Sunday, 28 February 2016

Freezing Rain, Coloring, and making Ice Cream

It seems like we've had a lot of freezing rain this winter.  
I just love the sound of it clicking on the windows.  
I grabbed my camera and took a few shots, as it was layering up on my kitchen window....

Our daughter gave me an adult coloring book and colored pencils.  I don't get much time to
 color, but I can't believe how much I love it, when I do!!  
It is so relaxing.
We made a batch of vanilla ice cream in my electric ice cream maker.  
I.forgot to take photos of the actual "making" part, but managed to get some snaps of 
the last couple of scoops that hubby and I enjoyed. 
It was divine---have to make it at least once more this winter. 

I love mine with the fresh patridgeberry jam,.........

Hubby is more of a "warm chocolate sauce with freshly chopped peanuts" guy .....


Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Tilthouse Bakery

I actually took the photos for this post two weeks, but got a little sidetracked.....

I have been visiting this bakery ever since we moved out here almost a year and a half ago.  I finally got my nerve up to ask the owner for permission to take some photos and do a post about it.
I am talking about the Tilthouse Bakery in Portugal Cove. 
 It's just a ten minute drive from my house, and I love to go over on Saturday 
mornings for some treats.  
Have a look.....

Here is just a small sampling of treats for those with a sweet tooth.....

There is always a huge selection of pies filled with a variety of different fruits and berries...

and, of course, my favourite-lemon meringue

The smell of the huge selection of freshly baked ginger cookies, decorated for every 
season & occasion, is always in the air.

 The pan-fried fish cakes made from salt cod, with loads of onions are delicious. 
I always buy half a dozen, but always eat one on my way back in the car!!!

Chicken sandwiches, on fresh baked buns.... 

They have this fabulous pizza bread.  I bought one last week for hubby (who loves pizza), and he loved it!!
 He said it seemed to be a huge slice of pizza, loaded with meats and cheeses, folded over like a sandwich, on their fresh pizza dough.

 They have an overwhelming assortment of breads....

This is barely the tip of the iceberg.  They have different types of cookies (too numerous to mention), assorted cheesecakes, soups stews, and pastas-all prepared in single serving
containers, which would be great for work lunches.

I don't know if it's the smell of all the freshly baked goods, the awesome selection, or the
 super-friendly staff, but when I am there, 
I am not baking,but,
I am certainly calm


Tuesday, 23 February 2016

We've finally joined the "Proud Grandparents Club"!!!!

 I must apologize for ignoring my blog totally over the past few weeks. 
I am really sorry, but I think I will be forgiven....because....... 
hubby and I have finally joined the "Proud Grandparent's Club"!!!!!

Yes, our beautiful granddaughter arrived right on schedule and is absolutely enchanting.
Baby, mommy and daddy are all doing fine, and baby is literally growing right before our eyes!