Blissdom Ultimate Foodie Excursion – Wander Through Kensington w/ Lex

As part of the Blissdom Ultimate Foodie Excursion I led a tour through Kensington Market Sunday Morning. We did the tour after a great breakfast at Caplansky’s &before heading down to Longo’s MLS for the the Cuisinart Soup Challenge. What an honour to be invited to do this.Thank you Emma, it was great fun!

You can see some of the photos and tweets that came out of the tour and the following Soup Challenge in the slideshow below.
Alexa Clark leading Kensington Market Tour photo by Krista House

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Blissdom Kensington Market Tour

As part of the Blissdom Ultimate Foodie Excursion I led a tour through Kensington Market Sunday Morning. We did the tour after a great breakfast at Caplansky’s &before heading down to Longo’s MLS for the the Cuisinart Soup Challenge. What an honour to be invited to do this.Thank you Emma, it was great fun!

Storified by Alexa Clark · Mon, Oct 22 2012 08:15:05

Emma & ZaneLexnGer
On my way to Toronto for the #CuisinartCA foodie excursion. It’s going to be a fun day! #BlissDomCaKathy Sima
Breakfast at @caplansky ‘s!MBA Mama
First stop on the foodie tour…. @caplansky Smells sooooo good! #BlissdomCAMerry120
Having bfast with @caplansky ! We are some lucky ladies 🙂 Thank you !!!Ashley P
@Caplansky Happy to be here for the #BlissDomCA foodie excursion!Mrs January
Hello @Caplansky This morning just got a whole lot yummier.Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
Breakfast at @caplansky – smoked meat ftw @ Caplansky’s Deli http://instagr.am/p/RC9rqeMY9F/Emma W
Then the food started coming – plate after plate after yummy plate!
You wish you were me. @Caplansky at the foodie excursion. #blissdomca http://pic.twitter.com/m5s6jkWPRebecca Cuneo Keenan
The leaning tower of Caplansky ! YUM ! @caplansky http://yfrog.com/kf3jbpnjAshley P
Having breakfast with @DomesticMamaAsh @MBAMamaMusings @Merry120 @kristahouse @alexaclark at @caplansky. #BlissDomCaphdinparenting
Listening to @caplansky’s story. Amazing food. I’m gonna need a nap after breakfast. http://instagr.am/p/RDAzCJktdg/Krista House
Leave me some French toast, people @ Caplansky’s Deli http://instagr.am/p/RDBNxxsY_l/Emma W
Love hearing the @caplansky story. Food was amazing. My fave breakfast dishes were the sm @ Caplansky’s Deli http://instagr.am/p/RDBaZyExoV/Merry120
The smoked meat @Caplansky is a two-week handcrafted process. And worth it! Especially mixed with eggs after a party night. #blissdomcaEmma Waverman
And we are off on our walkabout. #blissdomca #foodies http://instagr.am/p/RDFImYEtQn/Krista House
After we had a filling and flavourful breakfast, complete with stories from Zane, we headed down into the market for a tour. It was fun hearing everyone’s family stories and watching the market open up around us as we wandered and talked.
Being a tourist in my own city with @alexclark in Kensington Market. #BlissdomCAEmma W
Gorgeous mural at Augusta + Oxford in Toronto. #BlissDomCa http://lockerz.com/s/254964413phdinparenting
I’m learning a lot! RT @emma_willer: Being a tourist in my own city with @alexclark in Kensington Market. #BlissdomCAEmma Waverman
A picture is worth a thousand critics #kensingtonmarket #blissdomca http://instagr.am/p/RDGA8DsYzo/Emma W
@kristahouse: #blissdomca @alexaclark is leading the foodie tour. She is a wealth of foodie/toronto information. http://instagr.am/p/RDGOIhEtRy/Krista House
Lettuce Knit #kensingtonmarket #blissdomca http://instagr.am/p/RDHJ_DsY0p/Emma W
Grilled cheese! #toronto #BlissDomCa http://lockerz.com/s/254967006phdinparenting
Words of wisdom from Kensington Market #BlissDomCa http://instagr.am/p/RDHnAUsu_p/Kathy Sima
@alexaclark Awesome tour – You’re a pro at this !Ashley P
Cirque du Poulet …..Hilarious! http://instagr.am/p/RDKV71ExgT/Merry120
Feeling very lucky to get to explore a bit of Toronto today! Having @alexaclark as a tour guide is amazing! #BlissdomCAMerry120
#BlissDomCA Foodie walk is making me hungry. http://pic.twitter.com/7qWZasi8Mrs January
“@emma_willer: Shoes in the air #kensingtonmarket #blissdomca http://instagr.am/p/RDKq3WsY4R/”Mrs January
Thanks @alexaclark for the tour of Kensington Market. Very interesting! #BlissDomCa #CuisinartCAKathy Sima
@littlemissmocha Same!!!! I am loving my #foodie excursion! #BlissdomCAMerry120
Thank you to the lovely @alexaclark for a fab foodie tour of Kensington Market #BlissdomCAMardi
Thank you all for your kind words. It was a joy to explore the market with each of you!
We even saw the CN Tower Edge walk crew up on the tower!
We can see you edge walkers!!! Go @CocktailDeeva. WOO HOO! #BlissDomCa http://lockerz.com/s/254979660phdinparenting
After our tour of Kensington Market we headed down to Longo’s Market at Maple Leaf Square (a place I have spent a lot of time ;->) for the Cuisinart Soup Off. 5 teams with $ 5 and40 minutes to produce the best soup. Fantastic fun!
At @longosmarket for the #CuisinartCA #soupoff #blissdomca http://instagr.am/p/RDOjP2KZJ1/Mardi
