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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 have friends visiting Cape Cod. Of course looking at their pictures has inspired today's Travel Tuesday post. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Here I go off on another adventure. Every four years Education International holds a World Congress. The World Congress determines the policies, principles of action, program and budget of the organization, and elects the President, Vice Presidents and General Secretary... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This Summer Strawberry Mint Fizz Cocktail is light, delicious and refreshing. The sweet strawberry is balanced by lime and fresh mint for a bubbly, fruity drink for the summer heat! This summer vodka cocktail is super refreshing. Not overly sweet,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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During his 4th of July speech Trump spoke about the revolutionary army and how they took the airports. An interesting statement given that the plane wasn't even invented at that time. As usual social media was full of amusing posts... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Just over three years ago we were on a cruise to Bermuda for a friend's 50 th birthday. I had never been on a cruise before but we had such a good time that we would do it all again. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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This salmon is marinated in an Asian-style mixture with just enough spice and heat to give it a little kick (but not too much if that worries you. :-) ). Perfect for any occasion and a great way to spice... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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This is now one of my all time favorite ways to eat cauliflower. Here, roasted cauliflower gets tossed in a sweet and spicy Korean barbecue sauce that’s usually used for Korean fried chicken. And this way it is, I think,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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With Canada's 152nd birthday being on Sunday lost of people posted pics and stories about their favourite country. This one was particularly amusing (and accurate) Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about Canadians, during a recent appearance at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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I was AWOL over the weekend - PC issues. Now that the issues have been sort of resolved I am back into the swing of things. Lots of great facebook memories came up over the weekend. 10 years ago we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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It always amazes me when people seem oblivious to their actual job. Take the person who was repainting the lines in the nearby grocery store parking lot. You might think that they would clean the parking lot of debris first... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Here are a few more shots from our trip to Winnipeg in May. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Things are behind in the garden this year - the spring was long, cool, and damp. It amazes me how quickly the garden bursts into life once the weather warms up. I'm not sure why but the garden relaxes me.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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If you haven't tried pickled red onions you have been missing out. Pickling transforms raw red onions from pungent and crunchy to irresistibly tangy and crisp.I add some red pepper flakes for extra spice and a splash of maple syrup... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Back to shots from our recent trip to Winnipeg . . . Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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This says so much about cats . . . Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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I brought a big bag of broccoli florets on our last Costco visit - of course I was soon googling to try to figure out ways to use them up! LOL I've made broccoli salad for years but wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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This impressive-looking asparagus salad recipe is actually very easy to make. After quickly boiling the asparagus, the same water is used to soft-boil the eggs. Piment d'Espelette is a sweet, spicy ground pepper from the Basque region of France. While... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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I know I said that the next few travel Tuesday posts would be about our recent trip to Winnipeg but I hadn't counted on Instagram. For the last week or so every day I have had a pic of ballooning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Doug Ford has been the best possible warning to Canadians about the new Republican/Conservative movement in Canada. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Even though Paul and I were in Winnipeg for work (well, I was anyway) we still managed to get out and see a few things. There will be some shots from our adventures for the next few Travel Tuesday posts. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Rhubarb season is short and this refreshing rhubarb vodka cocktail shouldn’t be missed! Quick and easy to make, the Rhubarb Sour cocktail will become a spring favorite! This rhubarb vodka cocktail is made from sweetened rhubarb juice from homemade rhubarb... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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We left town and flew to Winnipeg on Friday. I have a meeting in the city and we are participating in the Solidarity Forever Parade to commemorate the Winnipeg General Strike. It has been a long eight years since we... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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The wine that I pulled out of the cellar for our Anniversary dinner was one that we bought in 2008 when we were in Italy for our 10th anniversary. It seems like a good idea to post some pics from... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2019 at A Life, Lived