jobs that pay more than marble-sized bites of batter.


  10. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I wish I’d had your steps (and possibly you!) to guide my brief time in Toronto 4 years ago. I’m in love with it now in a way that I didn’t quite manage back then, although in fairness to the city I didn’t spend much time in it and I did love Canada more generally (I have family between Toronto and Niagara Falls 🙂 ).

    The mini squashes and the hemp chocolate have stolen my heart but I am a little concerned that we are going to lose you to the COMPLETE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD for 2 whole years. I am excited for you with the working visa though – congratulations!

  11. Helen (Grab Your Fork)

    Love the Halloween ghosts! And yay Canada? Did you know that when I applied for a Canadian working visa I missed the quota allocation by 8 days! But awww happy days for you! Now please eat some poutine for me 🙂

  12. Hotly Spiced

    Some of my favourite bloggers are in Toronto. I would love to go there. Just love that sparkly red dress and you should buy it – sex workers shouldn’t have a claim on all the sparkles! xx

  13. Choc Chip Uru

    I am so sold on Toronto right now… Gotta get a job and bye a ticket 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  14. stephanie hrbacekq

    …”and also you aren’t allowed to work in the sex trade.” you are so witty : ) i love reading about your adventures, hannah! thank you : )

    Kensington Markets, Toronto

  15. Cindy

    Artistic genius. 🙂

  16. Ashley

    Aaah, Canada! My aunt from Canada is actually down with us at the moment, while you are up there!

    Your post is making me think I am due for a visit to my cousins up that way soon though. Hmmm. Hmmm!

    And SPARKLIES. Surely sex trade workers aren’t the only ones who should be able to have sparklies? Surely?

  17. Ali

    What a great post! I went to Toronto many years ago, and it was somewhere I have never been keen on going back to, but you made it sound so very exciting! I love your pics of Kensington markets and the farmer’s markets….maybe had I gone to either of them, I would have a different opinion of Toronto! Enjoy your stay in Canada…I’ve used my two-year visa there and it is a fabulous country 🙂

  18. penny aka jeroxie

    Can you tell that I am super jealous now? I love Canada and Toronto has freaking awesome food.

  19. Ricki

    I am SO glad you’re enjoying TO as much as you are! Too bad about that dress, though. 😉

  20. Sarah B @ Bake + Bike

    YAY how long are you here for? Glad you have found Kensington and I most definitely think you should buy that sparkly, sparkly dress before you leave 🙂 Have you eaten at Hibiscus on Augusta Ave? It’s a delightful little place with the best hearty salad bowls.

  21. keishua

    Toronto looks like a might good time! I’ve always wanted to go there.

  22. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    I am so glad you are loving Toronto 🙂 Are you planning on staying for a while?? I certainly hope so! Seems like you’ve discovered a few of Toronto’s gems already- can’t wait to hear about more of your adventures here 🙂

  23. Nicole

    I’m so happy you’re falling in love with Toronto already! I hope the love is strong enough to last you through the winter.

  24. ChopinandMysaucepan

    Dear Hannah,

    When I read the title and started scrolling down, it was almost “shock horror” that I am not seeing any pics of chocolates. Alas, it appears. LOL.

    I think that read dress would love brilliant on you besides. it’s going to be summer in Oz soon 🙂

  25. Emma

    It’s good that you’ll be in Toronto for the winter…. it’s much warmer there overall than some of these northern US states, so it seems like the place for you to be:) Less chilly toesies, more tasty squashies!

    Ack, CN Tower. Frightening memories of standing on top of the see-through segment inside the tower, looking towards the ground, as annoying teenage boys jumped up and down as hard as they could in a circle around me. Sad scary!

  26. Winston

    Hehehe… Your “lists” never fail to make me smile. And love how it’s always told in funny picture story form. One question, I’m not so big on the sparkles (it’d be funny if I were), so could the love of sparkles be translated into sprinkles (like 100s & 1000s)? If that’s the case, sign me up! And I love how you make it sound like an instruction when you ask us to “resist” or “become swept up” hahahah. You funny person, you.

  27. Heather @ Sweetly Raw

    Ooh Toronto! Such a great Canadian city. Ummm that red dress is the best thing ever!!!! Love Live, esp their cocktails 🙂 ChocSol?! Never heard of this!!! Can’t wait till your next stop is in my town xo

  28. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake

    I would love to visit Canada…my best friend said it’s her most favourite place in the world and it certainly looks like a foodie paradise too from your post! 😉

    The tulip cutter is definitely the best idea I’ve seen in a while. Well done! 😀

  29. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    haha! Hannah, oh my (point #2). Major lol (sorry, hate saying lol but it’s so appropriate) at point #9. But yay for the visa! I’d love to have poutine in Canada. I’d love to visit Toronto! Seems like a darn liveable place.
    Heidi xo

  30. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    So it’s a thing? Definitely there for two years? That’s amazing. Can’t wait to hear all your adventures. A visit totally could happen! Maybe. Oh so many places to visit……I wish I could just escape work & travel the world right now. As much as I like it, I hate being tied down!
    Heidi xo

  31. Louise

    Oh YAY, I’m nearly caught up, and get to see your almost contemporaneous life. I lived in Edmonton and Vancouver, but probably before you are born. Both great cities. I never got to Toronto sadly. It looks great. I laughed at the immigration man, but was saddened by your decision to say no to the dress- it’s fabulous. Acorn squash! I don’t think I’ve ever had that. How wonderful.

  32. theresa

    Aw, damn customs officials and their restrictions – imagine your life with that sparkly red dress! I am so so glad Toronto fits you! It’s a gorgeous city. Want me to facebook introduce you to two former Melbourne-vegans (still vegan, formerly of Melbourne) who live there?

  33. Sig

    So beautiful and it’s making me fall in love just that little bit too. Those ghost cookies are adorable!!

    Wishing you could have gotten at least ONE photo of you in red dress 😀

  34. jac

    Love point 9. Very cute.

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