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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DATE NIGHT IDEAS
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DATE NIGHT IDEAS
"What is a date, really, but a job interview that lasts all night? The only difference is there aren’t many job interviews where you’ll wind up naked"~Jerry SeinfeldFor every bad thing lockdown has shown us, there has been a few little gems that have come from our current situation that I hope st...
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FREE SPIRITS: REVIEW & COCKTAIL (THE BLUEBIRD)
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FREE SPIRITS: REVIEW & COCKTAIL (THE BLUEBIRD)
“May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall.” ~Aleister CrowleyAs soon as I awoke on New Years day the "go dry" adverts started popping up in my social media feeds.  I know quit...
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TONIC TALK
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TONIC TALK
"Me: Alexa, remind me to go to the gym.  Alexa: I have added gin to your shopping list"~AnnonMerry Christmas, happy new year and all that jazz.  It's been an embarrassingly long time since I graced this space but if you have nothing interesting to say you should perhaps just keep quiet ...
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FREE VIRTUAL KIDS COOKING CLASS
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FREE VIRTUAL KIDS COOKING CLASS
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ~ Julia ChildLooking for something to keep the kids in your house busy?  How about a free 45 minute virtual cooking class? Here are the details:Click here to book your place in th...
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A FEW LINKS TO KEEP YOU SANE
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A FEW LINKS TO KEEP YOU SANE
"There's no panic like the panic you momentarily feel when your hand or head is stuck in something"~Peter KayThe world is a different place right now.  Our new normal is embracing life at home as much as we can.  I honestly don't know what this will look like in a few days, weeks or mon...
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WORLD BUTCHER CHALLENGE: A LITTLE DEMO
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WORLD BUTCHER CHALLENGE: A LITTLE DEMO
"Absence makes the heart grow fonder"~Thomas Haynes BaylyLet's get a few things out of the way; Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, sorry I've been missing from this little space for so long.  All done, let's move on. As I may have mentioned on more than one or five occasions, I am competi...
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WORLD BUTCHER CHALLENGE 2020
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WORLD BUTCHER CHALLENGE 2020
"The Greatest Butchery Event on Earth"~WORLD BUTCHERS' CHALLENGEA little while back I entered a competition.  I had to post photos and videos of different cuts of meat, skills and techniques.  I nervously waited to hear back.  I really wanted to make the team!  Well, guess wha...
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TACOS AL PASTOR: FRIDAY, 12TH JULY
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TACOS AL PASTOR: FRIDAY, 12TH JULY
“Yesterday I really wanted tacos. Today, I’m eating tacos. Follow your dreams.”~AnnonTacos al Pastor at Get Cooking EdmontonThis Friday July 12th Chef Victor Hugo Raya will be setting up his Vertical Oven on the fabulous patio of Get Cooking Edmonton for a Pastor Party, featuring Tacos al Pastor....
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ALBERTA FOOD TOURS
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ALBERTA FOOD TOURS
"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it"~Julia ChildI am so excited to share this with you all!  I got myself a new job!  I am going to be a guide for Alberta Food Tours.  Heck yeah.  Great people, great places and great food- its a dream...
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NEGRONI CERISE
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NEGRONI CERISE
"The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other."~Orson WellesLet's start this post with a confession; I am not that keen on a classic Negroni cocktail.  I find the Campari's sharp bitter notes a step too far.  Subtle bitter notes are more my t...
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