Talin’s Meat Sauce for Chicken, Ribs and Pork Chops

I love sauce and dressings a lot and I love bathing my meats, salads and all that in with that. I have made my own sauces and dressings with different types of herbs, spices and people love it.

Here are one of my favourite signature sauces I made myself from scratch to pork chops/chicken/ribs and depending on how much you make. It can be a lot, but this recipe is for 4-5 people: (Bathing your meat with lots of sauce and marinating it is very important to make it tasty and tender)

Ingredients include:

2 1/2 tbsp – chicken seasoning powder
1 tsp – allspice
2 tbsp – onion powder
1 onion – red – very finely chopped into very small pieces
3 1/2 tbsp – brown sugar
3 cloves of garlic – finely chopped to very small pieces
1 tbsp – garlic powder
1 can of hot chicken sauce or poutine sauce gravy mix (you can use them for pork and ribs as well.
3 tbsp – soya sauce – light sodium

3 tbsp – mayonnaise
2 tbsp – Lemon juice
both Lemon and Mayonnaise will tenderize the meat.

Mix all ingredients together very well in a mixing bowl for about 5 minutes, making sure all ingredients are incorporated with one another. Let it sit for about 10 minutes so it can rest, and then add it to your meat and let your meat marinate for about an hour or 2. Make sure it is all covered. Put your meat in the fridge. Add all the sauce on it.

Enjoy 🙂

Benefits of efficient traveling – Toronto Pearson International Airport

Toronto Pearson International Airport is one of the busiest Airports in the world, and many tourists and locals of Toronto go in and out of the airport daily. Traveling has changed a lot in the last 20-23 years. A lot of new technology has been added, the face of air travel has changed, the laws are constantly being updated and many new security measures have been added in addition to how airports operate. The benefits of efficient travel is vital to keep the flow of passengers going as well as employees of Toronto Pearson Airport.

Here are some ideas of benefits of efficient traveling and to create a New Toronto Pearson International Airport:

– Terminal 1 should be focused on USA/Canada travel. NEXUS and entering US customs and security should be in T1. Canadian Travel should be there as well since majority of US/Canada flights are there. Security screening would be more easier and quicker if more machines from T3 US NEXUS/Customs can be transferred to T1.

– Terminal 3 should be focused on Southern, Caribbean and International destinations. The benefits would be to make more room for international and eliminate all US/Canada travel from the terminal. Normal security screening and moving the machines from T1 to T3 would make getting to flights on time and less lineups.

– The Airlines that fly to US/Canada/ International/Southern/Caribbean destinations can be split between both terminals. For example, Air Canada flies to Los Angeles LAX, and the same Airline flies to Paris, France, then both terminals can separate between International/Domestic and Southern flights as well as Nationwide.

– Airports should also be pet friendly. Say, a passenger flies away for a while and returns back and gets picked up by loved ones along with their pets, it would be a great thing to see pets reunite with their owners and the reaction the animals get when they haven’t seen their owners for a long time just like how human reactions can be. It would be a great incentive and the benefits and the joys of seeing human and animal reactions can be a positive and rewarding thing at the airport, as long as they are attended to and kept leashed.

– Allowing people who wait for passengers at the arrivals to wait right at the terminal round-about for 15 minutes. Allowing passengers to stay instead of circling around.

– Spotting aircraft locations in the airport premises. Allowing non-passengers to enjoy the airport and more pre-security departure options to allow people not traveling a great experience at Toronto Pearson and permit leisure time for aircraft, airport enthusiasts.

I think these key points is an imperative part to improving operations at YYZ Toronto Pearson Airport of Toronto. It is important to keep things efficient as tourists are increasing, line ups are long and sometimes check in processes can get super busy especially during the holidays, leisure and business travel.

I am certain that these changes will take the step to the right direction and that passengers, non-passengers and airport employees, aircraft and airline crews will all appreciate it. Separating the destinations per terminal is important.

USA Travel should be catered to one terminal where customs, check in processes and NEXUS entry areas should be in one area and opened up make room for that as the security procedures differ from the regular security screening.

Toronto Pearson is an airport that is near and dear to my heart and it is a place where it is sentimental for me. These ideas and suggestions are things that I have observed and would love to see them considered and happen in the near future. I get excited every time I come to the Airport whether I am flying, picking up passengers, spotting to watch aircraft take off and land. Its a beautiful airport that I love so much and this airport means the world to me.

