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A Perfect (And Easy!) Turkey Recipe: Ina Garten Recipe Review
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A Perfect (And Easy!) Turkey Recipe: Ina Garten Recipe Review
October 5, 2014 at 10:59 am 0

For the first time ever I'm making my own Thanksgiving turkey. Eeeks! That's right...I'm 37 years old and I've never made a turkey. And Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday of all time!

This year I decided to take the plunge. We invited my parents in law, and I created a big menu for our turkey day. Very ambitious!

The day before Thanksgiving we will drive up to St.Jacob's market for a free range, hormone free, super happy turkey.

And to make my turkey I'm following Ina Garten's recipe from the book Barefoot Contessa Parties. I love all of Ina's books and shows, but is it really as easy as she makes it look?

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Happy Thanksgiving! What Are You Thankful For?
October 8, 2010 at 11:23 am 0

be-thankful

Thanksgiving is the best holiday. There's no pressure, no presents, it's still nice outside, and it's all about being thankful! Does a holiday get any better than that? And, it's also a time to reflect and really think about what you have to be thankful for.
Here's my list of things to be thankful for in 2010: - I'm thankful for my husband. He's a great guy, very loyal and someone who I really look up to. I'd been looking for someone just like him, and I finally found him! - I'm thankful for having the guts to start my own business. It was a big jump...and took some serious chutzpah at times, but I did it, and it's growing and I was able to surpass my income goal by June! - I'm thankful for my aunt and uncle. They stood by me when things were at a very low point in my life, helped me grow to be a better person, and we have a lovely relationship now. - I'm thankful for facing some of my biggest fears in life, being honest, and moving on. Getting married was a big worry - having to trust someone so much after growing up in a family where you couldn't trust anyone was a big deal. But, I pushed through. And soon after being married we were arguing all the time. But we put it all on the table, scrapped it out, and I stood up for myself where before I would just let everything go. I was worried that really fighting would tear us apart...but guess what, it brought us closer together! Now we argue whenever things come up, we deal with it, and we move on in peace. It's great! There are many other small things to be thankful for, and I really try to appreciate them on a daily basis...things like a good cup of coffee, a sunny day, a nice chat with a good friend. Those are real heart warmers that I'm exceptionally grateful for. What about you? What are you thankful for?
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Thanksgiving: What Are You Grateful For?
October 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm 2
It's that time of year up North again - it's Thanksgiving! In Canada we have our Thanksgiving about a month before the American Thanksgiving, and in case you are wondering why, there's a very funny account of why covered here. Around this time of year in any given newspaper, magazine, tv talkshow, or really any kind of media there will be heaps of articles about "Gratitude". There will be lists, notes, books and songs about anything and everything that we should be grateful for. And there is much to be grateful for. In this recovering economy pretty much everyone has been affected. Some of us lost or jobs, some of us lost our minds, and pretty much everyone has lost something. So, instead of focusing on the big and fabulous things to be grateful for, why not focus on the basic wonderful things that make our lives go round. Be grateful for the rising sun. Be grateful for the morning coffee. Be grateful for the fresh and clean water that comes out of your tap. Be grateful there is food on the table and wine in the bottle. Be grateful for everything. Take nothing for granted. Embrace your wonderful and rich life and focus on what you have, instead of what you don't. But never stop dreaming.
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