Wednesday, December 17, 2014


A walk along the river in the sunshine, small flocks of geese in the park and at the water's edge. But we could not miss the white head and white tail of the bald eagle sitting in the bare trees across the river. Wish I had a better zoom lens.
Back home this Cooper's Hawk (I think) settles on our cedar hedge just long enough for me to take his picture.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Scandi style

We decided to put up our dowel tree again this year. It takes up much less room and I can see each ornament without anything artificial getting in the way.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bazaar memories

This is the highlight of the Christmas Craft Fair and Tea; a plate of tiny bread triangles filled with all sorts of tasty fillings plus mini cookies and tons of fruit and veggies accompanied by dark coffee with lots of cream or English tea with lots of milk. Brings back lots of memories.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Weather watch

One minute it's like this...
and then you look out to see this. Love winter except for all the snow.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Our favourite Christmas cake

A friend gave me the recipe quite a few years ago and it's the cake I make for the holidays. What makes this cake so good is the sour cream  and eggs and butter plus a big spoonful of orange zest. The house smells so good after baking these beauties.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


With the help of Mr. Cowboy, I finished the necklaces for the auction. They are both a combination of strips of old magazines, sea glass, and found baubles.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Peaches and cream

Outside it was snowing but inside it was summertime. I mashed up some peaches that we had frozen in August, mixed it with cream and eggs, and added it to a bowl of flour, sugar, ginger and cinnamon.