I am glad I have all these memories and I cannot wait to continue to make more travel memories throughout the years.

Toronto Pearson International Airport – YYZ – CYYZ

In Toronto Pearson International Airport, there are over 60 Air Carriers which operate in and out of the airport. They are connected through direct flights, codeshare, connecting flights which the airport caters to over 180 destinations around the world. Toronto Pearson is one of the busiest airports in the world and it is in the top 30.

List of Airlines per Terminal at Toronto Pearson International Airport: CYYZ – YYZ

Terminal 1:

Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Egyptair, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SAS Scandinavian, Singapore Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Thai Airways International, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines and United.

Terminal 3:

Aer Lingus, Air France , Aeromexico, Air Transat, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, American Airlines, Azores Airlines, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern Airlines, Condor, Cubana, Delta, EL AL, Etihad Airways, Flair Airlines, Fly Jamaica, Hainan Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, Interjet, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, KLM, Korean Air, LAN Airlines, Miami Air International, Pakistan International, Philippine Airlines, Primera Air, Qantas, SAUDIA, Sunwing Airlines, Ukraine International, Westjet, and WOWAir.

Cargo Terminal’s: (NON-Passenger)

Cathay Pacific Cargo(Vista Cargo), Cubana Airlines Cargo(Vista Cargo), FedEx Cargo (Cargo North), Korean Air Cargo(Cargo West), Lufthansa Cargo(Cargo West), and United Parcel Services(Vista Cargo).

I think Terminal 1 at the Toronto Pearson International Airport should be for US/Canada destinations and Terminal 3 should be for Southern and International Flights. I have been working on this pilot project to pitch in this idea for the airport to make things more efficient and more practical in travel and to keep things organized. Especially for the Canadian and USA Travel out from the airport. Hopefully, this can work out. It will be a great step toward the right direction if this pans out.

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Some Travel advice from me to you.

Talin’s travel tips:

Zone boarding – At the Boarding counter at the gate before heading to your aircraft. Important tips to follow.

Zones are put on your boarding pass for a reason to make going to the aircraft less congested and keep things organized when you are finding your seat and getting enough time to get settled in with putting your carry-on baggage away in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you.

When your zone gets called, that is when you line up. When it is being announced where families with children and those who need more time and assistance with those in wheelchairs and who requested wheelchairs and those in priority seating need to be seated first.

Then Zone 1-4 or whatever the case maybe follows. Do not worry, all of you will get on the aircraft and they won’t leave without you when you are there at the gate.

Depending on the size of the aircraft and how many seats there are, they sometimes begin by zones in the back of the aircraft, then mid zone, and then the front.

I know sometimes it is difficult to find space for your carry-on baggage in the overhead compartment when it is a full flight, but sometimes you have no choice but to put your baggage under the seat in front of you or unfortunately have your carry-on checked for free if there is no space left. That is what gets people to not follow instructions because they are afraid for these reasons.

No worries about these little things. Have a safe trip and what is important is that you are on the flight and heading to your destination. Have fun.

Worst ever mistakes travelers make at before and at the airport

Talin’s Travel Tips

– Checking for your flight status –

Check your flight status 3-4 times before you get to the airport. Usually, flight statuses are usually listed 24-48 hours before a flight, but it is a good idea to check your flight 24 hours before, 12 hours before, 8 hours before, and then once more about 4-5 hours before. just before you head for the airport in case of delays or cancellations.

– Not bringing a refillable water bottle –

Water is important to keep hydrated especially when you travel. Bring an empty water bottle with you because during the security screening. There are refill water stations once you pass through security and head towards your gate to meet with your aircraft.

– Not wearing socks –

When you travel, Always wear socks and do not arrive at the airport with just wearing flip flips, sandals and shoes that you don’t need socks with. During security screening, they may ask you to take your shoes off. Do not walk barefoot on airport grounds, especially through security. Comfortable footwear is a must.

