Thursday, April 17, 2014

Good Friday–The Sacrifice

One of my favourite Biblical statements is




I am reposting the white chocolate lamb I made a couple years ago, …a reminder on Good Friday.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Paska

Today I attempted baking paska for the first time. I used Lovella’s recipe from the Mennonite Girls recipe site HERE

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I must say, it tastes delicious!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Tuesday Tea time Apr 8, 2014

We are home from the desert! Although our snow banks here are still very large, it is good to be home. I missed seeing all your blogs (no internet at the house we rented)


We saw some nice strawberries when shopping for groceries today, so I made some filled cream puffs for our tea .


The strawberries included with the filling use an unusual ingredient…pepper! I wasn’t sure I would like it, but it adds a certain depth to the flavour.


The recipe may be found here

I am joining Sandi’s tea time Tuesday today..

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Winter Blessing!

This winter has given us more snow than we care to shovel.

We have a special person in our neighbourhood who seems to appear after each big snowfall, driving a bob-cat, helping out those who can’t keep up with snow clearing,…. elderly people, single Moms, and he also helped us out with our driveway.

I have no idea who he is, or where he lives, but he deserves a medal for his kindness.

Here are a few pics of his little machine at work.




The next picture was taken from our bedroom window as he was lifting the snow in our neighbour's yard….pretty high banks!…I wonder how long it will take to melt???


A snow angel of a different kind!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Rabbit Food

These days we like staying indoors by the fireplace. with a magazine, or watching Downton Abbey (just sayin!).

For all those who like decorating with white, nature has given us plenty of that this year…everywhere we look!

The faint gray line in the photo below is the height of the bank along our is about waist height…


I believe the snow banks are much taller than usual, and my husband can attest to that…every day he keeps up fitness with an old fashioned fitness machine…a snow shovel!



Anyway, back to the title of this post…rabbit food…. I  was feeling sorry for our resident bunny and prepared a special salad for her… since the snow has covered most of the vegetation she would be subsisting on…


rabbitI know most people dislike rabbits in their garden, but I don’t mind at all.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Years Day–Family Fun

( photos courtesy of our daughter)

Each year on January 1st our family prepares an ethnic meal, but this year we decided to  add a little twist and do our own version of a medieval dinner.

All was not true to historical details, but it certainly was fun!

The girls went thrift store shopping for their outfits, and we tried some medieval recipes found on the internet.

The men sported swords from our grandson's collection.

We all missed the use of forks…only spoons and knives were allowed, and using bread slices as cutlery proved to be a challenge.



Some photos of the grandchildren:





Lots of laughs, good conversation, and thankfulness that a new year started by being together.


Monday, December 30, 2013

Tea Time December 30, 2013

We are still enjoying the festive decor and some baked sweets, so I’ll join Sandi at her weekly tea time gathering.  Thanks again, Sandi, for hosting each week!

The table is set with Lenox Holiday china.


We host a Bible study group, and the men especially enjoy butter and mincemeat tarts, and the ladies like the lemon slice…


I sometimes think about how much fun it would be to have my blog friends around my table. What an interesting conversation that would be!


We are preparing for our family New Years Day tradition. W have a themed dinner , and this year it is a medieval meal…should be fun!