Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
We missed the event at UBC in Vancouver but are really excited to be attending the event at Providence Farm in Duncan where event organizers Jason Found & Melanie Banas having been putting on Feast of Fields on Vancouver Island since 2006.
I've attached some of my photo's from the Summerland event. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did shooting them ;)
Butter Chicken from Waterfront Restaurant/764 Restaurant
Home made honey ice Cream, raspberries & chocolate sauce & beautiful topping provided by Cabana Bar & Grille
Heirloom Tomatoe & Gouda Pizza made by Okanagan Grocery. They rocked!
Summer apple, brown butter streusel & caramel pizza... Need I say more?
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Fall also brings on the delightful apples, pears, pumpkins, squashes and still the favourable corn! Sweet corn smothered with butter and salt. That says fall to me... Share with me what reminds you of fall, I would love to hear
Gerbera ~ they look so cute in my cow creamers :)
Lamb roast ~ it is quite a sight seeing all these lambs on the spit. I could not bring myself to eat any...
Friday, August 28, 2009
3 cups peeled, sliced peaches
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
2 tsp. baking powder
Mix peaches and 1/2 cup honey in bowl. In seperate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients (except butter). Melt the 1/4lb butter in bottom of the 8 x 8 baking dish in warm oven. Add batter to the melted butter in dish. Place the peach and honey mixture on top, spreading evenly. Bake in 350f oven for 1 hour. Goes very well with fresh whipping cream or icecream!
With the abundance of fresh fruit at this time of year, I highly recommend you trying this recipe out as I'm pretty sure you'll be making it for years to come for your own families!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Thank you T. K. for recommending this great place!
Thank you everyone who wished me well for my birthday (you know who you are) and hope to have you all in my life for many years to come!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Recipe by: Diana Rattray, About.com
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter (I guessed about 3/4 cup)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 to 4 large peaches, about 1 1/2 pounds, peeled, pitted, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 scant teaspoon cinnamon
In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, beat 10 tablespoons butter and the granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl combine the 1 2/3 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture until well blended, scraping the sides of the bowl a few times. Spread/pat the batter into the prepared pan. Slice the peaches and arrange over the batter, pressing lightly, in a concentric circle, overlapping as needed.
Combine the topping ingredients with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Sprinkle the crumbs over the peaches. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until golden brown and peaches are tender and bubbly.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The Ladybug Birthday Party
The little ladybug woke up
it was a most special day-
her little friend's birthday
Her little abode-
a sweet little rose
with crystal droplets of dew,
reflected sunlit petals
into a rainbow of hue.
Now she must hurry
no time to tarry,
as she made cupcakes
vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry-
making a pot of rosehips tea
she spiced it extra carefully...
She then tidied up
picking a fresh
bouquet of buttercup,
to place on her table
with party favor
for little bugs to savor...
Ribbons were hung
and balloons strung
to celebrate such an occasion...
she heard the doorbell ring
the guests had arrived-
oh, what presents they did bring!
Then they all danced to a tune
that the ladybug wrote,
by the light of the silvery moon,
and ended on a most harmonious note
as they all sang "Happy Birthday to you!"
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Gophers everywhere! My first to see. They make this irritating sound when danger is close to warn their little buddies. Glad I don't live close to them!!
Cornus canadensis - Bunchberry Dogwood.
They are just growing along the roadside. A real treat to see.