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Happy Father’s Day

Well, it's Father's Day, and all I've done is phone my Dad, and make some strawberry jam from some of the strawberries I bought when he and I went to some farmer's markets yesterday.  The strawberries made me think of... Continue Reading →

One more reason to smile.

Well, I was certainly surprised to be nominated for a Liebster Award by Jessica, who has  a wonderful blog called Unmeasured Journeys that is definitely worth a visit.  I enjoy stopping by to read her posts because they are always brimming... Continue Reading →

Life has been happening…

I have been neglecting this blog lately, and I would like to apologize for that.  Mainly to myself, since I enjoy writing it and I've not been making time for that lately.  Things are getting busy at work as the... Continue Reading →

Blueberry Tea Cake

The blueberry tea cake was made at school one day, mainly to use up some blueberries we had taking up space in our too small freezer.  I'd thought muffins, but the teacher in our class had his heart set on... Continue Reading →

Bachelor Buttons

Mrs. John Scott contributed the recipe for Bachelor Buttons to The New Galt Cookbook.  There is a whole chapter for cookies, and I have to admit that I picked this one mainly because it was the first one that I... Continue Reading →

Huff – an Oddly Named But Delightful Rhubarb Dish

I've made Huff twice now, once last summer, when I didn't bother to strain the pulp out of the rhubarb before making it (it just seemed wasteful) and again today, this time taking the time to strain it.  And I... Continue Reading →

A Quick and Easy Coffee Dessert for Summertime

Coffee jelly sounds delicious.  Coffee.... jelly.... delicious dessert.... what's not to love? For me, it turns out what's not to love is coffee jelly.  I guess I should have known.  I'm not one for cold coffee drinks, I prefer my... Continue Reading →

A Different Take on Crumpets

I was flipping though a few cookbooks, looking for a muffin recipe to make for breakfast, and I came across another crumpet recipe.  I'm all for crumpets, and as these ones are made without yeast, I decided to make them... Continue Reading →

Bird’s Nests – an interesting breakfast idea

There are countless ways to make eggs for breakfast, and I've been seeking out some of the more unusual ones featured in my old cookbooks to try.  The recipe for bird's nests seemed to fit the bill. The idea behind... Continue Reading →

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