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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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With the arrival of fresh, local asparagus in the market we decided to pair some with the shitake mushrooms we receive with our CSA delivery to make this dish. We were both impressed with the results. One of the things... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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A few weeks ago we found some fresh cavatelli in a Toronto Italian market. Cavatelli are a type of pasta. The term cavatelli has two meanings: the most common meaning is small pasta shells that look like miniature hot dog... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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I confess to being a bit shocked to discover that Monday was our 17th Anniversary . . . where the heck have those years gone? I guess that fact that it only seems like months rather than decades is a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
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A friend of mine is heading to Naples (the real Naples in Italy not the Florida version) and I was giving her suggestions of places to go. Of course that got me looking at my pics . . . Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
Another red curry dish - you are killing me here! *smile* We are supposed to have grilled steaks for dinner tonight but I am craving Thai food instead.
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That is unusual for an Ellie Krieger recipe to be confusing - she is generally such a straightforward writer. You're brave for having taken on the challenge.
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Some of our favourite flavours are on that list of ingredients. I know that we would love this one.
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This is a classic Italian recipe - often what young children would eat. To me it just screams 'comfort'.
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Hmmmm - I had a craving for good old fashioned spaghetti and meatballs the other day. Perhaps I can drop some hints for Paul.
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Paella can be a complicated thing - particularly if you lack a giant pan which will fit all of those ingredients in it. I know hat you mean though - it is definitely worth the effort.
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Good for you - I am always nervous with these whole fish recipes and never end up trying them out. I think our problem is that we never know what to do with it once it is cooked. *smile*
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Oh oh - today was not a good day to be looking at this. My craving for baked goods has been triggered.
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This sounds wonderful - so much healthier than the fried version.
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I love sausage rolls. f you are ever looking for another good recipe to try out Jamie Oliver has a great one with caramelized onions. I make it every year for Christmas now.
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I was interested in this when I first flipped through the cookbook. I was worried though about how an Aussie would interpret an American classic. it seems she did OK (although I doubt it is a good as a you can get in a good ol' BBQ joint! *smile*)
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What shame our CSA sweet potatoes have stopped. Where was this when I was looking for interesting ways to use them up? LOL
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Welcome to the kale club! :-) I enjoy kale cooked but a not a huge fan of it in salads. Apparently I need to practice some more.
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Interesting looking sandwich. I have eaten many Bahn Mi sandwiches on our many wanders but have never tried making them at home - the recipes seem so complex for a sandwich. LOL As you know, I am not adverse to complex but for a sandwich . . .?
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I know what you mean about soup making days. Of course, now that we have zipped from winter to summer . . .bypassing spring apparently . . . it seems as if my soup making days are off in the future.
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I agree with you on this one - and have enjoyed it at home myself. Paul made this for dinner not long after we bought the cookbook and we both loved it.
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Yum - love that combination of southern European flavours.
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This sounds very good -I wonder how it would be made with a light tasting fish i.e. sole?
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Work has been CRAZY lately. I think that the only thing that has kept me going is that Paul is out of work - as odd as it is to say; he is likely the only one holding the house... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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It’s never too early to break out your grill even though summer is not officially here. With warm and gorgeous days like this, I just couldn’t wait and had to fire up my grill and made these Southeast Asian chicken... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'mystical'. I found many things about Pompeii to be mystical . . . Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived