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Food

Orange

The other day I decided to make a cheesecake. The recipe called for three blood oranges, two for juice and one to be candied. When I got home from the store, I put two away in the fruit bin in the fridge and left the third out on the counter as this one was meant […]

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Events

Butterflies go free

Today I went to the botanical garden to see the “Butterflies go free” exhibition. The star of the show this year is the blue Morphos, This butterfly is brown with exuberant markings on the outside but when it opens its wings a beautiful blue appears. The sparkling blue wings are caused by the way the […]

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Travelogue

Quebec City Carnaval

I went to the “Carnaval de Québec” this weekend. It is Quebec city’s annual winter carnival. The “carnaval” used to be pretty rowdy but in recent years the organizers have made an effort to make it more family friendly. Everywhere I went there were activities for children both indoors and outside. There are slides of […]

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General

Exercise

I really need to exercise…I have decided that walking would be a safe gentle way to start. For the longest time the weather was very cold, so I had a good excuse to postpone going out. But this week, the temperature has been milder and this morning the sun was shining, the sky was a […]

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General

Thief

I woke up this morning to find that my snowman was missing an eye…These were no ordinay eyes! They were slices of blood oranges that I had candied myself. I looked around in the hope that it may have fallen off…but the snow was pristine… I sensed a movement to my left…there was the culprit! […]

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General

Snowman

I wanted a snowman for a card so I decided to make one. Here are some of my attemps at finding the proper head dress for him.

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Events

Carnival

I went to the “Carnaval de Québec” (Quebec city winter carnival) this weekend. It was my first time ever. When I was young, my parents would not let me go because it was said to be too wild. Later on I did not go because I was worried about the cold. Well, let me tell […]

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General

Snowblower

You have read endless accounts of man meets beast, how about woman meets machine? I got to use our humongous snow blower for the first time yesterday. Getting it started is the biggest challenge. You need to set one lever at neutral, another half way down, you need to pull out the choke and push […]