Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day once again!  Last year was a fruit pie, this year was a pudding/chocolate pie.  A Mocha Coconut pie, to be exact.  I made it at Thanksgiving last year too, but didn’t get to try a piece, so my choice was a pretty easy one this time.  It’s kind of a fail pie, since the filling didn’t quite set firmly enough to slice properly.  More of a pie trifle once you get it onto the plate.  Ah well, it still tastes good.

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Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Long time, no post, it seems.  I have a whole bunch, just have never uploaded them onto here. But now I shall do some again.  For my nephew’s third birthday back in August, I created an ice cream cake.  It had a layer of chocolate cake on the bottom to provide some stability and then two litres or so of homemade vanilla ice cream with crushed/chopped Oreos stirred in.  It was really good, in my opinion, but I am a fan of all things ice cream and all things cake.  He referred to it for days as muffin ice cream, haha.

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Cherry Crisp Ice Cream

There’s only one day left in Ice Cream Month!  I have certainly been doing my part in celebrating this most delicious of months, both in making ice cream and in eating it.  But mostly in eating it.

I have a slight cherry addiction during the summer.  I will be very sad when cherry season is over for another year.  I know that you can freeze or can them, but it is just not quite the same.  Anyway, I discovered this ice cream last year, and had to wait until a couple weeks ago to make it again.  Seems like a lot of work, but it’s worth it.  Make vanilla ice cream, plunk 1/3 of it in a container, with a roasted cherry layer and a crisp oatmeal layer. Repeat a couple times and freeze for a while.  Then when you scoop it out, you get a oatmeal roasted cherry swirl in the ice cream.  Soooo gooood.

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Victoria, Day 4

Well, technically a travel day.  Got up at the crack of dawn to make it to the airport.  Flew to Saskatoon and then had to drive home.  The light while driving home was perfect summer evening light, so even though I used my little camera and the windshield was dirty, it was still pretty outside.

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Victoria, Day 3

Next day, we went to the beach in the morning, about a mile or so from where we were staying.  Then we drove downtown, managing to not hit any tourists along the way, and walked along the waterfront.  We would have liked to take a whale watching boat, but didn’t really have the time.  Next time.

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Victoria, Day 2

The second day we were there, but the first full day, we visited Craigdarroch Castle, an interesting yet creepy place; Hatley Castle and Gardens, where we accidentally toured the gardens without paying the fee, oops; and the Butchard Gardens, where we DEFINITELY paid the fee and stayed until it got dark because they light it all up at night.  It was a very garden-y, castle-y day.

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Victoria, Day 1

Last week, a couple friends and I were in Victoria for 3 days.  Well, 2 days and a bit, really, by the time we actually got there.  So I thought I’d pick some pictures from each day, and split them up into three posts.

So the first day we boarded the ferry near Vancouver, and crossed to Vancouver Island.  We found the house we were renting, which was very nice, and walked to the Oak Bay Marina restaurant for supper.  As a bonus, the window by our table faced west, so we got to see the sun set.

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