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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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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'toes'. Kitty and human toes . . . . Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at A Life, Lived
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I know exactly what you are thinking - 'Jerry has lost his mind, peaches and tomatoes don't go together'. Ahhhhh . . . but you'd be wrong! It turns out that they go together famously Who knew? Paul and I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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I have been having some tech problems . . . apparently I need a kid! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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At this time of the year I generally have plenty of eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes so ratatouille often crops up on the menu. I wanted to do something a bit different so I tried this tart from the folks at... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
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It's almost Labour Day and that means one thing - our 5th Annual camping trip Ontario's sunset coast! It won't belong until we are enjoying this . . . Ah . . . I can't wait! Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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I confess that when Paul first suggested this recipe I wasn't too excited about it. I love grilled halibut but the thought covering the yummy fish with blueberry salsa turned me off. Nonetheless, he persevered and when I came home... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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SIGH I can not deny it any longer. At first it was the proliferation of back to school sales. Then the nights started to cool down more. Finally the sun is setting before 8 PM for the first time since... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'public'. This was a public toilet for men in Amsterdam. When you're used to private, fully enclosed spots in which to do your business it was a bit shocking. I was also curious with... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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We had some good news yesterday. Paul, who has been out of work since Target created the biggest retail fiasco in Canadian history and tossed tens of thousands of workers on the street, was hired on the spot for a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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I saw these online and had to share. :-) Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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We had an amazing long weekend in Ellicottville. The condo we rented was amazing . . . I did lots of walking. The gardens were great (this was in the arboretum near the condo). I enjoyed walking around the town.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Because last week was our Annual Meeting there was a bit more news coverage of our actions than normal . . . like this editorial cartoon in the Hamilton Spectator. SIGH Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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We make a promise to the young men and women who we send around the world on combat missions: you put yourself in harms way for the sake of the greater good when (if?) you come home we will take... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'beard'. Michelangelo’s Moses has a complicated and difficult history. Like the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to design and construct his tomb in 1505. Typical of renaissance era popes,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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The past week has been crazy busy with the Annual Meeting at work. To help us recover, two colleagues and I planned a long weekend away. We're heading to a well known ski destination across the border. Of course we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Cat owners will get this . . . Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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This image will be well represented in thousands of photo collections this year. Toronto placed this sign in front of the reflecting pond by city hall for the PanAm Games. As can sometimes happen this sign, meant as a temporary... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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For the past 15 years Jackson-Triggs winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake has sponsored an outdoor amphitheatre concert series during the summer months. The ampitheatre is built into the side of a hill adjacent to the vineyard. There are only about 400 seats... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Next week is our annual meeting for work. This means the prospect of a very busy week stuck in a large convention centre listening to debate and speeches. Generally a VERY long week. It has become traditional for us to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at A Life, Lived
Wow - love the flavour combination in this . . . right up my alley! Of course, I'd have to try it with anchovies just to see . . .
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I know Sandi. I'd happily brave those 100 degree temperatures to sit and listen to those happy sounds right now . . .
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2015 on Photo Hunt - Kid at A Life, Lived
he did a good job with this one. OK. He does a great job with anything he makes. Sadly (?) he has a job interview on Monday - my days of having a home chef might be coming to an end.
It's interesting that you say that about the Bess Crawford mysteries Marta. My mom said much that same thing. I'm devouring the Ian Rutledge ones but will hold off on the other series. I agree with you about the fascinating way each one explores a different aspect of the 'Great' war.