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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
If you're like me, you tend to improvise when it comes to cooking....especially soups. This may not be an authentic borscht recipe; it's one of my own making...but my husband likes it, so that's what counts, right? A while back I mentioned getting some small beets from my mom's garden. That day, I just cooked the greens, along with some swiss chard. The next day, I made the borscht you see here.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The flowers on the boulevards in Brandon are beautiful at this time of the year, but stopping in traffic to take pictures is a little difficult, so one Sunday evening, after church, we decided to stop by City Hall and take some pictures of the garden there instead. The photos were taken with a phone, so a couple of them are a little blurry, but still show off how pretty the flower beds are.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
After touring the Butterfly Garden, and the Formal Garden in the Assiniboine Park, our next stop was The English Garden. We hadn't been there for several years, but it was as beautiful as I remembered.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
We had to get one stereotypical Manitoba scenery shot!
And of course this one of a country road stretching out for miles.
It was a beautiful day, with clear blue skies.
The leaves on the trees were just starting to change colour.
By the time I got the camera ready,
these two Blue Herons had already taken flight.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
# 1 Dilly Cucumber Salad
This first salad takes me back to my childhood. My parents grew fields of cucumbers to ship to a pickling company. The cucumbers had a be a certain size to meet the standards for pickles, so maybe that's why I remember eating a lot of cucumbers as a kid. Funny, I never got tired of them!
Mom used to make an even simpler version of this salad....just sliced cucumbers and vinegar. Sometimes we put it on bread for a tangy cucumber sandwich.
Be warned, this salad has a bite to it! Sugar can be added to tone it down.
Notice my vintage Pyrex bowl? I'm not sure if that bowl belonged to my mom or my mother in law, but somehow I ended up with it! I looked it up, and apparently it's worth $33...who knew? Now I'm not going to want to use it!
Anyway...back to the salad....peel and slice the cucumbers, and chop the green onion...add more or less to suit your taste.
Add a teaspoon of dried dill, and salt and pepper, and toss. Let it chill for an hour or so, and serve.
# 2 Dill & Chives Cucumber Salad
This is similar to another childhood favorite, except that Mom used a dressing made from mayo and sugar. This version uses sour cream.
Mix up the sour cream, vinegar, sugar, dill and chives
Peel and slice the cucumbers.
Slice the onion in thin slices.
Toss the veggies in the dressing, chill, and serve.
# 3 Cucumber, Tomato & Feta Salad
This is my try at a Greek salad, and it turned out pretty tasty...if I do say so myself!
Here's everything you need. Most recipes use red onions, but I used what I had on hand.
I chopped the veggies a little bigger than I do for my
Middle Eastern Salad (# 4 below) and don't peel the cucumbers for this one.
Cucumber, tomato and onion, ready for salad
I mix the veggies, black olives, oregano, salt & pepper
and toss with the oil and lemon juice dressing.
(recipe should be 4 tbsps, not tsp)
(I use fresh squeezed lemon juice).
I add the feta just before serving.
And here it is.
This recipe can be found HERE.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
Our neighbour called today and said they have more apples than they can possibly use, and we were welcome to come over and pick as many as we wanted. So, Danica and I headed over there with a few plastic bags.
|The trees were just loaded!|
|And no, I didn't make Danica do all the picking!|
|Doesn't this just make you want to climb up and sit there among those gorgeous apples!?|
|It didn't take long to fill our bags.|
|Good thing it wasn't a long walk home. |
I usually get to see this pasture from the opposite direction!
I love looking across the road at my favorite yard.
|Thank you Cameron and Diana!|
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