Rainbow Corn Salad

IMG_2161This picture does not do this salad justice. After finding the original recipe on Pinterest, I decided to try it for myself (with some substitutions of course).

What’s unique about this simple recipe is the fact that the corn gives it its sweet taste while the red (or purple) onion gives it a spicy kick.

Overall, I have really enjoyed eating the colourful summer salad for lunch and I am excited to share this recipe with you.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Corn (canned or frozen are good)
  • Half of a red (or purple) onion diced
  • 1 sweet bell pepper (green, red, orange or yellow) diced
  • 1/4 of a Cucumber diced
  • A slice of a hot pepper (scotch bonnet or jalapeno)
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of oil (olive or vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Lemon or Lime Juice

Instructions

  • Combine the diced onions, bell pepper, cucumber together
  • Heat a pan up with the oil, slice of hot pepper, lemon/lime juice and the black pepper
  • Add corn into pan and stir for 2-4 minutes
  • Combine seasoned corn into bowl with the other ingredients
  • Chill in the fridge and serve!

 

I hope that you try this simple and tasty recipe this summer and that it is as good for you as it was for me!

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My Lilac Tree

Something that many people know about me is that I love my backyard. My lilac tree is one of my favourite things about my backyard, especially when its in full bloom and smelling just so lovely.

 

Floral Typography at Yorkdale Mall

Today, as I was walking through Yorkdale Mall, I noticed this new signage where the Sears store used to be. It is a cute Yorkdale logo written with aritfical flowers to match the new slogan “Where fashion grows, style blossoms”. I thought it was kind of cool that they were able to tie the slogan into the design of the logo. image

Rainbow Glazed Nights on Instagram!!!

Hey guys! I decided to make an Instagram page to associate with this blog. I have always loved taking pictures of my adventures through and around Toronto and I wanted another place/way to express that. I don’t get to write posts on here as frequently as I used to, so this will be a cool way for you all to keep up with the blog in a different way. Anyways you can follow me HERE! for more fun and adventures. You can always view my pictures on the side bar with the new Instagram widget I installed.

Happy April 1st! (No, this is not a joke).

 

Follow Here! https://www.instagram.com/rainbowglazednights/

Lover Come Back

“I’ll never be as good as I’d like to be
Eternally restless refusing to believe
But I think that we missed our connection
I wanted to feel your affection
Until my final days”

The first time I heard this song, I kind of teared up a bit. It was as if I could hear my heart actually breaking through the melancholy of the music. Each verse meant something to me. Each line was relevant. While this song makes me feel less than happy, it also makes me feel calm and find introspection. Its as if it provides an understanding of my feelings that I would not have acquired on my own. Its deeper than whats on the surface.

I don’t know if it is scary, you know, to find a song that explains your feelings with clarity or to be able to identify with something so deeply at a time that it doesn’t even seem feasible.

Every so often, Dallas Green is able to tap into my emotions and activate my tear ducts. This song has definetly created one of those moments. Whether or not you identify with this song in anyway, you will be able to find some kind of appreciation for it.

Leave the Night On

In honour of Sam Hunt performing in Toronto last night (and me living vicariously through my friends) I have decided to post another one of my favourite Sam Hunt songs, Leave the Night On. Leave the Night On is a fun and upbeat song about having a good old fun time.  There is also the element of young love in there as well. There is really nothing much else to it. It is fun and catchy; you’re sure to stay dancing.

 

My Eyes Adored You

Last week Tuesday, I saw the theatre production of Jersey boys for the first time. Let me tell you, I was absolutely blown away for many reasons.

  1. I knew many of these songs, but I never knew who they were by
  2. The Four Seasons are actually a four person group of men and they are not named Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall
  3. Frankie Valli has the most perfect falsetto
  4. The songs are revolutionary and have actually changed my musical interests (for the meantime)
  5. Drew Seeley from the High School Musical Concert/Film was in the play so I got to see an actor that I grew up watching in person.

Of all of the songs I heard that night, My Eyes Adored You, truly stood out to me. It is a beautiful song about a boy who falls in love with a girls beauty and is enticed to know more about her from her appearance. Something about her draws him to her and has to be with her. I just really liked the way it was sung on stage. It captivated my attention and truly engaged me in the works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Next stop, Seeing Valli live on stage and maybe watching Jersey Boys again.