Wednesday, 4 April 2012

D” is for……

Newfoundland & Labrador is known for its uniqueness, dialect, cuisine, and probably most of all, some very unusual town names.  I’m going to take this opportunity to tell you about my choice for the top three “odd” place names—that start with the letter “D”.  Throughout this A-Z challenge, I’ll throw a few more out there for your perusal.

For a complete list of place names of Newfoundland & Labrador, visit:   

 Here's my top three, starting with the letter "D":

Number 3:   


Number 2:  

 Drum Roll please……

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Number 1:  

So, as you can see, some of the place names are very unique, but our rich culture and heritage is something all Newfoundlander & Labradorians are very proud of, as well as our place names.

Now, to close, let me share a great recipe...well, of course, it starts with "D".  It's for Dill Beans--I know, you might be saying...YUCK!!  But if you like dill, you'll love this recipe.  We use it as a side with cold meats, or as an appetizer with cheeses and wine.  Sometimes, we just open a bottle and munch on them right out of the jar.  I hope you'll give it a try.

Dilly Beans
2 lbs fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
4 cloves garlic, peeled
8 sprigs fresh dill weed
4 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 cups white vinegar
2 1/2 cups water
1 cup chopped onion

Cut green beans and to fit inside pint canning jars.
Place 1 clove garlic, 2 sprigs dill weed and 1 tbsp onion in each jar,
Add 1 teaspoon of salt to each jar, then pour vinegar and water mixture to to within 1/2 inch from the top.  Place sterilized lids and rings on jars, close loosely.

Place bottles in a large pot and fill pot with water to within 1 inch of the top of the jars.  Bring to boil over high heat, reduce heat to medium and continue boiling for 15 minutes.  Remove jars and tighten lids, set aside to seal.  Store in a cool pantry.  Let set for at least two weeks before eating...this allows all flavors to blend. 



  1. Regardless of the last locations rather creative name they are breathtakingly beautiful!

    Didn't put beans in my garden {we planted yesterday here in Virginia) but i will keep this recipe since we do share our produce. And one of my neighbors is sure to come over with a large bag of beans looking for a large bag of my tomatoes!

    1. Wow, I can't imagine planting yet----we woke up this morning to a winter wonderland!! We had about 5 cm of snow overnight, but it warmed up to about 4* Celsius by noon, so it's pretty sloppy outside now.