• kijiji

    The rules of Kijiji…

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

    Julia & I decided back in the fall that since we had been in our house for a year, it was time to purge some things that we hadn’t used since moving in to said house. I started going through some boxes that had tagged along with me since moving from 2005 when I first […]

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  • Time to dig in!

    Meatless Monday – Mar 10

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

    With Meatless Monday’s becoming a staple in our house, I asked Dave if there was anything in particular that he fancied for dinner. He said he was interested in something savoury and baked with Mexican spices, so after consulting Pinterest, my general ‘go-to’ for recipes, I found a Mexican Meatless loaf. I had a hunch […]

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  • Ready to eat! Delish!

    Meatless Monday – March 3

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Tonight’s meatless Monday meal was based on one ingredient: Swiss chard. I usually spend some time over the weekend planning our meals for the week and constructing our grocery list based on the upcoming menu. I bought Swiss chard when we were doing our grocery shopping, so I Googled “Swiss chard” to see what kind […]

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  • Moments after delivery...

    The day our family grew by one…

    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    Almost six months ago, Julia & I became parents and thus really became a family. I know that a family doesn’t have to include a baby, we still considered ourselves a ‘family’ with just the two of us and our cats, Chugger & Georgia. But having a baby really cemented the fact that we were […]

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  • Quinoa Stuffed peppers

    Meatless Monday – Feb 24, 2014

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    Quinoa Stuffed Bell peppers were on the menu for Monday. I admit that the dish doesn’t sound appetizing, but it’s one that is both healthy and meatless, so it fit with our ongoing Meatless Monday theme. I have made stuffed peppers before, so I knew it met my dinner criteria – quick and fresh! My […]

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  • Me & Julia at the Colosseum - Rome, Italy

    European Honeymoon, 2012 – Day #16, Rome, IT

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

      Wednesday, June 27, 2012 – Knowing that breakfast at the hotel was included with our stay, we chose to get up early-ish to take advantage and have a full stomach before our trek to Vatican City. Breakfast ended up being so-so, nothing to write home (or a blog post) about. But, it served its […]

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  • Dinner in front of the TV

    Meatless Monday – Feb 17, 2014

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Since 2008, the third Monday in February has been observed as a provincial holiday in Ontario. Without a statutory holiday between New Years Day and Good Friday, having a Monday off from work in the middle of the winter blahs, is a welcomed one. A few weeks back a good friend of mine and his […]

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  • Trevi Fountain at night - Rome, Italy

    European Honeymoon, 2012 – Day #15, Florence to Rome, IT

    Saturday, February 22, 2014

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 – The final travel day within Italy began with a buffet breakfast at our hotel before the shuttle ride to the Santa Maria Novella train station. We had purchased our train tickets yesterday, so we were all set to board the train heading to Roma, leaving promptly at 11:19. This train […]

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  • Ready for dinner

    Meatless Monday – Feb 10, 2014

    Monday, February 17, 2014

    Tacos are a favourite in our household. We usually use chicken or beef as the main component, but because it was Meatless Monday, I decided to make lentil tacos. This recipe was given to me by my cousin, a few years ago, at my kitchen-themed bridal shower. Since I had never cooked lentils before, the dish […]

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  • Meatless Monday

    Meatless Monday – Feb 3, 2014

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    Life in our kitchen is not vastly exciting, but we often have a full fridge and ample food in our cupboards, which is a blessing. A home cooked meal, our oval dinner table and a good beer, often ends with hours of conversation recapping our day, and usually laughing at each other’s quarks.  Eating a […]

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