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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.)


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Linking with Skywatch Friday
Pixel Dust Photo Art
You can see the world reflected in a raindrop.
You can see me reflected in a silver ball.
It was a wet Saturday last weekend and we were out looking for Eagles. Never found an eagle perched in a tree but did see many eagles in the sky. 
You can't see them here but I'll be back in another post to show you some!
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Project 52 - Food

Project 52 - p52 weekly photo challenge with Kent Weakley
 I spent most of my life disliking cranberries and especially sauces. I think that's because my experience with cranberries came mostly from canned sauce or that jellied canned sauce you get at the store. You know the kind, the one where if you open both ends of the can you can slide that stuff out onto a plate in one fell swoop. I never liked it, it tasted like the metal can it came from with too much sugar for my taste. The taste of the berry was gone.
Problem is that my Hubby loves the stuff, especially slathered on a nice chunk of roast Turkey. So I went searching for some form of Cranberry Sauce that would rock his world and actually make me like the stuff. 
So I found quite a few different recipes and kind of cobbled together this one which I actually like. Who knew! 
1 12 oz package fresh Cranberries
1 Pomegranite, seeded
Zest and juice of one lemon
1 in. Chunk of fresh Ginger, grated
1 Cup Berry Sugar
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 minced Jalepenos
1 finely diced Granny Smith Apple
Put all ingredients except the Apple and Pomegranite into a pot and simmer on the stove for about 15 minutes.
Add the diced apple pieces about five minutes before Sauce is cooked. I like my sauce chunky and I liked that the pieces of apple had held their form during the cooking. 
Remove from heat and stir in the Pomegranite seeds into the hot sauce. I sprinkled the whole thing after putting the hot sauce into a bowl with fresh minced Cilantro. 
I found these wonderful Artisan baked crisps, Cranberry and Fennel flavoured crackers at our local market. The combination of chewy dried cranberries, spicy fennel seeds and pepper and crunchy cracker was perfect. 

I served the Crackers with Double Creme Brie cheese or with a chunk of Blue Cheese.  

My favorite combination was the Blue Cheese, Cranberry Sauce on the Crackers.
The tart cranberries, the crunchy crackers and the creamy smooth salty cheese was awesome.

These with a nice glass of red Wine, something bold and jammy! Well, what more could you ask for, except maybe good friends to share it with, good conversation and laughs, making good memories!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Project 52 - Harvest/Autumn

Project 52 - p52 weekly photo challenge with Kent Weakley
One of our local farm markets where we buy fresh vegetables, meats and dairy. I don't have my own garden but love to buy seasonal and fresh groceries from the markets.
This particular farm has a petting zoo for kids to the side of the market. A Pumpkin field across the street as well.
Smiling Sally

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Grunge it up

I have been playing with some textures lately and these two photos are the result.
Texture is from Shadowhouse Creations, it is a grungy type texture and I think it goes well with rusty barbed wire.
I have to admit I really like rough and darker and grungier textures and photos rather than the soft pastel creations. I don't know, I guess its all about preferences!
My hubby says they look oppressive!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Project 52 - Happy

Project 52 - p52 weekly photo challenge with Kent Weakley
One of the things I am happy doing is feeding birds. This set of pictures was taken at Campbell Lake Park in Aldergrove.
Feels so cool to have these tiny birds land on your hand. Thier little feet tickle when they hold on!
These little guys must be used to having people feed them. They were not afraid to come and land on your hand to have a bite to eat.
When my Dad was alive he loved to go out and feed birds. He wasn't particular about any kinds of birds to be fed, he would feed them all.
When we went over to Victoria to visit we would go out with him and feed birds.
It brings back good memories to go and feed the birds.
I really enjoyed this day of feeding birds with my Hubby. It made both of us very happy! It was a good day.

Camera Critters

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Project 52 - Halloween

Project 52 - p52 weekly photo challenge with Kent Weakley
This is one theme I am totally not prepared for. My camera hasn't been out of its bag for two weeks now. Not one picture of the entire festive day was taken.
I swiped this photo from my friend Ralph's facebook page and it is a pic of all the pumpkins we carved at their recent Pumpkin Carving party the weekend before Halloween.
The pumpkin I carved bottom row, third from the right is a fish. Usually I bring my camera to this party but didn't this year.
The pumpkin directly above mine, the Kiss pumpkin won the contest this year.
Basically I missed Halloween. I have had the bug from hell since after the party. Never had a sore throat like I have right now before, it won't go away and last night my Vertigo kicked in so its been rotten to say the least.
I think it is time for some reinforcements, some antibiotics or something. The med for the Vertigo can only be got at the doctor's. I think its time to admit defeat and bring in the big guns.
Scenic Sunday
I'll leave you with a photo from our last walk in the forest. The colours are awesome this fall.