Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nanaimo Bars in Nanaimo

These bad boys are pretty rich.
Seriously rich in fact.
I may need to have a nap after eating just one.
Being in Nanaimo, B.C. (birthplace of this treat) I feel it would be rude 
not to sample at least one while I am there.
The city of Nanaimo has a link to 
the Nanaimo Bar Trail, a map and directory
of the location of all the variations
of this treat in the harbour city.
I printed my copy yesterday so I may plan 
my exploration of the Old City Quarter.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

BC adventures

I'm heading back to BC for two weeks.
Sadly, my husband is unable to travel with
me so I am travelling alone conducting
recognisance for our big move in a years time.
After researching the region and the communities
we are thinking about Naniamo and Gabriola Island.
After all the reading and research and I so exciting about actually
stepping off of the ferry and seeing all the spots that 
I have read so much about.

Check here often, and I am taking my Mac with with so there
will be many updates on my adventure. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

How My Garden Grows

I just needed to share.
I wait all winter for new colour in 
my garden.
I don't even mind that a baby bunny
is eating much of my tender shoots, 
and the chipmunk
is digging up tulips bulbs.

These things to shall pass.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Long Weekend Baking

Boozy Banana Pound Cake

May 2-4 weekend if upon us.  Even though it is not actually May 24th, 
and the weekend is not technically referred to as "May 2-4" (it's Victoria Day weekend to celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II - I know it is confusing but it is the first long weekend of summer - just go with it), I like to think of it as the first "perfect food" weekend of summer.

I will also admit that bananas, bourbon, and chocolate chips are 
really traditional Canadian foods, 
BUT, this is the first "PERFECT FOOD" weekend so I won't get too fussy.

Once AGAIN comes through with this delightful gem.

The booze, bananas and chocolate are drizzled with a caramel sauce whilst still warm.

That can't be a bad thing.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcake Tulips

Combining my love of cupcakes
my love of gardening

Red Velvet Cupcake Tulips

I wish I could have a shawl this colour and texture
to wrap myself up.
Tragically, the colour 
would clash wish my hair.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I don't only bake you know

My garden, spring 2012

I enjoy my garden.

I plant bulbs, seeds and plants
with a general idea of what I have
and am shocked and delighted
with what pops up
down the line.

I have always been the best all you 
can eat buffet for the local bunny.
She's getting fluffier, and I have
learned to protect just those plants 
that don't spread like crazy.

As it is now May, more things
are working their way to the surface.