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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 know that there are some folks out there who will cringe at calling this 'salsa'; to them salsa is a tomato, onion, pepper mixture. It is savoury - never sweet. They would look on with an amused expression if... Continue reading
Posted 15 minutes ago at A Life, Lived
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When I was in the classroom one of the many joys of the summer was catching up on my reading. I gather books year round but they'd pile up waiting for some time to dig deep into the pages. This... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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We're off to Letchworth State park on the weekend. I figured I'd head back to our last camping trip in the US for Travel Tuesdays. I just hope we forgo the torrential downpours this year! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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After yesterday's heart attack of a casserole (but oh so yummy) I thought I would post something a bit more healthy. OK. A LOT more healthy! Fish tacos are one of those amazing things we have to have every time... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This ladies and gentleman is a casserole of pure comfort. I do not believe that there are any redeeming nutritional qualities about it but oh my, it is good! I made this last week while we had houseguests, I doubled... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'stop'. I took this pic when I was in the Okanagan valley this spring. I love how someone made this stop sign political (Stephen Harper is the current Canadian Prime Minister and we hope... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Clafoutis is a baked custard like cake that originated in the countryside of central France. It is a rustic dish that is simple to make and tastes so good that people will believe you slaved in the kitchen for hours.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Summer is in full swing, so that means we're still happily swimming in salads over here. This one is hearty with a nice protein boost from all the beans. Garbanzos (although I opened a can of the wrong ones so... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This goes on the list of the best thing I have made in awhile. Yes Joanne, I made it before we went to California - no desserts for me now. :-( Dessert bans aside - if you can get your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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It feels as if the gates have hell have opened up and released devilish heat as I prepare this post . . . as a result I've decided to post some pics of cooling water and ocean breezes for Travel... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at A Life, Lived
I've heard that kale can be challenging to grow - which seems counterintuitive since it seems to be everywhere these days.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Chopped Summer Kale Salad at A Life, Lived
It is more stunning in person - I can't visit the area without popping in.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Photo Hunt - Cross at A Life, Lived
LOL - I know. Perfect for animal lovers.
It was a lot of fun. We devoured the cake so I guess it fit the bill as well. :-)
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Birthday Celebrations at A Life, Lived
Thanks for the birthday wishes - it was a great day!
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on They Made it .. . at A Life, Lived
No, the cats certainly didn't look stressed at all. I am not sure if they could have been more relaxed.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Travel Tuesdays - Athens at A Life, Lived
No Sandi, we were definitely not looking as cool an collected. ;-)
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Photo Hunt - Elegant at A Life, Lived
I know- the places we go to in Chinatown in Toronto are good but it is just not the same.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on A Dim Sum Feast in SF at A Life, Lived
Yes, it was a great trip. I wish I had another one in the planning stages to help with the transition back to work . . .
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on SIGH at A Life, Lived
We were like that as well- been all around city hall but never inside. We were glad to correct that.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on San Francisco City Hall at A Life, Lived
It sure was a wonderful spot. I can't believe that we have always missed it.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Golden Gate Park Rose Gardens at A Life, Lived
Good food and great service - I haven't seen a place all set up with service centres distributed throughout the restaurant to assist the servers in years. They even brought the food out in a giant heated cart.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Sausalito at A Life, Lived
The lavender was amazing - a sight I haven't seen since I was in France.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Matanzas Creek Winery at A Life, Lived
It sure wasn't peaceful when we were there. What a crowd. It was far more relaxing when we went in March years ago. I read recently that people will need a ticket in the future to access the park to try and control the crowds.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Muir Woods at A Life, Lived
Upset tummy aside I'm glad that we made our way from one end to the other - it is a great thing to say that you have done!
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Turning 40 in San Francisco at A Life, Lived