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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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Friday was a travel day much like many travel days - started too early, delays, cramped airplane eats, bad food, bad coffee, rude fellow passengers. SIGH The things we go through to get from place A to place B these... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'fix'. I was in Washington DC a number of years ago for a conference. The day we arrived was incredibly windy. The next day crews were out and about fixing the damage. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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This is officially the least planned I have been for any trek in my life. Work has been busier than normal lately and it is all I can do to handle that let alone anything else. Paul has been brilliant... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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I'm leaving tomorrow for a conference with a few vacation days tacked on. I saw this online the other day and it really rang true . . . Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
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On Monday I shared a great recipe for beans we made to serve with a grilled Santa Maria Tri Tip. The classic accompaniment to the slow grilled steak is this salsa. You'll find the tomato and celery-based salsa is not... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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A couple of friends of mine will be heading to the Amalfi coast son. Hearing about their trips has got me thinking it might be time for a return . . . Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Just in time for your grilling pleasure . . . IMHO there is nothing better to serve alongside some nice grilled protein than baked beans. A few weeks ago I made a Santa Maria Tri Tip and served these beans... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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If you google 'grilled lamb chops' this is the first recipe which comes up. I have no ideas what the metrics are that google uses to share results with us. In this case, the recipe was posted by the Food... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'ball'. I was trying to figure out what to post for this week's theme . .. until I looked at the header for my blog. LOL When I was in Amsterdam a few years... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'ball'. I was trying to figure out what to post for this week's theme . .. until I looked at the header for my blog. LOL When I was in Amsterdam a few years... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Of the many pasta shapes and sizes you can toss with a sauce, orecchiette stands out as one of my all-time favorites. Maybe it’s because they’re small, but not too small. They make a firm and chewy mouthful when cooked... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at A Life, Lived
With everything that has been going in the media these days re flying people are getting a bit nervous when they sit, click the seatbelt, and prepare to hurtle through the air. In response, the folks at Independent Traveller published... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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One of our friends arrived in Venice today. You can guess where I am heading for this week's Travel Tuesdays post! These pics are from our stay in Venice last June. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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I was looking for something new to make as an appetizer for our Easter dinner. We generally sit in the family room and nibble on cheese and things before the main meal (which probably explains the leftovers but that is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Some folks may not understand this feeling but if you live in a part of the country that suffers from severe winter weather you will. Yesterday was a fairly mild spring day. Paul and I had our annual 'how the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'yet'. We took this pic in Tuscany - is it any wonder we spent so much time wondering if we were 'there yet'? Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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With spring finally making an appearance hereabouts (in the form of a monsoon today!!!!) it is time to turn to lighter meals made with fresh ingredients. The temperature rising indicates that we should be eating fewer rib-hugging carbs, as comforting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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We are not doing very well in celebrating the 'year Paul turns 40'. Paul's birthday is on June 30th. The idea behind the year-long celebration is that we shall have a special drink on the 30th of each month. Unfortunately,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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One of my friends has headed off to San Diego for a conference. That, plus a rude awakening of snow this weekend has me thinking of my own time there... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Good Friday was a food fest, Saturday was a much needed down day, and then Easter Sunday rolled around . . . Paul and I improvised a bit on breakfast. We decided to try making French Toast from the leftover... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Goodness, what a shock to wake up to snow. I am fine with a white Christmas but a white Easter is a tad much if I do say so myself. Today's post is a bit shorter than normal -I had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'aging'. I took these pics on a food tour arranged through Marcello Tori of Bluone tours in Bologna. This is thousands of wheels of parmigiano cheese aging . . . As compared to those... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at A Life, Lived
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Borscht is a soup of Ukrainian origin that is popular in many Eastern and Central European cuisines, including those of Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. In most of these countries, it is made with beets as the main ingredient. Potatoes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at A Life, Lived