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La Vida del Gitano

Jul. 20, 2011 10:28 am 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2011 5:10 pm
I for one, am certainly enjoying this glorious summer weather that is upon us!  Now for those that may complain about the heat, just remember how miserable you were back in January & February when the groundhog seemingly lied about an early spring...or the month of May that smashed local… MORE
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Jul. 18, 2011 12:27 pm 
Updated: Jul. 19, 2011 9:08 am
Now I bet some of you are wondering...just WHAT are Charro Beans?  Well, let me tell you,  the people of Mexico certainly know how to add flair to ordinary dishes!  This is a spicier, full-bodied version of traditional American 'Baked Beans' with beer ("barracho" meaning "drunken" in… MORE
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Jul. 13, 2011 11:44 am 
Updated: Jul. 20, 2011 6:20 am
Every summer as most of you faithful followers of my blog know, I spend time at a cottage located about 3 hours north of Toronto on Lake Nipissing.  Beautiful views from the deck overlooking the blue waters of Fish Bay at the southern-most end of the lake, and yes, that is a tasty… MORE
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I am a Real Estate Agent (visit, A Mom to two grown kids, A Wife and I love to collect recipes! I have so many creative outlets at the is a wonder I have time to work :) I knit all kinds of things, I design, create and sew custom-made Aprons, Totes & Vacation Handbags ~ for further info, please visit, I also JUST (Oct/13) purchased a loom and am learning how to weave AND I blog my heart out at I used to blog here on AR but felt the need to compile everything into one site, cooking, sewing, crafts, DIY, and funny cr@p that happens to me at our cottage and life in general. So pop on by and say hello!
My favorite things to cook
BBQ Chicken Penne Pasta - my husband ADORES it! Anything with rice or pasta, along with a killer bbq chicken pizza!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Easter Paska bread - my kids pester me every year to make it! It takes all day but well worth it.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that turns out well! ;)
My cooking tragedies
When I first got married many years ago, we got our first microwave and I attempted to cook carrots in a corningware dish with a glass lid...anyway, I inadertantly set the timer for 25 minutes and went out in the backyard, next thing I knew the glass lid of the corningware was a molten mass and the carrots had turned into little charcoal briquettes! My husband has never let me hear the end of that one! :)
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