Author: Phyllis

Basics & Tips

Roman Holiday 2015

This time we spent 3 weeks in Rome…and yes to all of you who say “3 weeks”…really? Yes, really! We tried new places to eat that we  heard about and returned to a couple of ones we enjoyed on our

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Basics & Tips

The Full Monti

On my wish list for our recent trip to Rome was to go to the Colosseum, have a walk about, go for an apertivo somewhere then walk back to the Colosseum to see it lit up at night! But…sometimes things

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Basics & Tips

New Friends…aka Nuovi Amici

Having just returned from spending 3 weeks in Rome, you’d think I would be writing about the amazing things we saw and did. But not now! Our stay in Rome this trip was made very special by two new friendships

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Fall Harvest

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf

Feel like baking…got pumpkin?  Well then…check out the new recipe just up today!  Click on the “Recipes” tag and have a look!  Now I’m off to bake up some pumpkin muffins!    

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Basics & Tips

Leftovers – A Bad Wrap!

At this time of year  most cooks end up with what some might think of as “those dreaded leftovers”. Then, there are some, like me, who really  like the  challenge of creating something new and exciting with them! Take a roast turkey for instance! Just think

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Feast of Fields ’15

This year’s event took place at the UBC Farm. Always a treat to go with two very close friends, they’re the people who convinced us to join them for our (not theirs) first trip to Italy. We shall be ever

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Shopping: Italian Style

You know all those favourite little places you have for picking up the things you need or don’t know you need until you see it; the places you have been cultivating for a long time, getting to know the owners, customers coming and

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Our August Garden

Don’t know about you but at #5 we are on the “zucchini/tomato diet” these days! Nope…no Dr. Atkins for us…just tomatoes and zucchini in as many guises as we can come up with! Both crops have been so “giving” this

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A Treat!

A couple of days ago we were fortunate enough to attend a special “Rose Dinner” at Burdock and Co. here in Vancouver.  Sorry about the lack of photos…a bit too dark!  But click on the link below to get your

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Sometimes There’s A Friend

Sometimes we all gripe about Facebook gremlins or having to un-friend someone for some reason or the other.  Of course, there can be situations that arise where we are left unfortunate and unwelcome comments. But we also have a platform at our fingertips

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