Getting ready for the #SoupOff at @longos for the #Blissdom foodie experience. #CuisinartcaMerry120
About to join a #soupoff @Longos and my team’s looking to me for leadership. Ruh roh. #CuisinartCARebecca Cuneo Keenan
#soupoff at @LongosMarkets Cauliflower soup yummynoshrinkingviola
#blissdomCa @cuisinartca @longosmarket Got our goodies for the soup challenge! http://pic.twitter.com/mMnsUxWhMrs January
Shopping for our #cuisinartca #soupoff challenge at #Longosmarket @ Longo’s Maple Leaf Square http://instagr.am/p/RDRZ9Tsu4z/Kathy Sima
And they’re off! This #soupoff team is making a gourmet tomato soup http://pic.twitter.com/GwemKquSAmber Cordeiro
@lucywaverman giving one of of #blissdomca #soupoff teams some tips! Looks like this team is making sweet potato soup http://pic.twitter.com/HqT4u3OTAmber Cordeiro
An Asian inspired #soupoff recipe – lemongrass, coconut milk, vermicelli, carrots, bean sprouts and lime! Yum http://pic.twitter.com/RQLt3jLwAmber Cordeiro
Who will win? Cauliflower & cheese or tomato or sweet potato or thai veg? @LongosMarkets for a crazy #soupoff. #CuisinartCaEmma Waverman
At the #CuisinartCA #soupoff and @lucywaverman complimented my knife skills. See kids? I CAN cook. @LongosRebecca Cuneo Keenan
Smells so good in here with the aromatics simmering away in the #CuisinartCa blenders at @LongosMarkets! #blissdomCA #soupoffEmma Waverman
At the #blissdomca #cuisinartca #soupoff with @lucywaverman @rebeccakeenan @genuinejenn @raeica @longosmarket http://pic.twitter.com/ACb7XjQzHeather Lochner
Here’s @lucywaverman chatting about recipe writing @longosmarkets #soupoff #blissdomca http://instagr.am/p/RDWFxvKZCM/Mardi
Indian-Spiced Sweet Potato and Apple Soup @Longos #CuisinartCA #soupoff Boo ya! http://pic.twitter.com/pVe5X1j5Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
Indian spiced sweet potato apple soup. #soupoff recipe http://pic.twitter.com/GfEUBzsdAmber Cordeiro
Cheesy cauliflower soup for #soupoff #cuisinartca #blissdomca @iammrsjanuary @noshrinkingviola http://instagr.am/p/RDaEZZKZGd/Mardi
It’s the #soupoff judging @longosmarkets #cuisinartca #blissdomca http://instagr.am/p/RDaSNCKZGs/Mardi
Huge thanks to @emmawaverman @lucywaverman @alexaclark @LongosMarkets and #CuisinartCA for a fun foodie morning!Mardi
We won, we won….well actually we tied but still! Our wonderful team won a @cuisinartca – with @katsima @mbamammusings #BlissdomCAMerry120
We made Carrot, parsnip and pear soup for the #SoupOff It was so good! #wewon #BlissdomCAMerry120
Such such fun on the foodie excursion this morning. Thks @lucywaverman @emmawaverman @heatheripr #BlissdomCA #CuisinartCaEmma W
Thank you so much for the amazing excursion @emmawaverman. We are all sure we picked the best one. #BlissDomCaphdinparenting
Best excursion EVER! Thanks @emmawaverman @alexaclark @cuisinartca @lucywaverman So fun! #BlissdomCAMerry120
@alexaclark Really enjoyed your Kensington Market tour this morning. Reminds me to make a point of getting down there more often.Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
RT @katsima: The yummy soups the teams made today with the #cuisinartca Soup & Beverage maker. Impressive, no? #blissdomc http://instagr.am/p/RDwvpFsu7j/Emma Waverman
Just got schooled by @lucywaverman may have to go home and tweak the layout of @chefbangerter post… I put too many photos in the recipeAlexa Clark
@alexaclark @lucywaverman @chefbangerter no such thing as too many pics for me! Not for a blog. For a mag, maybe…Craig Pinhey
.@frogspadca the issue @lucywaverman raised was too many photos embedded in the recipe copy makes the recipe hard to read & follow.Alexa Clark
@phdinparenting http://lockerz.com/s/255007316 umm… crazy eyes.Emma Waverman
Best excursion EVER! Thanks @emmawaverman @alexaclark @cuisinartca @lucywaverman So fun! #BlissdomCAMerry120
@alexaclark Really enjoyed your Kensington Market tour this morning. Reminds me to make a point of getting down there more often.Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
Huge thanks to @lucywaverman and @emmawaverman for hosting the #CuisinartCA #soupoff for @BlissDomCanada.Mama_LH
@emmawaverman I will! Thanks again for being a great community leader & excursion organizer!Merry120
I had so much fun on the #BlissDomCa Foodie Excursion today!! Thank you @emmawaverman @lucywaverman @alexaclark @HeatherIPR #CuisinartCAKathy Sima
#CuisinartCA #soupoff @BlissDomCanada success thanks to some creative and fabulous brains @HeatherIPR @AlisonIPR @weewelcome. #getsomerestMama_LH
@emmawaverman who knew parsnip soup would win? #pleasantlysurprisedMama_LH
@BeingMarci Thanks! It was a blast. @emmawaverman @lucywaverman @alexaclark @heatheriprKathy Sima
Such enthusiastic food bloggers. No wonder their blogs R fun to read.@karengreeners @alexaclark @eatlivtravwrite @rebeccakeenan @blissdomcaLucy Waverman
@lucywaverman @karengreeners @alexaclark @eatlivtravwrite @rebeccakeenan It was so great to meet you all!Merry120

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