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Christmas 2015

A friend displayed the cookies I sent Every year I put together a Christmas Cookie Box for friends and family. This past Christmas they were sent out the last weekend of November for deilvery before Advent. The cookies sent out were: Current Gingerbread Cookies Mincemeat Pinwheels Clove Sugar Cookies Cherry & Nut Biscotti Speculaas Chocolate…

Hazelnut Cake

We were haveing some friends and a neighbour over for dinner one evening we needed a dessert. Cake! Utilizing cookbooks seems to be a  challenge foe me lately. With the web always close at hand, in my mind it can be easier to go and print something off. One of my ongoing goals is to…

February 2015

It has been a long while since I posted on a regular basis. It’s been a couple of years getting over a heart problem and getting back to a reasonable facsimile of health. With that out of the way I am going to try and get back to posting. In 2015 I was fortunate enough…

Carrot Ginger Layer Cake – for a Summer Pot Luck

With summer coming to a close we were invited to a work colleagues home for a pot luck supper. These are always great fun! I was requested to make a carrot cake. A favourite around our house but there is always way too much for the two of us to enjoy – responsibly. Below are…

Nando’s – Vancouver Davie Street

Lunch at Nando’s Last week a few friends and I got together for a last summer lunch. Two friends were on their lunch hour and the other two had the day at leisure. Nando’s was close for all on this day. I won’t go into the meal.  It was typical Nando’s – good for its…

June 2015

Well it’s certainly been a long time since I made a regular post on the blog…. It’s been an insteresting  year and a half dealing with a health issue. While I have been active and continued to be able to travel, finding the energy to create a coherant blog post has been challenging. Having said…

Christmas Baking 2014 – The Planning

It’s mid to late October and it’s time for me to get onto deciding what my Christmas baking list will look like. A few days of work ahead of me. Do you plan out your baking? This far ahead? Would love to hear from you.

Just Back….

Just back from almost a month of travel. I was fortunate to visit Munich & Area in Germany. Barcelona, Ibiza, Cartagena, Malaga, & Cadiz in Spain. Bridgetown in Barbados and Toronto on the way home to Vancouver. One of my guilty pleasures is to shop in bookstores and supermarkets when I am out of the…

Sour Cherry Danish Braid

If you have been following over the last week you must have known this was coming. Sour Cherry Danish Braid. I have made this in the past with canned cherry pie filling and it was pretty good. It must be better with home made sour cherry filling. I used a recipe in Baking with Julia…

Danish Pastry Dough

I have been following Joe Pastry for about a year now. He has some great tips and history on baking. With reading a blog like Joe Pastry it was inevitable that I would need to make pastry. So Danish pastry it was. It had to be at least 10 years since the last time I…

Almond Filling

To go with the Sour Cherry Filling I made the other day I searched for a recipe for an almond filling. I found one in Baking With Julia. I was inspired by this recipe. A pretty awesome book. Almond Filling For this recipe I used: 1 Cup of sliced Almonds 1/2 Cup of Icing Sugar2…