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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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Hope everyone has a brilliant start to the year tomorrow . . . Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'youth'. One of the great things to do whilst in Italy is to hang out in a piazza cafe and watch youth (by age or attitude) at play . . . Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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The traditional Portuguese kale and potato soup inspired this delicious country–style dish. It's especially welcome in the winter months when kale is at its peak. You might be wondering - why the heck is Jerry posting a hot soup recipe... Continue reading
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Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Aromatic basil, sometimes called Italian basil, is fundamental to Mediterranean cooking. But on the other side of the world, in Thailand, another basil variety is equally essential. For a more authentic version of this dish, seek out Thai basil, which... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Next weekend is our annual camping trip on the shores of Lake Huron. We have been busy making plans for our 4th annual trek to the Sunset Coast. Here are some pics from previous visits. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Jeans a little snug? Here's recipe to make your body, as well as your palate, happy; the dish leaves you content, and tummy full without adding a ton of calories or fat. If you've never roasted broccoli you're in for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Halibut is a great fish for grilling for many reasons. It is easily available year round, relatively inexpensive, easy to grill and lends itself to almost any flavor. This mild flavored, white fish has a kind of versatility you won't... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'engage'. Ok, is it just me or these themes getting crazy hard? Come on Sandi . . .give us some moderate ones next. LOL When we hiked in Rocky Mountain National Park we came... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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Usually when I post something that we have cooked there is a wee story behind how it got to our table. This recipe is strange in that I don't know how I would have found it and thought 'mmmmm' that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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A few weeks ago our weekly CSA shipment included some fresh dill. Since there is always a cucumber and some garlic in the box I started craving something Greek - dill and cucumber being key ingredients in many Greek recipes.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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A friend of mine was in Ottawa recently and posted some pics form her visit on Facebook. It got me thinking about some of my treks to the nation's capital. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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On one of our shopping trips in the states we picked up some ham steaks that were a great buy. It has been our experience that American ham is more flavourful than what we can get at home - I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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This story caught my attention the other day. Many people think of chess as a calm, thoughful activity. . . Chess Olympiad comes to grim end as player dies mid-game A major international chess tournament in northern Norway ended on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'curse'. Graffiti is a curse in Italy (this from the walls of the Accademia gallery where Michaelangelo's David is displayed). If you know Italian you know that there is a curse in the writing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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Our basil has been growing out of control this summer. Actually, it grows out of control EVERY summer. It appears that we have found the perfect spot for it to grow. I'm not complaining since the period of time where... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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I know that some folks get depressed about turing 50. I have decided to embrace it! My 50th is on July 14th and I am determined to enjoy a drink on the 14th of every month to celebrate this new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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I was searching for ways to use up the zucchini delivered in our CSA when I found this recipe on the Simply Recipes blog. Elise declared that they were 'the best zucchini muffins ever.' Now I've never had a zucchini... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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For some reason I've been thinking of last summer's trip to Cape Cod. Ahhhhh- I can't wait to go back in a year. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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We have some kale in every CSA delivery. You can bet that I am always search for new ways to eat it. This recipe was from the folks at Food and Wine magazine - in it kale iscombined with quinoa.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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The second week of August sees 100s of educators from across Ontario gathering in Toronto to debate motions, set direction, and pass the budget for ETFO. As staff we have assigned tasks for the event (I am social media) but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'lacy'. I envision many shots of wedding dresses or Victoria Secret adverts. I will go in a different direction. This is Queen Anne's Lace. Queen Anne's Lace, also called "Wild Carrot," is a common... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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We had some good friends over for dinner a few weeks - the plan was a simple BBQ. Of course, nothing is every quite 'simple' at chez Jerry and Paul but dinner was less extravagant than usual. We grilled some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at A Life, Lived