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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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This was another delicious dinner made easily in the Instant Pot. It is flexible enough that you can play around with the veggie mixture. For example, we had a large Bok Choy in the vegetable bin so we used that... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
It seems fitting that on the Tuesday after Remembrance Day I head to Berlin for Travel Tuesdays. The traffic roars, people hurry by, street artists perform on Breitscheidplatz, Kurfürstendamm is bursting with life … and then a door opens, a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
Thinking of my grandfather today who fought in WW1. He was a sapper or railroad engineer whose job it was to ensure a steady supply of materials to the front lines (and likely quick transport out as well). I remember... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
This was my morning view . . . The provincial Executive is meeting in Niagara Falls for a week. Last year we met in Millcroft in a slightly more bucolic . . . Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at A Life, Lived
What is it about the smell of classic stuffed peppers that instantly relaxes me? It’s the best of simple ingredients–fresh beef, onions, tomatoes, and seasonings that come together in their own little portable, edible bowls . . . comfort. Stuffed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2018 at A Life, Lived
We didn't go as all out for Halloween this year what with being away last weekend and work being hectic for both of us. In fact, if I hadn't have left work early yesterday Halloween might have been a bit... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at A Life, Lived
One of the people I follow on Instagram is in San Antonio right now. I've been to the city a few times for conferences. Here are some shots from my last visit. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at A Life, Lived
Posted Oct 27, 2018 at A Life, Lived
Paul and I had a taste of this when we were in Berlin (although the cheese was served with Lingonberry jelly there). I bought some Camembert a few weeks ago with the thought of recreating the dish using the leftover... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at A Life, Lived
A friend of mine in Italy just had a tour group for a week. One of the stops was Ravenna. Her pics made me think of my visits there and that is my Travel Tuesday destination. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at A Life, Lived
Today is the municipal election in Ontario. It is important that people get out and vote . . . but please don't vote for any political jokes . . . Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at A Life, Lived
I know that it is likely too late for my fellow Canadians to make this with the leftover turkey carcass . . . Thanksgiving having been a couple of weeks ago it would be rather gamey! However, if you are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 at A Life, Lived
A colleague is planning a trip to Tuscany for her mother's 80th birthday. We spent an hour on Friday afternoon talking about things to do . . . guess where I am off to for Travel Tuesdays? Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at A Life, Lived
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at A Life, Lived
I picked this book up in the spring. I was traveling, went into an independent bookstore and you know my rule - I MUST buy something to support the independent book store. This was my purchase. The book came out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at A Life, Lived
A year ago we had arrived in Berlin for a week long visit. The weather was a bit icky. I was sick and felt very icky. We persisted and had a fabulous time . . . although we weren't a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at A Life, Lived
We celebrated our Thanksgiving yesterday which means today we are relaxing and eating turkey sandwiches. It has been a challenging we weeks with Paul's work schedule requiring him to work nights. Yesterday he came home from work at 6 AM.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at A Life, Lived
This is a re-post but given that folks in Canada are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend it seemed worthy. I can't think of a better drink to serve with your pre-dinner bites. It doesn't matter if you just have chips and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2018 at A Life, Lived
Our CSA has been delivering huge Bok Choy for the past few weeks. As far as I am concerned this is a great thing because it adds amazing crunch to a stir fry and stir fries are likely the ultimate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at A Life, Lived
Last week Dr, Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the Senate committee determining if Brett Kavanaugh is fit for the Supreme Court. As is often the case, she was treated abominably. Kavanaugh, the alleged perpetrator of the sexual assault... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at A Life, Lived
A year ago Paul and I had arrived in Krakow. We had a great time visit visiting the area of Poland where Paul's family is from. It was a mix of history - good and horrific (we spent a day... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at A Life, Lived