Category Archives: Life

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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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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Olives and Thyme

  Number 10 of our Bake Off challenges is a Black Olive and Thyme Bread from the “Great British Bake Off; How To Bake” book. Put 250g (2 cups) bread flour and 25g (1 tbsp) whole wheat or spelt flour … Continue reading

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TheWeek That Got Away

The week got away from us; appointments, meetings, and weather so gorgeous that we had to barbeque. Although we had planned a Bake Off recipe and bought the ingredients, it just didn’t happen. C’est La Vie! Enjoy the sunset.

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The Other Stuff…

Becky and I do bake other things beside Bake Off challenges, so here’s a quick post about the other stuff. We made Cinnamon Buns with cream cheese frosting for my Book Club. The recipe comes from “Sweet Home” by Rebecca … Continue reading

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Winter Couronne

Spring in Ontario!  This week Becky and I baked a Ham and Cheese Couronne.  This is number 9 of our Bake Off challenges and comes once again from Paul Hollywood’s excellent book “British Baking”. You put 250g of bread flour … Continue reading

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Macaroon Madness

We did bake two batches of macaroons this week; pina colada and margarita flavoured. I was able to repair the mixer and get back to baking.  These Mocktail Macaroon recipes were from the “Great British Bake Off-How To Bake” book … Continue reading

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Rhubarb and Custard

For those of you in the UK, you probably think of the cartoon show, for me it was Sunday pudding, but today it is Rhubarb and Custard cupcakes in number 7 of our Bake Off challenges. I attempted  a couple of … Continue reading

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Six Months

It has been six months since I fractured my left ankle and had surgery.  Despite my friends assurances that I ‘would be back to normal in no time’, I knew I would not. I have limited movement and strength, and … Continue reading

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Another Bad Weather Bake Off

Another winter storm blew in on Tuesday night, so we baked baguettes.  This is number 5 of our Bake Off challenge. It took six hours from start to finish, so you’ve really got to like baguettes. The recipe from “The … Continue reading

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