Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2009’

Sunset At The Park

Testing Out a New Camera at the Park…

I bought a digital point & shoot today and tested it out at the park.  So far I’m not very happy with it.  It feels like I’m handcuffed, wearing a girdle and stuck in traffic: it’s slow and there is too much restriction.  We’ll see how it goes tomorrow as I’m going to take it to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary.  It …

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Rye Caraway Sourdough

My Pet Sourdough

Another acquisition from New England was a sourdough starter from King Arthur Flour.  Since I’m learning to be a dedicated baker I’ve been testing out new recipes and visiting places where bakers go.  If you are a baker then the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Store is your candy store.  The shelves were piled high with every gadget, appliance, and (surprise) flour you …

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Pie Pumpkins Large

Famous Whole-Grain Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

I have made these muffins many, many times over the past few years.  Once I was happy with the recipe I started make little changes to the flavour for the seasons.  I’ve made Pumpkin-Apple Muffins, Pumpkin-Orange Muffins, Pumpkin-Coconut-Macadamia Muffins, and many others but the original recipe is my favourite with its warm spice, rich molasses, crunchy walnuts and sweet cranberries.  …

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Trevin Farms Medium

Sassy Goats, Begging Chickens and Chevre – A Vermont Farmstay

One of the highlights of my trip through New England this fall was the cheese making class at Trevin Farms in Central Vermont.  Trevin is a farmstay that offers a 3-day chevre-making class in the company of the gracious Chef-Owners, Troy and Kevin, and their family: two giant Bull Mastiffs, two friendly horses, a small herd of milking goats, and …

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Big Bowl Of Basil

Thai Peanut Curry Recipe

Ingredients: 1 medium onion, diced 3 organic chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch pieces 1/2 a head of cauliflower, chopped into bite sized florets 2 large carrots, chopped in half moons 1 cup shredded red cabbage 1 can (400ml)  coconut milk 1/2 cup all natural peanut butter 1/4 cup organic chicken broth, 2 tablespoon thai red curry paste 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 cup …

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Neigbours Dahlia Medium

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day

Bloom Day November 15…October 2009 On the 15th of October I was still road tripping through the East so I missed out on my first Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day post.  But as soon as I arrived home I rushed out the the garden with the camera in tow and inspected all that was in bloom, as do most gardeners after being on vacation.  I then promptly put …

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