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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 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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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Paul and I returned home from our long weekend camping adventure on Monday. It was raining a bit when we pulled into the driveway but happily it stopped long enough for us to unload the car. Then the rain started... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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Happy August! It seems as if the year is flying by - remember when you were a kid and summer seemed to last forever? Now that you're an adult if you blink it is October. LOL Anyway . . .... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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We've just returned from a camping trip to Hamlin Beach State Park in the US. It is only about 2 hours from home so it is a perfect drive for a weekend camping trip. On Saturday we visited the historic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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This has been a motto of mine for some time. Get out, live life, make memories, don't wait. Making memories and traveling can even mean jumping in the car and going on a hike or camping - it does not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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I think that the multitude of recipes out there for dishes comtaining zucchini is porortional to the rate at which they grow; clearly folks are overwhelmed with the amount of the harvest. This is a happy thing for us -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'cloudy'. Hmmm - another hunt for which I have a gazillion pics . . . Cloudy shots from my trip to Amsterdam a d Berlin earlier this year. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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This recipe allowed us to use up some of a) the zucchini which is arriving every week in our CSA, b) our bumper crop of basil, and c) the bags of shrimp I seem to have been hoarding. This quick-cooking,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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Every few weeks I try and pop by an area farm to fill up my freezer. Dearsley's Meats is a local, family owned and operated farm/butcher shop that first opened in 1914. Gary and Darlene Dearsley are the 4th generation... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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We just booked our flights for our up coming trip to California last week. I've been thinking a lot about our getaway in the Sonoma wine country so it makes sense that this is my destination for Travel Tuesdays! Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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I don't make chicken wings very often and when I do I prefer baked ones versus the fried ones which are common around here. The chicken wings are high enough in calories without the added ones form frying them in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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A few weeks ago the first of the local spinach arrived in our CSA shipment. I decided that I would use it up in a risotto. I don't think that I have ever had spinach risotto before but that didn't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at A Life, Lived