Dark clouds of charcoal-grey blanket the skies as they have for the past month or so; there's a rumble in the distance and a zig-zagging flash of light that parts the monochromatic scheme... And then, of course, the scent of rain fills our noses and begins to tumble down from the sky all willy-nilly. It soaks the yellow grass and turns the dirt to mud, it flows off the grass and onto the streets uninhibited and it fills the already full rivers until they spill over onto the grass and beyond...
And then, eventually, it stops. Sunshine parts the clouds like the queen she is and dries out the lands, soaks up the rain and returns it to the significantly lighter clouds. The earth is green again, albeit slightly flooded in some places, but lush and green and alive.
Once the sunshine peeks through and as we find ourselves finally saying hello to spring, it's a great time to explore Kensington Market's offerings, particularly of the animal-friendly variety. Wanda's Pie in the Sky is a great casual place to enjoy some vegetable soup, sandwiches and, of course, pie. While the place is often bustling, you and your friend can still manage to find a seat near a window and wait (although not for long!) for the staff to bring you your food. They also make some delicious coffee!
This summer I'm making it my goal to try out new vegan places a couple times a month at least. Despite my status as a graduated university student, I still feel the need to explore every nook and (expensive) cranny in this city.
I am also going to be looking at more of the vegan foodie blogs out there. One my friend showed me is called Lovely Green Lifestyle that appears to offer simple yet yummy looking recipes such as the Quinoa Mung Bean Salad; it also brings us back to some of our favourite food awareness videos like Food Inc.. This blogger creates a montage of the green lifestyle through photos, words and colour.
Once I get my act together, I'd like to start posting photos more frequently on here so come back often and see what's new! Now don't get wet!