Life Without Lemons

A life without lemons is like swimming in the nude- you can do it but it just feels wrong! My blog is about my new life in Edmonton, Alberta after moving from the UK, my family, my kitchen and the odd gin tonic.

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SALTED CARAMEL SPICED RUM HOT CHOCOLATE: CHIC CHOC RUM
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SALTED CARAMEL SPICED RUM HOT CHOCOLATE: CHIC CHOC RUM
"He stared at his hot chocolate like it held the secret to the universe." ~Lilith SaintcrowIt's been a very long and very cold winter.  I am not complaining about it, rather stating a fact.  Winter has many charms and those crisp, frosty days with the shocking blue skies are not so...
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IHOP: PANCAKE SQUAD APP LAUNCH (GIVEAWAY)
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IHOP: PANCAKE SQUAD APP LAUNCH (GIVEAWAY)
"I don't have to tell you I love you. I fed you pancakes"~Kathleen FlinnI still remember when I first arrived in Canada and saw the IHOP sign and wondered what it stood for?  When I discovered it was an actual, house of pancakes, I knew we would be friends.  A fluffy stack of delicious ...
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MUM'S YORKSHIRE T BREAD
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MUM'S YORKSHIRE T BREAD
"Cake or death?""Eh, cake please.""Very well! Give him cake!""Oh, thanks very much. It's very nice."~Eddie Izzard3 pm in the afternoon is the perfect time for cake.  A nice cup of tea and a slice of cake is what 3 pm is all about.  Any cake will do, of course, but a nice loaf is hard to...
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THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
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THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing."~Abraham LincolnWe are at that point in January when it's a bit too late to say Happy New Year to people.  It's just plain old 2019 now, nothing new about it anymore!  Hopefully you are ...
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FLAPJACK
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FLAPJACK
"Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." ~ Maya AngelouBaking for my kids lunches gives me a great sense of pleasure.  It's like sending a special hug for them to discover every lunchtime.  I have a solid list of reliable, freezable and easy favourites that are on constant rota...
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NATIONAL VODKA DAY: THE THANKSGIVING HELPER
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NATIONAL VODKA DAY: THE THANKSGIVING HELPER
“The Water of Life”The versatile, once virtually tasteless and odorless tipple accounts for almost 20 to 25 per cent of spirits sold today in North America, making it our most popular libation, a feat that occurred in the 1970s when it outpaced bourbon as America’s favorite spirit. We raise our g...
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GET COOKING: FARM TO TABLE DINNER AT PRAIRIE GARDENS
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GET COOKING: FARM TO TABLE DINNER AT PRAIRIE GARDENS
"People who love to eat are always the best people."~Julia ChildWe still have a few spots available for our last Get Cooking Farm Dinner.  Check out the details and grab yourself a ticket!  Such a magical place with the added bonus of delicious food and fabulous Pimms cocktails (expertl...
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CACAO 70 SWEET HOUSE
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CACAO 70 SWEET HOUSE
"There are only three things in life that matter – good friends, good chocolate and, oh dear, what was that other one?"~AnonI love chocolate.  It's one of my best friends.  When a new chocolate cafe opens in Ice District you bet we were going to check it out.  Happily they inv...
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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES FOR EMERGENCIES
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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES FOR EMERGENCIES
"Life is short, eat dessert first"School is out for the summer. No more packed lunches as I sip my first morning coffee, no more homework, spelling tests and social exams where I don't know any of the answers!  Well, until September rolls around and it all begins again! Have you had an emerg...
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WORLD GIN DAY
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"Don't worry, I learned how to make plenty of drinks at bartending school. (reading off an old mixed drink recipe list) Gin and... tonic? Do they mix?"~Moe, The SimpsonsGin lovers of the world rejoice as World Gin Day returns for its TENTH year on Saturday 9 June 2018- oh wait, that's today! What...
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