– Not arriving early –

Some people think of arriving an hour before a flight gives them enough time… WRONG.. It is not a joke. Arrive at least 3 hours before your flight. You need time to check in, obtain a boarding pass, check in your baggage, then security, then time to arrive at your gate where you will meet with your aircraft. Plus you need to give the airport workers time to get your baggage to your aircraft to make it in time for your flight. Also, you need to take into consideration the crowds and lineups. Arrive early to be safe than sorry later.

– Buying snacks at the airport –

Buying snacks at the airport can cost twice as much. buy snacks and pack them properly in your carry-on baggage or purse. Chocolate cravings? Want to munch on chips or something else? Buy your snacks the day or couple of days before. Make sure they comply with what is permitted to bring through security. Always check with that through your local airport security laws through a website or by calling CBSA, CBP, CATSA, or TSA or going to their websites for information.

– Not having the proper documents – forgetting passport –

before you head to the airport, make sure you have all necessary documents before travel and never forget your passport. Always put those items in your carry-on bag/purse first. Make sure they get put in the bag and not taken out. You do not want to be denied boarding.

– Not having your boarding pass/passport ready –

We all know we cannot avoid it. Going through security that is. Always have passports and boarding passes on hand and do not look for them in your bag. keep them in your hand and then you will need to show them once again before boarding your aircraft. Keep lines short and keep things going quickly.

– Not doing research on permitted and non-permitted items –

Always check what is permitted and not permitted in carry-on baggage and checked baggage. very important. Also always check how much liquids you can bring and to make sure you comply with the rules and regulations before you get denied boarding, go into secondary screening and the risk of confiscating your items.

Francis Libermann Catholic High School 40th Anniversary

By: Talin Orfali – Student Alumni – Fall 1999 to 2003.

40 Years ago in 1977, Francis Libermann Catholic High School opened its doors to teachers, students and administrative staff, and this year in 2018, on June 3rd, we had the anniversary and reunion. Many past and present teachers, and alumni students were present.

A couple of months ago, I had opened up my Facebook, and on my news feed, I see an event from Francis Libermann of which a fellow classmate of mine from my time, invited me to it, I definitely said, I am going. At first, I had mixed feelings about it, and I was hesitant at first because my high school life wasn’t what I had expected it to be, but I toughed it out for 4 years. It wasn’t perfect and there were good times and bad times, but nothing really is perfect.

We envision high school to be perfect where everyone gets along, but that is not the case, however, I forgive those who have bullied me and belittled me throughout those times. I realize now that when you are a teenager going to school, all these emotions run high, going through the puberty stages where sometimes teens just don’t know what they are doing, plus getting through school with studies and everything else with making friends whereas some others don’t get so lucky about that. It’s a huge phase that kids go through before venturing out to college/university and maybe not and just going right to work or whatever the case may be.

Anyway, when I saw about 90% of the teachers at the reunion and anniversary, they all automatically remembered me even though 15 years have passed since I took my last walk out of those doors. I never visited back since then, but I feel like I really never left yesterday. I was so sad to hear about my favourite principal back in the day had passed away a few years ago from cancer. I was so devastated and cried. I truly know how to appreciate teachers and administrative staff for all the hard work and sacrifices they make and made to make sure we are educated and well looked after.

Some of the teacher’s names I had forgotten about and some that are still fresh in my mind, but they remembered me and some of the teachers said that they think about me from time to time. One of them said to me yesterday, Talin, you were my favourite student and I think about you all the time. I am so happy to be seeing you here today and in return, she was really one of my favourite teachers at the school. One of them always knew I was going to get into some sort of writing and when I spoke to her and told her what I do now, she got so excited to hear that I am doing what she thought I would do.

Anyway, I did a walk-through the school and I familiarized myself with the lockers I used to have, the classes I went to, the hallways that I walked around, familiar smells of the halls and classes, the gym, the library, and the staircases that was used to go up to the 2nd, and 3rd floors. The memories just came to me and some have faded and some have stayed with me. The washrooms and everything are also the same as I remembered where the washroom stalls are smaller.

I remember being part of teen voices, and other outreach programs. I was never really a sports person and I had joined into more interactive committees and creative writing.

I remember when I used to seldom take public transit home from school. I used to hate taking public transit up to now. That hasn’t changed. I remember getting a sign of relief when I saw I was being picked up by my dad or my brother and one of the teachers pointed that out to me yesterday, saying she remembers that I used to hate taking the bus and she remembers me being picked up. I said to her, nothing has changed on that front. LOL, and the only difference is that I drive now.

