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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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Our kittens are dealing with this confusion. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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Five years ago Paul and I were racing to get ready for an extended vacation in Italy. Paul was out of work due to his employer going out of business. I was CRAZY busy at work. Heading out of the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
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I can really relate to this (even though my car actually will parallel park itself - I do not trust it) LOL Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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It is just amazing how hectic things get in December. . . it is as if we try to pack an entire 12 months worth of activity in the 12th and final month of the year. I find that over... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Today we remember the 14 women who were murdered in Montreal in 1989 just because they were women.Let’s also recommit to end gender-based violence and please never forget missing and murdered aboriginal women. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Powerful quote . . . Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at A Life, Lived
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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How is this for a clever bit of street art . . .? Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Well, I did it. Next ear it would have been four years since I was last in Italy and I was feeling the tug. On Friday I checked out the Black Friday airfares and noticed some great deals on flights... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Comfort food brings to mind different things for different people. For some, they crave creamy and decadent like mac n cheese or scalloped potatoes. Others associate pots of chili or a rich lasagna as a homey favorite. While all of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Please have a Trump-free Thanksgiving! Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Oh my, our friend Valerie is in Rome right now and she has been wowing me with her photos. Yes, I am very jealous. Today she was wondering the Galleria Borghese and I am taken with jealousy. Paul and I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Veal marsala is like spaghetti and meatballs - “Italian-American” fare, not really Italian, but sort of Italian. Due to the massive influx of Italians that immigrated in America, Italian-American cooking takes cues from both cultures. I’ve never seen veal Marsala... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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It has gotten cold here . . . when the weather turns so does my cooking. I cope with the cold by making a big pot of warming soup every Sunday. The one I made this week was ready in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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The season is zooming quickly towards winter. We have had our fireplace on. The warm clothing has been brought out of storag. It won't be long before the snow flies. I am heading to the beach in order to deal... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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A friend of mine from California posted this. Given the state of the political discourse in the US these days I can appreciate the feeling. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Apple crisp is a classic fall dessert consisting of baked chopped apples, topped with a crisp streusel crust. Ingredients usually include cooked apples, butter, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and often oats and brown sugar, ginger, and/or nutmeg. Comfort in a bowl!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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The harsh return to work after our vacation had me craving comfort food on those rare nights when I was home in time to actually think about dinner. For some reason those cravings solidified around stuffed peppers. This is not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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The boys had their final 'booster' rabies shot last week. They certainly have no fear of the vet. They are also getting closer with Beckett (or he is learning to tolerate them more . . ) Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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You guessed it . . . a friend of mine is traveling in southern Italy right now. Her stream of pics on facebook has me yearning for a return . . . Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Paul was off of work last Saturday - a rare thing. There was an art exhibit in Toronto at the Distillery that I wanted to see so we made plans to head in to the city. Of course when we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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I seem to have lots of days like this . . . do you? Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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I hope that you have a spooktacular day! Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Even though we've been back for two weeks now I should finish up our final day of the trip . . . well, other than the horrific day of travel that was the final day. I think we were both... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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You might not get this if you are not a fan of the 80s music . . . Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at A Life, Lived