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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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I was in Canada's capital for meetings all of last week. Sadly I did not have much free time so i wasn't able to go and see the various things which were a part of the Canada 150 celebrations. Paul... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Horiatiki salad is a ubiquitous summer salad, synonymous with lazy summer lunches in Greek tavernas by the sea. When we were in Greece every restaurant had a version of horiatiki salad (also known as village salad).The one thing that they... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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A few weeks ago my friend Nancy sent me a message asking if I was interested in some rhubarb. She was at her father's house and he still had some in the garden. Of course I said 'sure, hit me... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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We are in Ottawa this week for the Canadian Teachers' Federation Forum on Public Education followed by the Annual General Meeting. We had hoped for some nice weather so we could get out and enjoy ourselves during the free time.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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I'm a bit late in posting our pics from Canada Day but here goes. We focused a bit more on the Canada day celebrations than we normally would have but it was our 150th birthday and all. I also knew... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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A Canadian child is captured by invading foreign military forces and tortured in a black site prison for years before a confession obtained through that torture is used to justify the many violations of international law this represents. Evidence comes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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There was plenty of celebrating over the weekend. So much so that I've been sleeping ever since. Well, not really but I sure feel as if I should have been!!! Paul took his birthday off of work. This meant that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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It is Independence Day south of the border. Here are some shots from our trips to Maine. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at A Life, Lived
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Yesterday Paul turned 42 and today Canada turns 150. Of course people have been living on these lands and calling them home for more than 15,000 years and the word 'Canada' appeared on maps long before 1867, but today marks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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It's a big day here - someone turns 42. Paul was born in 1975. Here in Canada there was a bunch of stuff happening .. . Canada started to introduce the metric system throughout the year (and after 38 years... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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I'll be heading to the capital in a couple of weeks for the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Teachers' Federation. I am sure that the city will be all fancy for the celebrations of Canada's 150th birthday. These shots are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Everything goes better with bacon, so the saying goes! And that goes for a mild flavored white fish like halibut, which often needs a little something extra for best taste. This recipe for bacon wrapped halibut fillets combines a nice... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Teachers in Ontario are almost at the finish line for another year. I wonder how many will receive a t-shirt like this? Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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June 21st is National Aboriginal Day in Canada. In 1996, t he former Governor General of Canada, Romeo LeBlanc, proclaimed June 21 to be known as National Aboriginal Day. This is an event growing in importance in Canada when the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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A number of years we ran an AQ course in France. I got to travel with the candidates for a short period of time to see that everything was up to our standards in the program. It was a tough... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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This is a big year for us here in Canada - our 150th birthday. Of course the land has been around and people have been eking a living on it for far longer but from a legal perspective we turn... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Farro, also called Emmer, is an ancient wheat strain similar to the very first wheat cultivated by ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Farro dominated the fields of the Near East, northern Africa and Europe until early farmers of Ancient Rome crossed wheat... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Three years ago we had said good bye to our friends and ventured north to Verona for the second part of 'Jerry's 50th birthday trip'. Verona was fabulous but HOT! So hot that we'd find ourselves standing in front of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Something remarkable happened last week and in true Canadian style few people noticed. On Tuesday the Foreign Affairs minister stood up and gave a significant speech in the House of Commons. In it, without mentioning Trump by name once, she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Yesterday was National Rosé Day. You can see from the pic above that we celebrated appropriately. North Americans are slowly starting to appreciate a nice Rosé done in the true style - black-skinned grapes are crushed and the skins are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at A Life, Lived