Memorable Ottawa

We visited Ottawa over the summer,

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Lily Daily - Parliament

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Our most memorable moments were:

Witnessing Arnold Chan being sworn in as MP of Scarborough, Agincourt:

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Having high tea at Chateau Laurier with Jean and the first time with my boys:

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And of course an Ottawa trip would be incomplete if you didn’t actually hold the solid 24k gold bar at the Mint – it is waaaaaaaay heavier than it looks!

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Great trip!

‘Till next time,

xox Lily.

Pan Fried Pork Chops

This is another simple-y delicious recipe:

Pound pork chops with a meat tenderizer:

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Add 1tablespoon of soy sauce:

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Combine it well with meat:

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Add 1 teaspoon of corn starch:

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Coat meat well:

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Heat Oil using medium heat:

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Add pork chops.  Turn heat to medium-low, cook for 3 minutes:

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Remember to cover it so less oil “jumps” out and make a mess:

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Flip, cook the other side for 3 minutes:

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All done!  Mmmmmmmmm…….

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Till next time,

xox Lily.

Children’s Wish Walk

Last month, the boys went on Children’s Wish Foundation’s Walk For Wishes in loving memory of their little friend’s sister who recently passed away from brain tumour.

Wishmaker Walk for Wishes is The Children’s Wish Foundation’s annual signature event held in hundreds of communities across the country. Thousands of Canadians participate in a fun, family-oriented day with one goal in common: to raise money so that children living with a life threatening illness can be granted their most heartfelt wish.

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It was a beautiful, hot, sunny day.  After xkm…. and almost an hour later

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Ya, they did it!

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‘Till next time,

xox Lily.

Hola Chuy’s

As soon as we entered Chuy’s, which serves authentic Mexican cuisine in Orlando

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we were greeted by Elvis:

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The kids had the most delicious hard shell Tacos

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and Cheese Dillas:

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The chicka-chicka Boom-Boom (roasted, hand-pulled chicken with Boom-Boom sauce) was spicy and full of flavour:

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The steak burrito was finger-licking good:

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The free chip & salsa dip were equally impressive:

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Even though our tongues burned as we waved good bye to the Queen, our tummies were very happy with such a delicious treat!

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‘Till next time,

xox Lily.

Wizards At Work

Arrived at Hogsmead:

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Found Olivander’s, so many wands to choose from…..  decisions, decisions…

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Found it!  Can you guess which one was picked?….

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Let’s test it….  “Expelliarmus!” 

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“Locomotor!”

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“Reparo!”

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Watch out, dementors are coming, need to get away fast!…

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…..successfully apparitioned to Diagon Alley:

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Watch out!!

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Phew!  Safely ducked into the Leaky Cauldron…. just in time to grab a bite and drink butter beer..

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Full and sleepy now.  The Knight Bus is here, time to go home..

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‘Till next time!

xox Lily.

Bahama Breeze

Can’t believe the summer just flew by and we’re well into October!  

It’s been a while since I last posted, I’ll do summer catch up later.  In the mean time, we tried island food at Bahama Breeze in Orlando the other day and we ate:

Fish Taco:

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Calypso Shrimp Linguine:

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and Seafood Paella:

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All of us came out happy and stuffed!

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‘Till next time,

xox Lily.