I know that people have strong feelings about oatmeal raisin cookies. Especially since sometimes they tend to hide their raisin-ness and fake being chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. For some reason this ends in severe disappointment to the person who wanted chocolate chip and ended up with raisin. I happen to like both, so it’s not such a major disappointment. Sorry, oatmeal raisin, but oatmeal chocolate chip cookies will always have the preferential treatment.
However, this is ice cream month and time to celebrate all flavours equally. Except for a select few, there really are hardly any bad ice cream flavours that I have either made or tasted. I had not attempted this oatmeal raisin one yet, and decided this was an excellent time to do so. I didn’t really see how it could be bad, and I was right, it’s delicious. (Not quite as good as cookie dough, but don’t tell this stuff I said that.)
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For those of you living under a rock, or in a country that is not Canada, we celebrated our country’s 150th birthday this weekend! They had two nights of fireworks in town, Friday and Saturday, undoubtedly annoying all the dogs … Continue reading
Just like the title says, I couldn’t decide which pictures were the ones I most wanted to post. So it’s going to be a conglomeration of things instead. Mostly spring things, like a crocus, and a hawk on a cloudy day, and a cool old house or two I visited on a recent photo tour, and a storm sneaking up on us during seeding.
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It’s that time of year again! When we celebrate Pi and the circular shape by creating and eating fantastical pie creations. I mean, I guess we could bake circular cookies or cake or pizza or whatever, but since Pi sounds like and is only one letter from Pie, it seems to be meant to be. This year’s pie is a Peanut Butter Banana Split Pie. It was supposed to be a banana cream pie, but the filling had a banana liquer in it and ever since an unfortunate illness when I was a kid that led to banana flavoured penicillin I just cannot eat banana flavoured things without gagging. So I made vanilla filling, and that seemed to taste like ice cream sort of, and so I renamed it. The filling seemed like it was going to stay liquidy and sloshy until I gave it a stern talking to. Then it set up, and I could get a nice slice out, for you all to drool over. Happy Pi(e) Day!
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With all the snow this week, it felt more like Christmas than Thanksgiving, but the calendar says it is only October, so turkey day it is. I promised a friend of mine, Krysta, that since she beat me to posting the annual Thanksgiving greeting card on facebook, that I would torment her with pie pictures. So, I thought, why deprive the general internet of the same fate? These are the ones I made: Lemon meringue tart (dough and meringue from a recipe book, filling from here), raspberry chiffon, pumpkin pie (family secret recipe) and my very favourite chocolate silk pie, a previous PI Day entry, I do believe. I didn’t get to taste the lemon or raspberry, but they were all gone, so I choose to believe they were tasty. Maybe next Pi Day.
Most people who know me, know of my love of fireworks. If there is an occasion where I can buy fireworks, and then cheerfully set them off, I will do so. You can waste a lot of money pretty quick when you decide to have fireworks, so I have to be a little choosy about when I actually buy them. So far this year, I’ve had the pleasure of doing it three times, and I am just as excited every time.
Now, as good as the ones I can buy are (there are certain types that are better, just so you know), the ones that the city buys for Canada Day are better (usually). It stands to reason, they should have more than 200 bucks to spend. This year, they had two nights of fireworks (yay), one set on July 1, and one set on the last day of the fair the next night and I went to both, of course. The second night was rather disappointing, perhaps they spent all the money on the first night, but the ones on Canada Day were pretty great.