Tag Archives: Ontario

Two Soups, One Book

These are recipes 9 and 10 from our challenge to try one new recipe a week for a year. We are still having some cool days here in southern Ontario, and the perpetual rain has raised the lake levels almost … Continue reading

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Slow Start To the Year

We have taken a break from the blog since returning to Ontario at the beginning of March. We have been focused on a couple of problems; one of which has been resolved but the others have not. We are both … 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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Light and Fluffy Scones

A couple of weeks ago, we invited our friend, Sue, over as a thank you for all the help she gave us in the garden. We decided to make some scones, which sounds pretty easy, right? I remember whipping up … 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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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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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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