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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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This amazing marinade and glaze comes together quickly. It sizzles with the flavors of brown sugar, ginger and soy sauce. People who blog about this recipe say it reminds them of being on Hawaii. I've never been so I will... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Since we can't really travel anywhere right now one of the popular social media activities right now is for people to post pics of places that have made them happy. You know the pics, the ones you look at and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Since you’re already firing up the grill to cook the fish, have a little fun and take advantage of that fire by first grilling a pepper, some tomatillos, and a thick slice of onion so that you can whip up... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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With red peppers plentiful and inexpensive, now is the time to make that Red Pepper Jelly for those holiday appetizers and gifts. Served on crackers with Cream Cheese or as a garnish on those tiny quiche it is always a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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Since we can't really travel anywhere right now one of the popular social media activities right now is for people to post pics of places that have made them happy. You know the pics, the ones you look at and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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This is one of those recipes that you can only make for a short while every year - you want to use fresh fruit. Using fruit that was picked unripe 3000km away and shipped to your grocery in the dead... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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With the Labour Day Weekend approaching you may be looking to up your grilling game. You can't go wrong with these delicious wings. These chicken wings are marinated overnight in a quick to prepare Vietnamese lemongrass marinade that is packed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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Since we can't really travel anywhere right now one of the popular social media activities right now is for people to post pics of places that have made them happy. You know the pics, the ones you look at and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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This really is the perfect summer salad - quick, easy, made with fresh ingredients and tastes great! This easy cucumber salad consists of nothing more than the cucumbers, some rice vinegar, either dill or basil, and salt and pepper. You... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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The word fritter usually conjures up something heavy and deep-fried, but these zucchini fritters are as light as can be. Serve them as a light vegetarian meal or mezze (small plate) with tzatziki and a Greek salad, or as a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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One of the popular social media activities right now is for people to post pics of places that have made them happy. You know the pics, the ones you look at and you get that feeling of calm and happiness... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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Hmmm . . . I used to think that I would LOVE working from home. It turns out that this is not the case. I don't feel that I am as productive as I should be but I think that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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When the Atlantic of Gulf hurricanes make their way to our neck of the woods they take the format of a huge rainfall. A couple of weeks ago we were seriously worried about our basement flooding the rain was so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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One of the popular social media activities right now is for people to post pics of places that have made them happy. You know the pics, the ones you look at and you get that feeling of calm and happiness... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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This is the perfect side dish for the summer - it is ready in about 30 minutes, doesn't heat up and the kitchen, and tastes delicious! There isn't a whole lot to say about a rice pilaf - rice, noddles,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2020 at A Life, Lived
Posted Aug 6, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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One of the popular social media activities right now is for people to post pics of places that have made them happy. You know the pics, the ones you look at and you get that feeling of calm and happiness... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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I know for some it isn't really summer until they have enjoyed their first lobster roll of the season. Here we are half way through the summer, the pictures of lobsters my friends on facebook and instagram have been posting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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It is a long weekend in Canada which means many people will be firing up the BBQ and tossing on some steaks. One of my favourite accompaniments with steak is horseradish sauce. This creamy horseradish rivals the best I have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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This recipe surprised me. In a good way . . . although don't let the pic spoil your taste bud fun. We loved grilled halibut. I've often paired it with lemon and herbs prior to grilling. I've never considered using... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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One of the popular social media activities right now is for people to post pics of places that have made them happy. You know the pics, the ones you look at and you get that feeling of calm and happiness... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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How about another refreshing strawberry cocktail? This one is unusual because it involves bourbon - most of the drinks I have seen use rum, gin, or vodka. Of course I had to try this version. The other thing with this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at A Life, Lived
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This recipe is adapted from the Strawberry Rhubarb Mule cocktail recipe on Dillon’s website. Dillon’s is a Canadian distillery that sells flavoured bitters. I’ve recently started experimenting with bitters to take my cocktails up a notch! During a recent visit... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2020 at A Life, Lived