In My Kitchen May 2015

So far May has been a very busy month.  I have not had a moment to upload pictures from my camera to get this post finished! I am down to the wire on Celia’s deadline to submit the IMK post.   Sorry for the lateness of it Celia (Fig Jam and Lime Cordial) hope I made it.

The end of April brought a birthday party with a sprinkle cake.


Evie had her birthday party at the Humane Society and instead of presents asked that her friends bring a donation.  Her friends, family members and a very generous friend all gave her donations.  She received $220 which she handed over after the party as a donation for the animals.  It was a good party, the children got to play with a lot of kitties, pet a curious little guinea pig and had a visit from a volunteer with a therapy dog.

My parents were visiting so we had some tea buns, also know as baking powder buns in Newfoundland.


A couple other items from Newfoundland

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A box of my favourite tea


I am reading this cookbook and I love it.  I haven’t made anything from it yet, but there is a lot that I would love to try.


I made this buttermilk pie and it was really good.  It is an old southern recipe, from a southern grandma.  I will have a post about that a little later.  This pie is so good I have to share.


I was given a full box of Tunnock’s teacakes, box of 36, I love them.


We also had Steak and Guinness pasties from our local farmer’s market.  These are Evie’s favourite.


And the biggest thing in my kitchen this month is……

NEW COUNTERTOP, sink and faucet! While my Dad was visiting he replaced the old worn dark brown that as here when we bought the house.  Now it is bright and clean.


Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mom’s (May 10th is Mother’s Day in Canada).


11 comments on “In My Kitchen May 2015

  1. Your daughter is lovely. To donate her money is so generous! Bless her!

  2. MamaD1xx4xy says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you! What a great birthday party idea. For the past several years our boys have parties where we collect donations for the local children’s hospital instead of gifts. Steak and Guinness pasties sound so tasty.

  3. Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Birthday! Your daughter is a cutie!
    Your tea buns look delightful and am glad we are all connected through Celia’s IMK view each month!

  4. What a great variety of things in your kitchen! I’m curious about the Tunnock’s Tea cakes. Haven’t seen these in the U.S. but I’ll look. Enjoy your new countertop!

    • thesnowwoman says:

      Hi, thanks for visiting. Tunnocks tea cakes are from Scotland, you would probably find them in a specialty British store. I grew up in newfoundland Canada where we had them all the time.

  5. Maggie says:

    What a lovely way to celebrate her birthday! I love those Tunnock tea cakes. It remind me of home (Ireland) and Christmas. For some reason we’d always get some at that time of year.

  6. What a difference a new benchtop can make! Looks great. Thanks for a look in your kitchen & I’m glad Evie had a lovely birthday. See you next month for #IMK

  7. love your new counter top! what a great dad. that cook book looks very interesting too. and that cake! yum great idea to donate the money.

  8. lucyabakes says:

    The cake with sprinkles looks lovely and Evie looks very happy! She is so lovely to donate the money too! I hope she had a lovely day x

  9. What a special little girl you have! Not many seven year olds would donate all their birthday money to charity! My turn to apologise – sorry for being so late to your post! It’s been a hectic month! I’m intrigued that they sell a product called “Hard Bread”.. 😉

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