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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 few years ago, when we were on our cruise of the Greek Islands, one of the islands we stopped at was Patmos. Designated as “Holy Island” by the Greek Parliament in 1981 as well as a World Heritage Site... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at A Life, Lived
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When we were searching for a drink to sip on St. Patrick's Day we selected this one. I was looking for something which would be refreshing and light. I also didn't want a cloying minty beverage - something one sees... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
This one looks right up our alley - we love those sweetish Thai curries made with coconut milk. Of course, we still have lots of sweet potatoes to eat up from our CSA shipment too!
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Paul and I did our usual - gather around the fireplace, lights turned off, the hand cranked radio tuned to CBC. This year we had a special cocktail - a Blue Earth Margarita. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'sport'. I took these pictures during a trip to Athens . . . Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This is a delayed post. We made these for Pancake Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday . . . Fat Tuesday) - whatever you call it . . . it was awhile ago! We had some apples which were going a bit soft... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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It's hard finding fresh produce in the middle of the Canadian winter - much of the local produce available are hearty fall vegetables which have survived the cold storage room throughout the winter. Case in point, our CSA has gifted... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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One of my facebook friends was in Naples, Italy last week and posted plenty of pics to make me jealous. I am responding in kind. . . Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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One of Paul's favourite treats to get at Starbucks is the oat bars. For those of you who haven’t tried the oat bars at Starbucks, allow me to explain. These boring-looking, unassuming little slabs are actually incredibly rich. The oats... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Don't let the door hit you on the behind on the way out the door. Yesterday was Paul's last day at work - his store was one of the first to close - rendering Paul unemployed for the second time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at A Life, Lived
Thanks for popping by on photo hunt Saturday!
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2015 on Photo Hunt - Beam at A Life, Lived
Just like Chicago. I always wonder how safe all of that dye really is . . .
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2015 on The World Celebrates St. Patrick at A Life, Lived
LOL - Mom has an entire box of bobble things to wear. I think it is the teacher in her . . .
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2015 on A Feast in Honour of St. Patrick at A Life, Lived
Thanks for popping by on photo hunt Saturday!
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2015 on Photo Hunt - Nest at A Life, Lived
Not sure about truly Irish but really, really yummy and comforting!
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2015 on Colcannon Soup at A Life, Lived
I think you'd be fine with these ones because the filling is essentially dry. I'm not sure how a fruit filled galette would be.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2015 on Sweet Potato Galettes at A Life, Lived
I figured you'd like this - easy and delicious. A winning combination IMHO.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2015 on Creamy Oven-Baked Polenta at A Life, Lived
Now that Paul is done work he'll be doing more of the cooking. I am looking forward to coming home to dinner on the table. :-)
Thanks for popping by on photo hunt Saturday!
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2015 on Photo Hunt - Custom at A Life, Lived
A hot melty dip would have been tasty as well. I bet I could have nuked this a titch. . . . HMMMMM
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2015 on Cheddar-Bacon Chive Dip at A Life, Lived
It was such a cute thing to come upon as we walked past someone's garden. Those little whimsical things are the one of the joys of slow travel.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2015 on Burano at A Life, Lived
It was all you could ask for in the depths of winter ...
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2015 on Pork, Mushroom, and Squash Pot Pie at A Life, Lived
Anything to keep warm Katie!
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2015 on Canadian Weather at A Life, Lived
I still can't believe we didn't eat any. Of course, I'd have to get over my aversion to oysters first. LOL
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2015 on Travel Tuesdays - Wellfleet at A Life, Lived
Thanks for popping by on photo hunt Saturday!
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2015 on Photo Hunt - Wheel at A Life, Lived