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Back to Nature

With Becky away, I can wander a little, and two days ago I wandered up to Algonquin Provincial Park. It’s a long drive, but so worth it. The weather was perfect, and I managed to hike three short trails. Yeah! … 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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Raspberry Swirl

We had a Winter Corounne, and now we have a Summer Couronne filled with summer fruit. This is a true Bake Off challenge, as we started with the dough for Paul’s Apricot Couronne in “The Great British Bake Off Everyday”, but … 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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For Pitas Sake

This is a simple recipe for pita bread that we use all the time.  It’s from a book called “Essential Mediterranean” published by Murdoch Books. Put 440g (3 1/2 cups) plain flour in a bowl with 1 tsp sugar and … Continue reading

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Marmalade Tea Cakes

Becky found this recipe in “The Great British Bake Off Everyday” book. They are big raisin buns really and not cakes at all. Put 500g (4 cups) bread flour in a bowl with 1 tsp salt and 50g room temperature … Continue reading

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