At last, Blackberry Season is here. We are very lucky here in Vancouver we have a very blackberry friendly environment. Most of the year blackberry canes are annoying weeds, but for a couple of weeks, they completely redeem themselves. " order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] It is something of a family tradition to brave the thorns to … Continue reading Delicious Recipes for Blackberry Season
In December I moved into my new place (Downsizing: I did it ...so can you). Since then I have planned some improvements. I painted the upstairs but due to the rule that Gillie does not do ladders unsupervised (vertigo), I had a painter do the stairwell and downstairs. While I was preparing for her I … Continue reading Easy Fireplace Mantle Upgrade – Blah to Beautiful!
Make your own Blueberry Balsamic Jam. Homemade Blueberry Jam is easy. I am not an expert canner. I married into a family of real experts and was very intimidated. My terrific sister-in-law gave me some lessons and now I can manage the very basics. When I was growing up my mother kept bees. Every month we … Continue reading Make Your Own Blueberry Balsamic Jam – Delicious!
How to make Paw Wax to protect your puppy’s paws in winter. I saw a video recently on Paw Wax. I was intrigued. It is a very cute video on You Tube here. I have two dogs and while most of our walks are on trails we do have to walk on the roads to … Continue reading How to make Paw Wax to protect your puppy’s paws in winter. It’s easy!
The finished wool coat. Winter is upon us with unusual enthusiasm, this year. I made this coat to wear in Toronto where is is usually much colder than here (North Vancouver). I was pleased to get this coat out and wear it here. It occurred to me that I have committed the unpardonable sin of … Continue reading Finished FSG 1963 wool coat.