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  • Canadian Fall

    Every day is the same…

    How many people feel like this currently? Every day is the same. The pandemic is currently “better” in Ontario, Canada but it still is here. Every day on the news it continues and every day tells us it might be back with a vengeance tomorrow. So each day I go through the motions. I try […]

  • Travel again soon. SOON!

    Man…things have been so crazy lately. There is a never-ending sea of crisis. I’ve even been to the hospital a few times. But finally, the Canadian and American border is opening! You still can’t really travel to the states but unless it’s “important” yet, but it is getting there. We also can finally eat inside […]

  • How to Cook Canadian Pork Cottage Roll in an Instant Pot

    Sometimes there is food in Canada, that America and the rest of the world has never heard of. It honestly doesn’t happen too often,(I see you butter tarts and poutine) but the Pickled Cottage Roll is one of those uniquely Canadian Items. What is a Pork Cottage Roll? This cut of meat is boneless pork […]

  • It’s April… Spring Again… And we Continue…

    Dear Stephanie, It’s been a while. Things seem never-ending during the pandemic that never ends. Currently, Canada is not vaccinating people anywhere near my age, so we continue with another lock-down and stay-at-home order. People are burnt out and tired of it all. I have never been this long without traveling and seeing other people […]

  • So how are you keeping busy?

    Dear Stephanie… It is that time of year once again. It is starting to get cold in Canada and this is generally the time I would be getting ready to head south or elsewhere where the leaves never leave the trees. I really don’t like Canadian winters. With the world being as crazy as it […]

  • Dear Stephanie… There are two types of people in Quarantine …

      Never before have a seen an image that is more you and me. ? I miss you guys. I miss travel. I miss the old life ….But my cooking skills have improved dramatically ? Almost every day I’m cooking something new. Breads, soups, meats, smokers, different world cuisines. I’ve tried making kefir this week. […]

  • Copycat Taco Bell Crunch Wraps with an Air Fryer

    When a craving for a copycat taco bell crunch wraps hits.. I got you! This recipe is really so easy. I really love to find ways to use my air fryer. It’s such a great tool I purchased and I’m always shocked how “fried” like it makes things. I am constantly looking for more recipes […]

  • worlds best lasagna

    World’s Best Lasagna Recipe

    For several years I have searched for the world’s best lasagna recipe and can thankfully say that after much trial and error, this here is in fact it. Look how gooey yummy that is! I love this meat sauce. If I want to impress someone with spaghetti and meatballs, this meat sauce recipe is also […]

  • DIY Hydroponics As A Hobby At Home

    I’ve thought about growing vegetables in my home for awhile now, but probably like many of you, I live in a high rise condo and we don’t exactly get a lot of floor space or outdoor gardening options. I had heard of hydroponics, but I didn’t really know much about it. Because much of the […]

  • Flight time….

      Dear Stephanie, Once again…. I made the flight. I fly stand by and that means I never know when I’m getting on a flight. I always have to do this juggle of time, loads, days. I never know if I’m getting on the flight to just moments before. It means I get middle rows. […]

  • Dear Stephanie.. I’m still Sick…

      I’ve noticed that at about the 4 months of non-stop travel mark.. I get sick. Very sick. Sick that comes and just stays. I am currently going on week 2+ of a flu that has lived and evolved in my lungs to a level that should not happen. Stay away. I am tired. I […]

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