Monday, April 20, 2015

Rockin' Robin



I hadn't seen him for so long and then this morning, there he was, just long enough to pose for a picture.
 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lavender socks





There is nothing to compare to the feel on your toes of handmade socks.



The colour of the Merino Wool reminds me of 'Croxton's Wild' English Lavender.



Soft and warm and they fit perfectly. Whenever I wear these one-of-a-kind pair of socks, I will think of the dear friend that took the time to make them for me.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The weekend









Cornmeal Crepes with Osoyoos peaches.








A hike through the Lac Du Bois Grasslands; so quiet you can hear yourself think.



Daryell and Daryell at Country Pond Market and Nursery in Barnhartvale.












Black Forest Cake for dessert; a great way to end a good weekend!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Pies









Apple pies are so simple to put together; make a crust, cut up some apples, and bake.




A lemon pie takes a lot of work; make a crust and bake, make the filling with sugar and eggs and lemon juice and lemon zest and water, cook until thick, pour into baked pie shell, beat egg whites and sugar until you get stiff peaks (very hard to do by hand), spoon meringue onto pie, bake until golden. But the taste is so worth it!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

LA LA Land-part four













On Sunday we explored Belmont Shore; lots of neat shops. Had lunch at KC Branaghan's Irish Pub. Then crossed the bridge to the island of Naples and walked along Mother's Beach; wrong place to beachcomb.



On Monday we did the cheesy tour of LA; the Coliseum was our first stop.







The Melrose Gate is where all the stars enter and exit Paramount Pictures Studios.



Found my truck in LA.







Finally saw some of our favourite stars.















We were late getting back to the bus because we had to get a picture of this star.







Tom Cruise's house; does it remind you of anything from World War Two ?



Leonardo Di Caprio's hotel-The Standard.











Had a great lunch at Mel's Diner; notice the hotel-ware platter. This is what I have been collecting all these years.







Santa Monica.
Our last stop was Venice; no comparison whatsoever to the real thing. But if you want a tattoo, medicinal marijuana, a T-shirt with Arnie's face on it, or a container full of sliced cukes or mangos, then this is the place for you.