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Lazy long weekend dinner

Originally posted on Just a Pinch of Ginger:
Clearly I love to cook. I’m obsessed with food, but sometimes…I just don’t want to bother. I’m tired, it’s so messy, or just can’t decide what to make. Eating out is a fantastic option, when it’s in the budget…not so much lately! Ordering in, same budget issue…

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Hot nights…cool noodles!

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Scrumptious Spot Prawn Sauce

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An apple a day…

I adore apples. They smell like love, not smarmy, hot-hot-hot love, but enveloping, wonderful hugs love. When I first left home and went to University in Victoria, I had a Great Aunt & Uncle living nearby. Aunt Sonya & Uncle Joe were Great AND they were great! Whenever the home sickness beat out the “I’m […]

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Paws and Effect!

When we think of family, many of us include our fine & furry friends. I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for my animals. I grew up with a mischeviously clever poodle named “Pokey” who was a true friend, entrusted to all my deep, dark, pre-teen, angst-filled secrets. Poor dog…so much tear-soaked fur! […]

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that perfect hand...

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big... and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time... it's perfect. It's mine.