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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 'feather'. On our last day in Sonoma Paul and I headed to the coast to take advantage of a 'no fog' day . . . Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at A Life, Lived
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Generally when we decide to make something there is a reson for it i.e. we have cabbage to use up or we needed a dessert for a dinner party. With this recipe I have no idea why we made it.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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It isdefineately soup season here!! Last week I even pulled out the slow cooker for the first time since the spring- a sure sign that I am in the mood for warm, comforting foods. I decided to make this soup... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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One of our favourite food trucks tweeted last week that they would be at the Handmade Market on the weekend. I had no idea what that was but after a wee bit of googling I discovered that it was a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
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When I am feeling stress I like something zen. That is why I am heading to the Abbazia San Galgano for Travel Tuesdays. I have been to few places as calming as the site of this ruined abbey. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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You know how there are times that seem as if they are sent to try you? I believe that I am in one of those times. Work is incredibly busy. In the midst of this non-stop schedule of craziness I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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I found this recipe on the Eating Well webiste while I was looking for a way to use up some apples that had arrived in our CSA as well as a bottle of apple cider we had bought and I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'books'. This sculpture is outside the famous City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. At night the books are illuminated and it looks as if they are flying through the air. Continue reading
Posted 7 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 was on July 14th and I am determined to enjoy a drink on the 14th of every month to celebrate this new... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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It's a long, long way from Toronto's Don Valley Parkway to the royal court of Shah Tahmasp I, who ruled Persia in the 16th century, but all of a sudden closer than you'd think. On Sept. 18, the Aga Khan... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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This recipe popped up on my facebook feed a few weeks ago, looked good, and was dutifully printed for future use. When I was thinking about snacks to make for a recent meeting I decided to give it a try.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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I suspect that there are gazillion versions of this recipe out there as butternut squash and app;es pair so well. This is by Elise of the SimplyRecipes blog. It is definitely squash season here and our CSA shipment features one... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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The celebration of Remembreance Day will have new meaning in Canada today with two soldiers having been killed on Canadian soil recently. Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at A Life, Lived
I haven't posted a cute pet video in eons. This puppy is trying to howl for the first time: Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at A Life, Lived
Our CSA has some weird and wonderful things in it Kayte- makes for some yummy food exploration!
We are not too far from Kingsville Ann - it is alovely spot.
It is a great bakery. The bread bowls we used for our chilli on Hallowe'en were baked there. MMMMM
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2014 on Travel Tuesday at A Life, Lived
I confess that we do enjoy the fun of Hallowe'en.Can you tell? *smile*
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2014 on Halloween at A Life, Lived
Thanks for popping by on photo hunt Saturday!
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LOL- I make no claims for having tried them all.
I'm glad that you enjoyed it Vicky. I have a big cabbage in the refrigerator and am craving a repeat. :-)
It sure was eastcoastlife. It was one of those street murals that really made you stop and think about things.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2014 on Travel Tuesday - Art at A Life, Lived
It is getting rather pervasive here Ann-it think this comes from being so cose to the US where every holiday is celebrated all out!
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2014 on We're a Culture, Not a Costume at A Life, Lived
LOL - indeed. Thanks for popping by on photo hunt Saturday.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2014 on Photo Hunt - Funny at A Life, Lived
Susie - I'm glad that you enjoyed it!!! It was great comfort food.