Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Book Club - 'Salem's Lot by Steven King

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"He glanced up at the sky, as if to see the very face of God, but the sky was indifferent."

" 'We must go through bitter waters before we reach the sweet.' "

For the Adult Summer Reading Club - Published in the Decade You Were Born

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Something I Like - Oak Hills Trail

I found Hike Kamloops on Instagram via a friend, and what a great find!  They have put together an amazling list of trails in the area from super easy to tough, with lots of information so you know what to expect.  

We walked the Oak Hills Trail out in Westside for the first time after reading about it on their site.
 


Oh look.  My finger.



It was a great trail for the kids - easy for The Girl to navigate, and enough adventure for The Boy.  We were there for hours and enjoyed every second of it.

Check it out, as well as Hike Kamloops - they are on Instagram and Facebook as well.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Life List - Make a pie with fruit from our garden

Our rhubarb and mint plants are the only things in our garden you can count on to grow - besides the weeds of course.  Every year the rhubarb explodes seemingly overnight and I give away bags and bags of it.  This year I put some in the kitchen at work with a sign that said "Free" and ran away.  Hee.




I have made lots of crisps and crumbles over the years but I rarely make pies because I am not good at making pie dough.  I hate it.  And it hates me.  Thank goodness I picked a pie with only one crust.



This rhubarb crumble pie was pretty tasty, and while I thought it was too lemony, others didn't even taste the lemon.  So there you go.

I also made Nigella's Irish Tarte Tatin which was not my favorite - too doughy.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sunday Dinner - Steak, fixins, Creamed Spinach,and Banana Cake with Penuche Frosting

This was a while back, as I've been slacking on the Sunday Dinner posts lately - it's been so hot here and often by the time I get everything to the table I forget to take a photo and then within days I've forgotten what we even ate....... 

We did a nice steak dinner with baked potatos, sauteed mushrooms, salad, a nice classic steakhouse creamed spinach, and a very nice and very rich banana cake with penuche frosting

These dinners are why none of my clothes fit. 


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Something I Like - El Seven Nite Club featuring Big Sugar



A real gem from the 90's and one of my favorites cd's to this day.  In addition to the great Canadian band Big Sugar, there are beautiful songs by Carl Strygg, Lee Aaron, and the amazing Molly Johnson (the Mister and I saw her play in Calgary before we moved and she was incredible!).