Category Archives: Gardens

Rhubarb Coffee Cake 

Coffee cake was an alien food to me when I first came to Canada. I was invited to ‘coffee mornings’ where you drank coffee and ate coffee cake. “I don’t like coffee”, I would tell people. “No problem”, they said, … Continue reading

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South of the Border Buns

As you know we are away from home with limited baking equipment, recipes and ingredients. This isn’t technically baking but it is baked. It is Heuvos Rancheros in a bun. I found it in a Taste of Home cookbook from … Continue reading

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Colours of Nature 

This is a small friendship garden in the centre of Mississauga. It’s named after our twin city Kariya, Japan.  Becky went to stay with her Dad for a night. She had a stressful week and needed a break. I took … Continue reading

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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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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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