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I am a married woman with children out of the home now developing my own interests, hobbies making my way through the heat of the experiences and days of my life. (Click on pictures to enlarge.)


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Watery Wednesday

A pond of water at the end of this Rainbow!!

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Spiced Rum Peaches.

Fresh peaches are plentiful right now in the stores and Farmers Markets. There are lots of ways to enjoy fresh peaches, here is a quick and easy way to prepare peaches for dessert.
Wash 4 good size freestone Peaches, cut into even slices.

In non-stick Frypan, melt 1/4 cup Butter and add 1/4 cup Brown Sugar. Heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.

Add sliced peaches to pan. Cook and stir peaches in sugar butter mixture until juice is syrupy and peaches are shiny.

I guess you have to eyeball it, the juices should not be carmelized but should be thick and bubbly.

Add 1/4 cup Spiced Rum to the pan. You don't have to flame it, just simmer in pan until the juices reduce.

Spoon over good quality Vanilla Ice Cream.

The hot and spicy peaches over the cold and creamy ice cream is a perfect dessert to serve. It couldn't be simpler to make either!!

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Zimbabwe Statues of Stone

Statues of Zimbabwe Art Show in Van Duesen Gardens in Vancouver.
These statues were interspersed around the entire garden. Each piece was for sale and two of the artists were set up in one corner of the garden doing carvings.

These photos are especially for my friend Jane who spent time in Africa and who herself is also a stone carver. I know she would of liked to see this art show herself!
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Today's Flowers

My hubby and I went out to Van Duesen Gardens in Vancouver yesterday to see the Zimbabwe Stone Carving Displays through the gardens. I only took a few photos of the flowers there, mostly the statues which I will feature in the next few days.
Here are some of the flowers I saw, and I only know the names of a couple of them so please feel free to put names to the others!

This flower was a bee magnet!

Hollyhocks, love the blood red colour!

Purple Alium.

Not sure what this or the next photo is!

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tempt my Tummy on a Tasty Tuesday!

On my holiday to Alberta, I had the opportunity to make some snacks with my niece Tracey.
Meet Tracey!!
Together we made Chocolate dipped Potato Chips!

You need a good portion of meltable Chocolate and some good crisp and thick Potato Chips. We mixed equal amounts of Milk and Dark Chocolate.

Put into microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir and then another 30 seconds to completely melt.

My Sous Chef paid close attention to the meltdown!

Its ready for Chips!

My little chip of the old block cracked open the bag!

Pick out the good strong unbroken chips for dipping.

And gently dip chip so one side or half the chip gets coated in chocolate. Lay chip onto wax paper to harden after.

Resist the urge to eat them while you dip or to lick your fingers during the process!

See those chocolatey fingers!!

You can sprinkle each chip with additional grains of Maldon Sea Salt or with a generous sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper.

Put the chips in the fridge to harden the chocolate.

This was a really tasty creamy and salty treat which did not last long!
We had a riot making this snack, we actually were making a plate full of wonderful memories!!