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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 'amazing'. This is a tough one - normally I struggle for a pic to post but for this theme there are a gazillion! I think I'll go to Greece for my selection. It was... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at A Life, Lived
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A few weeks ago our CSA shipment had a HUGE bunch of oregano. When I searched online for recipes to help use it up I found this one on Fine Cooking. Happily it would also help my use up some... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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Last weekend I decided to do a cedar planked pork loin roast on the grill. No, there was no special reason - it was just me (Paolo was working). Work has been so crazy that I haven't been cooking as... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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YEAH! It is always a happy day when I get to unpack another wine club shipment! This shipment was all reds - 3 Blind Trust, 2 Syrah, and a Pinot Noir. From the winery . . . We are proud... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Last week Kayte comment on my Travel Tuesday post because I included a shot of one of the many kitties we meet up while on a trip. This week, as a treat for her, I decided to do a collection... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Our friends traveling in Venice posted a picture on FB of a cocktail they were enjoying - a Hugo. The drink looked very refreshing. Even though it was breakfast here in Canada I turned to google and wouldn't you know... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Here's a stir-fry far better than most take-out Chinese, and you can make it with any lean cut of meat — flank steak, London broil, tenderloin, sirloin or skirt steak — so long as it is cut thin against the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'paw'. Look at the size of the paws on this sculpture in Denver: Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Today at work we held our last staff meeting of the year. We took a minute to remember the victims of the Orlando massacre. I have to admit that as a gay man I was gutted by the killings at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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One of the celebs (our favourite local chef) is in Lucca right now and posting all sorts of pics of the walled city. Guess where I am going for Travel Tuedays? Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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When Paul and I decided to spend three days in New York City before heading out on a cruise from Newark I sort of envisioned it as a mini-honeymoon. Of course, because our wedding was secret we weren't able to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Posted Jun 12, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'pepper'. Strings of hot peppers for sale on the Amalfi coast. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This is based upon a Jamie Oliver recipe which called for fresh tagliatelle and crispy pancetta. Rather than make a run for the store we decided to use ingredients we had on hand. This simple asparagus pasta has lovely earthy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Paul and I have three days of fun in New York at the end of this month. The travel plans in underway so I've been thinking of our last visit there . . . Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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The BBQ season is in full swing here. Finally! The other day Paul wanted burgers for dinner. He texted me asking me to pick up some pre-made patties. I replied saying 'get out some ground turkey from the freezer and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week our CSA had a HUGE bunch of oregano in it and I was determined t use it up rather than have it go to waste. One of the recipes I found was this one for grilled chicken from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'snazzy'. Bought these snazzy shirts in Italy . . . never worn over here in North America. :-) Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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There has been incredible commentary about that horrific incident in Cincinnati where a young boy somehow escaped his parents' care and managed to get into the enclosure of a gorilla. Fearing for his safety the officials shot and killed the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at A Life, Lived