Wednesday, September 24, 2014


In ancient times, it was a tradition for Greek and Roman brides and grooms to be crowned with a laurel of oregano. I like my soft boiled egg with a generous sprinkle of oregano, especially when I've grown it myself.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Key Lime Pie

My first attempt at Key Lime Pie. Yes, it is great-tasting but too rich. One slice and you are done, until the next blue moon.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Roses on the menu

No roses left in our neighbourhood. This guy looks innocent. Not!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Terry Fox

We awakened to a blazing sun, a good day for a walk. The grass still heavy with dew as we registered and made our donation.

With our ribbons fluttering in the breeze, we head down the trail. We don't need a pep talk or jumping jacks with loud, blaring music to get us going.
There are no crowds, no bikers, no dogs so in a little over an hour we have 7km behind us. It feels good.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

100 foot peaches

The neighbour brought over a second batch of peaches and seeing as the freezer is already full of bins of quartered peaches, I decided to make our favourite dessert- Peach Kuchen. I love this recipe because you mix everything right in the baking pan, no need to use a bowl, less things to wash, but it just works beautifully. Now we have a bin of Peach Kuchen in the freezer for those cold winter nights when we have cravings for summer.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

St. Andrews

Bought a bag full of junk for seven bucks at my favourite thrift store. Just had the silver pendant that was in that bag appraised at the Antique Sale at St. Andrews. Let's just say that it is worth way, way more then seven bucks.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Davison Orchards

It was hot, crowded, and noisy  but despite all that we had the most fun at Davison Orchards in Vernon. After filling the van with fruit and veggies, bread and pies, we took a ride around the orchards in an apple box train pulled by a really big tractor.

The line-up for lunch was 45 minutes long; we ordered, paid, and were given a hockey puck shaped buzzer to take back to our table. When it buzzed we picked up our lunch at the kitchen window. Lunch was served in actual pie-plates. The food was good but the pies were even better.

Monday, September 1, 2014