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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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A few weeks ago my virtual friend Kayte posted the latest in her Wednesday with Donna Hay cooking group. I knew as soon as I read the post that I'd have to try this. The picture of the meatballs, covered... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at A Life, Lived
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A friend of mine sent me this the other day . . . which of these are you? Personally I think I am a blend of 'the list maker' and the 'perpetuator'. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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Well, SOME charities.. . more later. I saw this over the weekend and was struck by how this vile lesson of history seems to flow through much of modern politics. It seems as if many political movements of the last... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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On the weekend one of my facebook friends who lives in Alaska posted about how she was overwhelmed with the cold and snow. She was attempting to cope with the vile weather with some Grappa she had bought at an... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
Thanks for popping by on photohunt Saturday!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Photo Hunt - Fan at A Life, Lived
Indeed. I am thinking about the week-long tour of Piemonte for a retirement treat in a few years!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Bluone Tours - 1995 - 2015 at A Life, Lived
I thought that the presentation rocked as well Kayte. Evidence yet again that sometimes the unplanned kitchen disaster can yield good results.
I've always said that I have varied tastes in foods. LOL
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Hashbrown Casserole at A Life, Lived
I confess that the actual site was not all that thrilling . . . it is a parking lot and all - the guide really made this stop on teh tour come alive. Thanks for popping by on photo hunt Saturday.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Photo Hunt - Shelter at A Life, Lived
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Paul and I have been trying to add some variety to our meals including one meat-free meal each week. This has proven to be a challenge for me because I am basically a big, ol' carnivore. LOL The other day... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
My italian friends would cringe but apparently you can make a baked risotto . . . similar textures and flavours without all of that stirring! LOL
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Stir-fries are a perfect weeknight dinner solution, as they cook quickly and are versatile.I don't know about you but when I drag myself home after a long day of work that last thing I want to do is to spend... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'fan'. I just happened to find this pic while searching for something for this week's hunt - the ceiling fan in the cottage we rented on Cape Cod. It was incredible hot while we... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
Dante often does some of these things in the bathroom ... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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I saw a post on facebook that informed me of this anniversary. This year Bluone Cooking Tours in Italy celebrates its 20th Anniversary. If you have dreamed of visiting Italy, come and celebrate with them this year! I've done a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Scallop potatoes have long been a favourite of mine - it was one of those classic childhood dishes that mom excelled at making. No matter how much I try I have never been able to capture her recipe. In fairness,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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I was thinking again about my Berlin trip. One of the interesting things about the city was the way the Berlin wall had such a huge and unintended impact on the modern city. The wall was huge - 155 km... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Continuing with concerns with the current Canadian government.. . One of the hallmarks of good government (no, they is not meant as hyperbole) is that experts are consulted prior to decisions being made or policy implemented. In a democracy we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Any other Cracker Barrel fans here? If we spot an outpost of this southern comfort cooking chain on our US travels we'll often stop in. The Barrel isn't a spot for fine dining. Hell, it isn't a spot for diets.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at A Life, Lived
For sure. I am more nervous about some of the non-Muslim folks I have met. ARGH
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2015 on Something to Think About at A Life, Lived
Dora -the wine addds another layer of flavour (of course the alcohol is all cooked off). Kayte - did Mark assist with that Donna Hay recipe then? LOL
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2015 on Creamy Mushroom Beef Stroganoff at A Life, Lived
LOL @ Freda. Thanks for popping by on photohunt Saturday.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2015 on Photo Hunt - Superfluous at A Life, Lived
Very sad Katie.Iactualy don't agree with all that C Hebdo has done/said/shown over the years but I respect their right to do so.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2015 on Je Suis Charlie at A Life, Lived
Katie - you can make your own wrappers. I made them once . . . it wasn't a hard thing. I remember that the recipe made a TON likely why I have not made them since. :-) Sandi, Sandi, Sandi, surely by now you have come to understand what a twisted mind I have? LOL
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2015 on New Year's Tapas at A Life, Lived
Thanks for popping by on photo hunt Saturday! We had a great Christmas full of laughter with family and friends. What more could you want?
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2015 on Photo Hunt - Present at A Life, Lived