Category Archives: Family

Pizza Barbeque

It’s too hot to bake indoors, so we were excited to find a book about grilling pizza. We have our own dough recipe, but used the general principals to cook pizza on the barbeque. This is our dough after the … Continue reading

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Royal Botanical Gardens

  We have been very busy of late. Summer is here and there’s not a day to waste! We spent one of those beautiful days visiting the newly opened Rock Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) in Burlington/Hamilton. It is … Continue reading

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Chocolate Eclairs

These were my favourite cakes in England, followed very closely by Lemon Buns. We can buy something here that is called a Chocolate Éclair, but quite frankly, I can’t eat them, they are so awful.  We can’t buy fresh cream … Continue reading

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The Falls

The weather has been fantastic, so we took advantage of it and drove down to Niagara Falls. First stop, the Falls. Then Becky wanted to go to a casino. We were able to take the fully accessible Incline lift up … Continue reading

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Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

The vegetable garden has been planted, and although the new plants are small, the rhubarb is a monster. It has grown about a foot in one week. We’ve had a bit of a hot spell, but today was cool enough to bake, … Continue reading

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Rhododendron Gardens

It was a holiday weekend here in Canada, and the weather was beautiful. I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to try running outside. I have slowly built up my time on the treadmill at physiotherapy, but … Continue reading

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Marmalade Tea Cakes

Becky found this recipe in “The Great British Bake Off Everyday” book. They are big raisin buns really and not cakes at all. Put 500g (4 cups) bread flour in a bowl with 1 tsp salt and 50g room temperature … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Bake

Happy Mother’s Day! Becky remembered half way through the afternoon, which made me laugh. That’s okay.  We spent the day together and did some baking, which seems like a good way to spend any day. I was going to make … Continue reading

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A Ride to Remember

Yesterday, Becky and I did something for the first time; we went on a fun ride with a Harley Davidson group.  Becky was supposed to go in a side car with her Dad, but the weather was cold and wet, … Continue reading

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Fishing For A Compliment

We chose Whitby Fish Pie for our eleventh Bake Off challenge.  We adapted the recipe from Paul Hollywood’s book, “British Baking”. We had to adapt it because we live roughly 1,000 miles from the sea. The amounts for pastry were double … Continue reading

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