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A long weekend in New York City – some glimpses

As many of you know, Neil and I took advantage of Canada’s Victoria Day long weekend to take a quick trip to New York.  You know it was my birthday birthmonth after all, right?  Our plans? Eating, drinking, lots of walking, meeting old and new friends and trying to fit as much into 2 1/2 […]

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It’s my birthday and you’re invited

… to the next installment of the International Incident parties – this month we’re bringing DUMPLINGS! More on that later. Since it’s my (40th) birthday, I thought you could indulge me with a few paragraphs and pics about me. Because if it can’t be all about me today, when can it? 😉 A few facts […]

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Spaghettini pine nuts lemon feta

Pane e vino

Spaghettini with tomatoes, lemon, feta and pine nuts Serves 4 Preparation: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients – 6 medium-sized fresh tomatoes, diced (or 1 796ml can diced tomatoes) – 4 tablespoons olive oil – 4 cloves garlic, minced – salt and pepper to taste – zest and juice of 2 lemons – 6 […]

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Through the eyes of a 7 year-old: Puerto Rico

This post is written by seven-year old Charlotte, daughter of close friends of ours who wanted to contribute to the blog by writing about her recent trip to Puerto Rico. Hi, my name is Charlotte.  I know Miss Mardi because she and Mr. Neil are friends of my parents and that’s how I became friends […]

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Sucré (New Orleans)

One of the places that was on my list to visit even before I knew we were visiting New Orleans was Sucré.  It’s a little out of the way, off the normal tourist path but I was determined.  We actually ended up getting a taxi there after a long morning walking around but you could […]

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New Awlins – the drinks!

Walking around New Orleans, makes you hungry. And all that food makes you thirsty.  Fortunately, New Awlins is a drinking kinda town.  I admit that even though I knew about the “drink on the street as long as it’s in a plastic cup” rule, it was still shocking to me to see people imbibing pretty […]

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