JORDAN – 2 days in Petra and Wadi Rum

Have you ever looked at pictures of Petra, one of the Wonders of the World, and the beautiful sands of the desert in Wadi Rum where they filmed such movies as “The Martian” and ‘Lawrence of Arabia” and dreamed of visiting? Have you then told friends excitedly about said dreams … only to have people […]

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Brie Sausage Puffs

Do you ever go into a room looking for something and once you get there you can’t remember what you’re looking for? You stand and wait, hoping the thought will come back. You leave the room, hoping it will return. Nada. That’s how I am with items that I can’t find here in Mexico. I […]

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Vanilla Ice-Cream with Chocolate Peppermint Chunks

I understand that businesses thrive on seasonal items, but I’ve got to say, it makes me crazy when I just want something that is ‘out of season’ and I know it’ll be impossible to get it. This is how I felt about a particular flavour of ice-cream known as President’s Choice Candy Cane Chocolate Fudge […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Pasta

I love making my own pasta.  I don’t do it often, as there simply aren’t enough hours in the day, nor enough of a cool breeze yet at this time of year. In all honesty though, nothing else compares.  Once you have that silky, soft, noodle, you’ll not want to go back to store bought […]

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Bourbon Apple Pie Ice Cream

The air is turning cooler, the leaves are changing color, pumpkin spice is on every coffee shop menu, and the apple orchards are in full swing. Not here in Mexico, of course, but for the majority of you readers, these words ring true. I miss autumn.  A few years ago I went home to visit […]

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Polenta Fries

This blog is teaching me a lot. Back in my Canada days, I saw one of my Italian friends, the one who is a baking machine, make and eat plenty of polenta.  I will admit here, I didn’t get it.  It looks kinda gross to me, mushy.  And I’m kind of a texture person. Recently, […]

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Pasta Pomodoro with Burrata

Hey look! I’m going to talk about pasta.  And maybe Italy.  And burrata. Shocking. It seems that my trips to Italy in the last two years have made me more of a pasta snob.  If that was even possible.  Now I am snobby about the noodle itself. We always have pasta in our cupboard.  We […]

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Limoncello Lemon Curd Ice-Cream

I am going to try and not make this post ramble on and dart from this story to that, but I’m very afraid I won’t be able to do that.  Why?  Because I’ll be speaking of lemons.  And Limoncello.  Which means Italy.  And this time specifically the Amalfi coast.  And we all know what happens […]

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Stuffed French Toast Dippers

I’m sick today.  Stomach flu.  Yes I’m starting today’s food blog off like this. I’m bored.  There’s nothing to watch on Netflix.  My eyes are too tired to read my friends new book that I’m dying to read.   My stomach can’t handle my eyes scrolling through my food feed.  I feel so weak I should […]

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Potato Cakes

When we were planning our trip to Europe earlier this year, I knew I needed to see more mountains.  We had visited Switzerland last year and it did not disappoint.  It actually blew me away.  What do you expect when you end up in an airbnb with a view like this? This was before I […]

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