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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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Like the majority of folks I was truly horrified by that images of what transpired in Charlottesville, VA last weekend. As a white male with privilege I look at those images of other white males marching with tiki torches 'defending'... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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OK So I guess you're not really traveling when you live 45 minutes from a spot. It does not help when you make you way into the location every day for work either. However, while in Toronto for our Annual... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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There are plenty of recipes out there for marinated carrot salad. Mom has been making the one with tomato soup for years - it wouldn't be Easter Dinner without that on the table. The other day I was looking for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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We normally go camping over the August long weekend - this year was an exception to the rule. As a result, I am heading to Letchworth State Park for Travel Tuesdays, we had one of our best Civic Weekend camping... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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This simple preparation is a favorite way to prepare beans in Tuscany—home of the mangiafagioli, or bean eaters. NOTE: The cooking time for dried beans may vary; older beans often take longer to soften. In our travels in Italy we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Last week some wag modified the sign for Milton's James Snow Parkway. Twitter exploded Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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I saw some pics on Instagram taken at Red Rocks in Colorado. they caused me to flash back to our time there . . . Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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On Saturday I posted a quick summer salad. Here is another. We made this with the tomatoes from our garden. We served it alongside some grilled potatoes, green beans, and steak - a perfect summer meal! Tomato Vidalia, Onion and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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This salad reminds me of summer dinners at my grandparents when I was a child. Back in the days before air conditioning (yes, I am that old), it was often too hot to cook in July and August. Often if... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at A Life, Lived
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Today I am popping to the east coast for Travel Tuesdays. I didn't have a car on this visit so whatever I saw was walking distance from the hotel. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Our CSA had some fresh peas last week. I immediately thought of the wonderful dish I had in Italy - peas cooked with pancetta. Peas and pancetta is a classic old-world Italian side dish but too often the peas are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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I turned 53 more than a week ago now but haven't one my usual birthday 'round up' post yet. It really was a sort of anti-climatic event to be honest. On the day of my birthday I was in Ottawa... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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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 Jul 18, 2017 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 Jul 16, 2017 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 Jul 13, 2017 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