Girls Weekend in Toronto

At the end of February the ladies in our family planned a girls weekend in Toronto. Mom, Jen and Al drove up on a Saturday morning and we started the day off with brunch at a place called ‘The Hole in the Wall’ in the Junction. The food was delicious (nothing measures a brunch place better than trying the eggs benedict) and we also splurged on mimosas made with freshly squeezed orange juice! From there we walked down to Dundas station and took the streetcar to Kensington Market. We wandered around for a while and then walked to a cafe across from the AGO. Even though we discovered it was only one hour until closing, we decided to check out the AGO. Back at my place I cooked dinner for us and we hung around and had our typical van Overbeeke discussions (aka lengthy debates where in the end we have to agree to disagree ;) ). My roommate Susan came home while we were battling it out and was almost afraid to cut in to say hello! She told me later though that she admires our intensity…lol! Yup, sounds like my family! I’m glad we decided to be intentional and get together between the normal holidays!


The following day Jen and Mom went to church with me. After the service they headed home and I went and had dim sum with my small group at a place called the Crown Princess. This was only my second time having dim sum and it was delicious! Dim sum is a Cantonese dish that has its history as bite sized food that accompanied tea in teahouses that were established along the Silk Road. Today it is still prepared as a type of brunch. A great part about it is that you eat at a huge round table and the food comes gradually as you eat and commune together. Another great weekend!


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