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JDeQ
Burlington, Ontario
eating, drinking, laughing, travelling . . . living life to the fullest!
Interests: Travel, food, drink, books, current events, politics, art, theatre, movies, music - life really!
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I haven't posted a cat video for awhile. My friend Wendy posted this on my facebook page . . . Continue reading
Posted 19 hours ago at A Life, Lived
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I confess to having struggled with my recipe for this month's Cooking Light Virtual Super Club. The theme was St. Patrick’s Day and I was to bring an appetizer. Long-time followers will know that we celebrate St. Patrick's Day every... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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A pic from Burano popped upon my facebook feed over the weekend and it immediately got me thinking of the day Paul and I spent there in June. Burano is a small island in the lagoon about an hour by... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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It is hard to believe that these rules existed but they did. . . Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
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On Friday as I was stuck in traffic coming home from the office I sent Paul a message saying 'plan something for tomorrow that gets us out of the house'. As we close in on a record of the most... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'brush'. I took this pic at the Denver Art Museum . . . Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Wow. I was completely unprepared for the attention this received when I posted a picture of the finished casserole on my facebook page. Within a short period of time there were many comments and within a week 12 of my... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Waaaaaaaayyy back in 2009 this recipe was published in the LCBO Food and Drink magazine. I duly cut it out and placed it in the piles of other interesting things to try . . .and never did. The other week... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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With the weather being so gross lately we've been searching for jokes and things to laugh about in order to cope. Here is how Canadians cope with winter weather compared to the rest of the world: Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Yes, still in the depths of winter here. I find I am looking at my summer pics on a regular basis. It helps me cope. :-) Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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11-year-old Rowan Hansen's frustration with the lack of female superheroes led her to write a letter to DC Comics, telling them: "I love your comics, but I would love them a lot more if there were more girls... Please do... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Pork and cabbage are a classic combination, as are pork and apples. Put the three together, and you get something really amazing. We had apples and cabbage to use up from our CSA box and plenty of pork chops in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'wheel'. A few years ago my friends Palma and Sandi, and I visited Bologna, Italy. While we were wandering the city we would often see this wheeled flower truck on the street. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Fall flavours abound in this dish from Chef Jason Parsons, from the maple glazing the salmon to the butternut squash and sage in the risotto. Jason is the chef at Peller Estates winery and appears from time to time on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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This recipe was inspired apparently by the popular Thai Crunch Salad served at California Pizza Kitchen. It's made with crisp Napa cabbage, crunchy vegetables and edamame but it's the creamy peanut dressing -- flavored with ginger, garlic, lime and honey... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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I was struck recently by this image ... I had read about this disproportionate distribution of the world's wealth but it was not until I saw this image that it really hit home . . . This is the source... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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This post is convoluted. It started with this image: This was a detail on a mosaic we saw in Ephesus during a stop there while we were on our cruise in 2009. Here are some other shots from our visit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Today is Flag Day in Canada and we are recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Flag. Mind you, one wouldn't know this when you consider the lack of fanfare from Ottawa. It's odd for a Prime Minister who delights... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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When we were planning our Valentine's Day dinner menu Paul decided that he wanted Indian food. I suspect it is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think 'Valentine's Day' nonetheless it was what he wanted so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'cherished'. This should be easy but it is not . . .mainly because I am surrounded by things and individuals I cherish for a gazillion different reasons . . . how does one select... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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A few weeks ago we noticed that the apples we had in the fruit cellar were getting a bit soft. We also noticed that the potatoes we have been receiving in the CSA were growing in number. When I realize... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Harper once stated that people wouldn't recognize Canada when he was through with it. One of the areas where the change has been the most pronounced is in the area of our international reputation. During the latter part of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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A teacher asked her students to draw a picture and write about what teachers did when they were not at school . . . It's true! Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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We have decided to spend a few days in Paso Robles prior to heading to San Francisco to celebrate Paul's birthday. I booked our rental house last week and have started researching wineries to visit and things to do. We... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Yesterday I wrote about the weekly deliveries of sweet potato in our CSA. Today's recipe features another regular 'visitor' - turnip. Turnip is a tricky thing for me - we had it regularly as a child and I HATED it!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at A Life, Lived