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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.)


Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall means Apples among other things!

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Is there nothing better than a fresh crisp apple just picked off the tree? I wait all year for apples to be ready for picking then we eat apples until they are gone!

Our favorite has to be the Honeycrisp apple!
A thing of beauty!

Little splashes of yellow on the leaves show Fall is arriving along with the apples.
The Apple Barn is the place to go here for fresh Apples ready for picking as well as all other kinds of fresh vegetables and products.

Happy Halloween everyone!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Parts of the Discovery Trail that traverses from one side of our town all the way to the other side. A great walking/jogging/biking trail to explore.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tea Time!
Who doesn't like a nice cup of Tea?

It seems that not many people have teacups anymore to have their Tea in.  My former Mom in Law, straight from England would not think of putting Tea in anything but a fancy teacup and matching saucer. She also had the little spoons to stir with, the kinds you collect from different places as a rememberance of trips gone by.
My grandmother as well drank her Tea either out of fancy teacups or out of the green or orange old coffee cups that you see a lot of now in Antique stores.
I always liked the look of teacups and the fancy designs and flowers etc. that decorated teacups and saucers but never was a fan of drinking my tea out of a fancy teacup. They always seemed tipsy to me, and rattly on the saucer if you know what I mean and the Tea never stayed as hot as I like my Tea to be.
The sight of a fancy pretty teacup though never fails to bring back those memories of the past people in my life who took a well deserved break in thier day for a proper cup of Tea.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Today's Flowers

Pink Roses, a bit past prime.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Camera Critters

Mini Shepard. Belonged to a woman I met at Fort Langley who kindly let me take a couple of photos of her dog.

I made a mistake resizing them but you can still see his beautiful eyes.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Skywatch Friday

Field of Pumpkins in Sumas Prairie, outside Abbotsford, B.C.
Beautiful Autumn afternoon. Blue skies and Fall colours.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall colour is everywhere. An outdoor garden we visit called Minter Gardens is the location of these photos. We went to visit on the last day of the season for the Garden.
The days are shorter, the air is cooler.
The scenery changes every day.
Isn't Fall amazing!

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Today is my Hubby's birthday and I wanted to make him something special for supper that I have never made before. We both like spicy so these Pulled Pork Sandwiches were perfect for that. This was very easy to cook, and I used the Crock Pot so it cooked all day while we were out enjoying the beautiful fall day.
Here is the recipe for you. I am one of those cooks that don't measure much so feel free to add or subtract as you want if you choose to try this.

2 1/2lb. Pork Butt Roast
1 large coursely chopped Onion
3 large grated Garlic Cloves
7 oz. can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo sauce
2 TBSP. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1/2 tsp. fresh ground Black Pepper
1 1/2 tsp. Dry Mustard
1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
3 TBSP. Worchestershire Sauce
1 tsp. dried Thyme flakes
1 tsp. Rosemary dried
1 tsp. dried Cilantro 
24 oz. Dr. Pepper (not the Diet kind)
Chop onion and grate the garlic into the bottom of your Crock Pot. Open up your pork butt roast and spread out flat. Generously season both sides of pork with a mixture of the salt, pepper, dry mustard, brown sugar, garlic and onion powder. Lay Pork on top of your onion layer. Open can of Chipotles and spread peppers and sauce over the top of the Pork. Sprinkle Thyme, Rosemary and Cilantro over top and then pour Dr. Pepper, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Worchestershire sauce over top. 
Cook on low for 9-12 hours. 
Remove pork to platter and pull apart meat using two forks. Pour sauce into dutch oven, strain out most of onion mixture and coarse chop in blender. Boil sauce on stove until reduced in volume by half, add back the coarse chopped onion mixture and the pork and simmer on stove for about 30 minutes. 
While this is simmering it is time to make a Slaw to go on top of your sandwiches. 
1 small Fennel bulb, shredded
! Carrot, shredded
!/2 cup Shredded Daikon Radish
2 green Onions, fine chopped
1 TBSP. Apple Cider Vinegar
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1 Garlic clove, grated
Salt and Pepper to season. 
Mix Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil, garlic, salt and pepper together and pour over vegetables and mix thouroughly. 
To serve split and toast a Fresh Poor Boy Bun. Spread with butter generously and pile Pulled Pork onto bun. Cover with Slaw. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

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Having some fun with my Photoshop Twirl filter, this is actually the Jaguar hood ornament on top of a Jaguar car.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Today's Flowers

The last of the summer Dahlias.

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