Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Olives and Feta Polenta

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In many countries – and so in Canada – there are some kind of emergency lists set up, regularly revised, and advised to be used in case of any unforeseen situations such as deteriorated weather conditions, natural calamities, power outage and so on. It’s quite reasonable to have some extra water, imperishable food and cash in your house. Even though Toronto is quite a safe area, I remember a few situations since we came to Canada. There were some downpours and snowfalls left a number of residential areas without power up to a few days. But the most outrageous situation happened in December, 2013 when thanks to a two-day freezing rain the thousands of people didn’t have power up to a week, including the Christmas holidays.

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Ham, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Walnut Pasta

Ham, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Walnut Pasta (3)

Our family has got a special attitude toward pasta. It has been some kind of a tradition to have a bowl of delish pasta on Fridays or on Saturdays. Or better on Fridays and Saturdays. We used to eat it often, but for the last year and something we’ve decided to cut down on it. If I weren’t so enthusiastic about making desserts, we would be able to have it on Saturdays as well. But as you know, I’m not that guy.

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