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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MULLED CRANBERRY GIN
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"Always jingle all the way. No one likes a half-assed jingler"~AnonymousI had all of these amazing festive plans for the blog for December in my head and then I looked at the calendar and it's flipping Saturday, 23rd already!  How did that even happen?  Seasonal time travel perhaps?Inst...
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HOW TO SURVIVE CHRISTMAS
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HOW TO SURVIVE CHRISTMAS
"Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark?Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights"~Christmas VacationI google searched how to survive Christmas.  This is the best list I found;1. Avoid drunken relatives2. Take an adult time-out3. Count to 104. Don't talk, just eat5. Have lots of...
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BEET & MINT WHEAT BERRY TABBOULEH: SPONSORED POST
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BEET & MINT WHEAT BERRY TABBOULEH: SPONSORED POST
"I hate it when I think I am buying organic vegetables and when I get home I realize they are just regular donuts"~AnnonymousWheat really is one of life's simple ingredients, but there is so much more you should know about this sensational super food!Grown right here in Alberta and shared ar...
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BEAT THE WINTER BLUES
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BEAT THE WINTER BLUES
"Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer we'd have frozen to death"~Mark TwainIt's white outside.  The snow has fallen and the temperate has dropped.  In case you are not from these parts here is a little run down of our winters;The city of Edmonton is among the Canadian cities...
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CHIC CHOC SPICED RUM: HURRICANE COCKTAIL
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“Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer.” ~W.C. FieldsIt was a good mail day!  I was sent spiced rum to try out!  Better still, small batch spiced rum that is made right here in Canada.  Testing, tasting and cocktail making began.....WHY IS IT CAL...
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WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE?
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"Tomorrow (noun) – A mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation, and achievement is stored"~UnknownLife around here has been busy, like so busy I am not actually sure what happened to the last three weeks of my life busy!  It's nice to finally grab some time to have a litt...
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BACON FAT FRIED WAFFLES
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"Nothing tastes as goods as skinny feels"~Kate Moss"Well let me tell you Kate Moss, you clearly ain't never tasted a bacon fat fried waffle!"~ElyseAccidental cooking is some of my favorite kind of cooking.  The happy discovery of a bundled recipe or a last minute substitution and you end up ...
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SHIRLEY TEMPLE & MARY PICKFORD
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"When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I've been getting younger ever since"Shirley TempleWhat do the Shirley Temple and Mary Pickford have in common? The answer is the sweet, deep red syrup, Grenadine.  Grenadine is a commonly used, non-alcoholic bar syrup, characterised by a fla...
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CRUNCHY BEETROOT & CARROT SALAD
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Let my words, like vegetables, be tender and sweet, for tomorrow I may have to eat them.- Author UnknownThe first beets and carrots from the garden are something I greedily look forward to.  All of the work preparing the soil, planting the seeds and lovingly watering those little green sign...
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SASKATOON BERRY & LEMON DRIZZLE MUFFINS
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SASKATOON BERRY & LEMON DRIZZLE MUFFINS
It's Saskatoon season!  The delicious berries are popping up all over the place from pick you own's to roadside purchases by the delicious bucketful.  I am lucky enough to have a friend who has a friend who has lots of berries just ready for the picking.  I was only too happy to ob...
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