My simple flavorful banana bread recipe has been evolving for years. For a while, it had everything but the kitchen sink – coconut, lime, chopped dates, and nuts. I used to make this for bake sales for my sons’ preschool. I was always so flattered when people would buy the entire loaf. After the first … Continue reading Simple, Flavorful Banana Bread
Waffles are one of my favorite breakfast treats. A few years ago I bought a Cuisinart waffle maker to make my own. Freezing the extras is a great way to have fast waffles anytime. After much experimenting, I have 2 delicious, reliable waffle recipes to share. Waffle maker. Uses about 1/3 cup batter per square. … Continue reading 2 Delicious, Reliable Waffle Recipes
Easy Sparkling non-alcoholic drinks with a secret ingredient. Earlier in the year, I posted about a lovely Grapefruit Gin Fizz. One of my wonderful readers commented that the drink sounded good but they didn't drink alcohol. I thought "Hey! I have some really yummy drinks for that too. " So here we are with delicious sparkling … Continue reading Easy Sparkling Non-Alcoholic Drinks
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!