Tag Archives: life

Beating the Winter Blues

There’s a winter storm blowing outside, so Becky and I decided it was a good day for baking. We chose a Tarte Tatin which is our third recipe from our Bake Off challenge.  The traditional apple for this recipe is … Continue reading

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A Cake for Valentines Day

This is number 2 of our Bake Off challenges; a Chocolate Raspberry Opera Cake. This took Becky and myself about six hours to make! I’m not going to write out the whole recipe as it covers two pages in the … Continue reading

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Pikelets 

This is the first of our Bake Off challenges and perfect for Pancake Day. I ate a lot of these growing up in Birmingham, but I haven’t seen any since I came to Canada. You mix equal amounts (175 g) … Continue reading

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Baking up a Storm!

While recovering from a fractured ankle and surgery, Becky and I started watching a show called “The Great British Bake Off”.  Sad to say, we became enthralled. These people have no training but have taught themselves to become bakers. Not … Continue reading

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Break A Leg 

Yep, that’s exactly what I did ten weeks ago during the dangerous activity of gardening. Unfortunately no-one was around so I had to crawl the 150 feet back to the house to call for help. The bones were set and … Continue reading

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Trip to Bavaria

I haven’t written lately because the WordPress App on my iPod wouldn’t let me.  I normally write on the fly, as do many of you, I think, so I haven’t written.  I just uploaded the new update, and now the … Continue reading

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Freedom!

It has been a long, long winter. Becky and I have been stuck in the house for four months! The reasons are varied. Becky had surgery, the lift broke, frigid temperatures, I hurt my back, and the lift broke again. … Continue reading

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Easter

Happy Easter!

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Black Lentil Soup with Herbes de Provence

So here it is, finally, a recipe. This one comes from the food delivery box we received last month. It uses two of the ingredients which are noted in the recipe title. You will need: 1tbsp olive oil 1 carrot, … Continue reading

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Surprise for Spring!

So far, 2015 has been a horrible year! Rather than moan and wail about our misfortune, I waited until there was something good to write about…and here it is. Our food parcel arrived today! We were looking into several options … Continue reading

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