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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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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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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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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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