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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 'indigo'. I was tempted to post a picture of a book store chain here in Canada called Indigo but will behave and go with the colour. indigo Athens at twilight. . . an indigo... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at A Life, Lived
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This recipe has history with our family: mom used to make this when we were kids and it was one of my favourites. You know how this works - one of those meals from your childhood that when you close... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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This easy spicy delicious Thai-inspired dish by Giada De Laurentiis has become one of our favorites. The fusion of spicy peppers, sweet and dark soy sauces, and cool soothing fresh basil and mint create the perfect blend of flavors to... Continue reading
Posted 2 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 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
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On the weekend I was digging through some old photos and came across these . . . A few years ago we met up wth some of our favourite travel buddies in San Diego. A few of us decided to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This was another of our CSA inspired dishes - we used up some cabbage and apples with this one. It was pretty simple to make and really delicious. The cabbage was like a bacon and apple flavored sauerkraut - a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Travel Advice for Those Visiting Italy Lisa Condie; Huffington Post Over 46 million tourists visit the boot-shaped peninsula each year! They come from all over the world, and many return again and again for a magic that only Italy can... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'ginormous'. This is slang for really big! This wonderful blue bear sculpture 'holding' up the Colorado Convention Centre in Denver is VERY ginormous! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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It is not that much different when you think about it! Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at A Life, Lived
I bet you'll love Germany. It certainly had me going back. I'll remind Nancy and Joanne about the acoustics thing in Pisa - I had forgotten all about that.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2014 on Travel Tuesdays - Pisa at A Life, Lived
We have lost the appreciation of the simple things in life - and yes, I know that I am guilty of this myself.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2014 on Make the Ordinary Come Alive at A Life, Lived
I know Kayte - I miss Vitcor. :-(
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2014 on Photo Hunt - Family at A Life, Lived
I agree Rose. Unfortunately - anyone can be a parent. The older I get them more I think it isn't something anyone should be able to do. LOL
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2014 on Parent and Teaching at A Life, Lived
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Our CSA deliveries have had cabbage and apples so I've been searching for ways to use them up. found this recipe online at Huffington Post where it was described as: This Americanized ode to Eastern Europe is just what’s needed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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We had half of a butternut squash left over form the amazing salad Paul made for St. Patrick's Day dinner so I decided to roast it. I know I have said this before and I shall likely say it a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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Last week I was talking with the two friends we will be exploring Tscanywith (in less than 2 months - woo hoo) about possibilities for visiting Pisa. It's about 2.5 hours by car from where we'll be staying so I'm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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It's been about 4 weeks since we started to receive our CSA deliveries. That first one was delivered in the midst of a late winter storm, happily the weather has turned more mild and most of our snow is gone.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at A Life, Lived
That side only comes out once in awhile Michele. :-) The peonies are beautiful- they will be late this year as the snow just melted away from overtop of where they grow.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2014 on Photo Hunt - Family at A Life, Lived
Powerful indeed Rose! Shame any parents don't seem to get it. ACK
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2014 on Parent and Teaching at A Life, Lived
Funny thing- we've decided that we are having lamb this year as our lamb hating friends are out of town for Easter. LOL Since it will just be mom, Paul, and I we're having some delicious lamb chops or rack of lamb. MMMMM It is a good thing that I got my ham 'fix' in with this.
Gail - I'm looking forward to visiting with that kitty again! Of course, it goes without saying that I can not wait to hang out on the terrace again with some amazing food, wine, and laughter!
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2014 on Travel Tuesday - Montisi at A Life, Lived
Thanks for popping by on PHunt Saturday!
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2014 on Photo Hunt- Bird at A Life, Lived
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I saw this the other day and it really resonated with me. . . how do you make ordinary become extraordinary? Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'family'. You are no doubt wondering what the heck this vase full of peonies (and a cat who should not have been on the kitchen table) have to do with family history . .... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at A Life, Lived
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It always amazes me how often this is an issue . . . Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at A Life, Lived