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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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The combination of heat and sweet is a roller coaster for our taste buds and a partnership that lurks behind—knowingly or not—our affection for so many Asian dishes. Here, that combination upgrades a basic chicken stir-fry to something special with... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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Christmas when you are seven years old . . . Christmas as an adult . . . life . . . . Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Someone turns 76 today . . . Here she is on the beach in San Francisco, taking a picture of some off-shore islands. Paul is in the background taking a picture of her interesting hair! 1940 was quite a year.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Continuing with my pics from Christmases away . . . Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Years ago, Sunday roast was a tradition in my family. I have a wonderful childhood memory of family gathering around the table and enjoying this delicious meal after church. Even though I’ve branched out quite a bit since then, it... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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These unofficial signs have been popping up on BART vehicles throughout the Bay area . . . Someone has the right idea . . . Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'lightning'. I apologize in advance for this crappy shot. I was out walking in Toronto a number of years ago and just managed to have my cell phone out at the right time to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Today, the first day of December, is when I would start opening up my advent calendar. Each day I'd get a wee piece of crappy chocolate and would be over the moon. Now that I am an old coot I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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A lot of Americans don’t know a whole lot about Canada beyond the basics. A lot of it is cold, the people pronounce “about” incorrectly, and their new prime minister is a young guy who’s anxious to legalize pot. After... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Following up on last week's post . . . shots from when we were in Venice just before Christmas. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Oh my. These may just be the best thing I have baked in YEARS. Those of you familiar with Bakewell Tarts will recognize the tastes immediately. If you're not, let me describe . . . a buttery shortbread crust, thin... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Our CSA shipment has been offering up plenty of sweet potatoes lately. Since we were not really sweet potato eaters growing up neither Paul or I have a repertoire of recipes to use. I spend a lot of time on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'folks'. Lots of folks dressed as Santa in Burlington today. No, I was not one of them. :-) Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at A Life, Lived
There was a lot in the past few months about how fake news sources and people who spread the fake 'stories' played a hand in the rise of Donald Trump. This short YouTube video shows how it happens . .... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at A Life, Lived
There was a lot in the past few months about how fake news sources and people who spread the fake 'stories' played a hand in the rise of Donald Trump. This short YouTube video shows how it happens . .... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Christmas is a month away. It is time to revisit some of the places I've visited around Christmas for Travel Tuesdays. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Friday was a bit of a celebration for us. Depending upon your calculations it was our 6 month wedding anniversary or the 18.5 year anniversary of the day we met. During the first year we were together we celebrated ever... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'hair'. A few years ago while in Colorado we visited Rocky Mountain National Park. While out hiking we came upon these critters. They seemed pretty tame. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at A Life, Lived
Cat lovers, rejoice: Your furry, four-legged friend is actually good for your health, according to scientists. Not only is your feline a great snuggle buddy, but they actually have the potential to reduce their human's stress levels and chances of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Leave it to Berkeley Breathed, creator of Bloom County, to put into words the struggles of so many people to come to terms with last week's election. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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A few weeks ago I was searching for a particular pic for a photo hunt and came across our pics from our cruise of the Greek islands. Even though Ephesus is not one of the Greek islands it was a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at A Life, Lived