Posts Categorized: Happy365

Feb 25 2013
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Far Out, Brussel Sprout! #happy365

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I love walking past the Garden of Eden on my way home as they always have the fruit and vegies displayed so nicely!

This tub of brussel sprouts was a first… I love that they are giving some attention to one of my favorite vegies ever.

Feb 23 2013
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Carrot and Ginger Soup #happy365

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This is one of my favourite recipes and just perfect to make when you have loads of carrots! Other bonuses, it freezes really well and is a great lunch soup. I could put ginger in everything – the fragrance of this soup is just beautiful! Perfect for this time of year.

Here is the original recipe from Real Simple. I always do without the cream and dill – as you can see from the thickness, it is a really satisfying soup. YUM!

Feb 22 2013
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A great meal for Lent #happy365

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This is a bit of an adapted meal of a fabulous dish that I have been making for years.

I remember looking for different for salmon recipes when I moved over here and stumbled on Giada’s Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lemon, Basil, and Salmon.

I used it as an ‘impress Bill’ meal and I think it worked a treat! 😉 For our dinner on Friday night, I was just going to bake the salmon and have some veggies… but I also wanted pasta so made do with what we have. In this I used campanelle instead of long spaghetti, didn’t have fresh basil available, I sautéed the spinach instead of putting the pasta over it and had to skip the capers. It didn’t feel nearly as decadent as usual, but being a Friday in Lent, that isn’t a bad thing. This meal is a winner and is SO easy I could do it with my eyes closed. Between the spinach, lemon, garlic and beautiful salmon, this is one of my favorite ways to eat it. If you like salmon, you’ve got to give this a whirl!

Feb 19 2013
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Brekky #happy365

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A little bit if jet lag had us awake at 4am and at Mega Bites by 7.15!

We were both so hungry – omelets and home fries did the trick before our groceries arrived. Also, yes… I am the four year old that still puts ketchup on everything!

Feb 18 2013
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Arance Rosse #happy365

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Other than having a safe flight, It is hard to be happy when a wonderful holiday is over. Although, one of the happy aspects of flying Alitalia is unlimited blood orange juice. This stuff is so good!

Feb 17 2013
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St Peter’s in the light #happy365

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Pope Benedict had just finished his Angelus when I took this. St Peter’s was bathed in the noon sunlight while we were in the shaded darkness. The light makes it look like I have just photoshopped St Peter’s in… but it really is standing there!

There were over 50,000 people there today all to hear a few words from Papa. They all wanted to say thank you – there were so many signs and tearful people. He is so loved. Bill was just reading an article where a young Italian guy said they went along hoping to change Pope Benedict’s mind. Awwww!!

Today is our last day here. So that equals nonhappy365. *sad*