The 40th anniversary of Francis Libermann Catholic High School was definitely an eye-opener for me, which has overwhelmed me because time is flying and these are the moments of our lives that we will never get back and it teaches us to be grateful for each moment, even though they weren’t perfect and our expectations weren’t what we wanted, but we are getting older now and it truly makes you appreciate that little time you have in high school. Time never waits for you. You truly have to cherish life and the phases.

I was in tears while walking through the halls and I am in tears now as I write this now. I really miss high school a lot and I miss being a teenager. My advice to teenagers going to high school now, is to never waste a second of it, don’t take this time for granted. Even though it may not be a positive and good time for you, but also I want you to realize that high school is temporary and things do eventually get better and they will. It has for me. 4 years go by so quickly that you don’t even realize once you graduate and have your prom and then life changes right away. Well, it did for me.

2003 for me seems like yesterday, but in other ways, it does feel like its a long time. It really hit me hard yesterday and I just want to say how truly grateful I am for having a school to go to and getting to know many people of whom I am still in touch with. We didn’t really get along in high school, but we do now and that is what counts. Life and our personalities change and it’s absolutely amazing. You never truly learn to appreciate something until after the fact.

Thank you and congratulations to Francis Libermann and here is to another 40 years and beyond. I am super glad to be part of 4 years of it. All the best and may what happens between those walls be educational, fruitful filled with knowledge, respect, and getting closer with God in his teachings while learning valuable life lessons to take with you when you take your last walk out those doors. God bless Francis Libermann Catholic High School and all those in it.

Parties and Wedding RSVP Frustration and Annoyance

In life, we have special moments that come up with friends and family and planning parties, weddings and everything else is absolutely so difficult with inviting people and it becomes so stressful. When you want people to be part of your special day and when you enjoy the process of setting up the cards, mailing them out, and happily do it until stress strikes.

It is not everything that is the most difficult, frustrating and annoying; it is sending the invites to people with a due date that is never honoured and respected and some take their sweet time and others respect it and send the invite on time, whereas others respond after the due date. Some you have to remind. It is absolutely crazy.

You also have those people who don’t respond at all and then just show up. It doesn’t work like that. In most cases RSVP Cards come in, people need to fill those out and return them. The people inviting put postage stamps and have those cards out for a reason. To get organized. You can’t just tell the person they are coming by mouth. Chances are the people planning the wedding or event will forget, so it’s important to fill out the cards and mail it back in a time-sensitive and timely manner.

When you get an invite to any party, it is either a yes or a no. It is not that difficult. You look at your schedule, and boom, you answer and send back the RSVPs. It is not cool to wait for people to respond back while you have a million things to do and plan with the tables, how many favours or gifts you need to get for the guests arriving to your party as well as financially too with how many people you need to pay for.

It really isn’t easy to plan things when some people do not co-operate and respect you enough to send the RSVP’s back. It is common courtesy. It isn’t nice at all having someone wait and then hunting people down with calling, messaging, emailing, texting them until the last weeks of the wedding to see if it is a yes or a no.

Then there are those people who respond with attending, and then you write them down on a table card or chart and then they never show up or give an explanation as to why they did not bother to show up where you spent money for their meal. It is absolutely unfair and disgusting behaviour which needs to really stop. Some do not even respond back and you know you sent it to them and it did get sent to them or else it will be returned back to the person who mailed them with the return address.

Weddings and parties all go smoothly with planning until it comes time to the people attending them. You expect people to respond right away, but that never happens and it probably never will even with a strict time limit and being time sensitive.

The guests don’t think about how much work it takes to plan tables and everything. If you have ever been in these shoes where you plan an event and you wait for responses, it’s absolutely so frustrating and annoying and so absolutely ridiculous.

Yes, I realize some people cannot financially to maybe afford to go to parties, weddings and everything, but there is no excuse not to answer on due dates. It is not right at all. There is no excuse unless something very very important comes up or some other things arise, but it doesn’t give someone the right to delay an RSVP.

Have you ever been through this situation? Have you been frustrated and annoyed with this? Would love to hear all about it.

All the best with planning. It is not easy.