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Tiny Tuesday: Taking the Train to Toronto

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Jenn and I spent a week in Toronto, visiting friends. Already, our Tumblr sub-blog “Bits, Bites, and Beavers” has been loaded with snapshots of things food we came across on our various wanders in the “Big Smoke.”

We are presently putting together blog posts on the Korean dishes we tried, sights and sounds from the Conscious Food Festival, and, of course, our lusciously rich dinner at the Black Hoof(923 Dundas Street W.).

In the meantime, here is something I found myself remarking to Jenn about on the train to Toronto.

First, when we are exhausted and looking to escape, Jenn and I usually travel somewhere by train. I don’t have to drive and, even in economy class, VIA makes power outlets available and offers complementary WIFI.

On our trip to Toronto, we saw what I think is the entire spectrum of mobile productivity.

The Laptop, supplemented by a Smart Phone

The Laptop, supplemented by a Smart Phone

The Netbook, tethered to a Smart Phone for Internet Access

The Netbook, tethered to a Smart Phone for Internet Access

The Tablet, an iPad 1 I Rescued from Upgrade Obscurity

The Tablet, an iPad 1 I Rescued from Upgrade Obscurity

And then there’s Jenn, who rather enjoys turning the paper pages of a book, something that has unlimited battery life when it comes to readability.

Old School, Pen and Paper

Old School, Pen and Paper

Now, on the subject of VIA1 food, we have written about it previously.

Breakfast of French Toast Soldiers, hash browns, microwaved scrambled eggs, bacon, and fruit

Breakfast of French Toast Soldiers, hash browns, microwaved scrambled eggs, bacon, and fruit

Click here for our thoughts on the subject.

So…how do you keep productive on a long haul trip?

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Mild-mannered IT professional by day and food blogger by night, I founded foodiePrints with a single intention, to share my love of all things food. My first post shared a recipe. Many followed. Eventually, I learned Ottawa prepares and serves great food. Thereafter, I started meeting restaurateurs, chefs, cooks, farmers, and other local producers, all good people. Ideas for food-related content swirled in my head. foodiePrints grew into a place to put them. From exploring foreign and domestic cuisines to shopping for exotic ingredients and cobbling together my takes on dishes in my meager kitchen, there are stories to tell. Welcome to foodiePrints. Here, you will find stories about food and drink, cooking, and eating in Canada’s capital. Be it food-related or just food-for-thought, I hope you find something tasty here.

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jenn

Gee Don, your iPad might be cooler, but my lil book is way cuter. =P

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