I cannot believe that September is here already, summer flew by in a blink. I am not ready for it to be any where near over and I am certainly not ready for winter, it gets pretty harsh here.
We took a trip to Niagara Falls for a week and that was fun, though the drive was long.
Evie and I are in Newfoundland for a wedding until September 14th, she is a bridesmaid. I will post more on that after the wedding. In addition to the wedding preparations we will be picking blueberries and hopefully doing a little bit of baking with them.
Here is a little bit of what has been in our kitchen since our last IMK post.
We went to a Ukrainian festival where we had an excellent Pierogi lunch. We bought some paczki filled with a prune puree and they were very fresh and delicious. Evie stuffed herself on both the pierogi and packzi.
This Nordic Birch water is Evie’s new favourite drink, she loves it!
We made a pizza this is a favourite, we will have to post the dough recipe soon.
It is basically a Margherita with green olives.
We tried this Strawberry Basil and Jalapeño Lemonade, though it sounds weird it was actually really good
On our trip to Niagara we went to St. Jacob’s and stopped into a local bakery, Evie got a little peach pie.
at the market we got some jam made by Mennonite ladies. There is a large population of Mennonites in the St. Jacob’s area. The local hardware store has a separate parking section for the horse and buggies.
We also stopped into a British store where Evie found her favourite marmalade
Her dad got the ginger chocolate. We also had Cadbury Flake bars that we devoured as soon as we got in the car.
I got these Empire biscuits and as you can see I couldn’t wait to take a picture
Evie also got these pickled onion Montser Munch. They didn’t have any single bags, due to costs and problems with customs, only this large bag with 6 bags inside. The shopkeeper was so nice he gave her this supply. He told her to space them out, but now she would have some.
Some fresh Niagara peaches
wild blueberries from the farmer’s market
And our lovely friend Karam, who you may remember from way back in this post where she made mug brownies with Evie, just got back from a trip to Scotland and brought Evie back this cute tin of shortbread biscuits. It is extra special because it has a highland cow on it, which Karam has taught her is actually called a “Heilan Coo”. She says that ALOT!
As alway thank you to Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting the monthly IMK posts, they are always fun. Don’t forget if you want to participate you must post and let Celia know before the 10th.
Very nice looking pizza!
Oh wow that Strawberry Basil and Jalapeño Lemonade sounds interesting.
Your pizza is amazing. It’s winter here and I’m seriously craving some fresh stone fruit, so your peaches made me drool a little bit.
I would love to get into that pizza and fruit and pis and cordial and……..What sort of flavour does the Strawberry Basil and Jalapeño Lemonade have? Does sound weird indeed. Thanks for sharing 🙂
LOVE your idea to add green olives to Margherita pizza! Thanks for sharing how to pronounce “Heilan Coo,” too. 🙂
I love the sound of strawberry, basil & jalepeno lemonade – I may have to try some in my blender 😉 I love Spring & Summer for the fresh fruit like your peaches & blueberries – nothing like fresh fruit. Thanks for a peek in your kitchen Lori #IMK
such cute things here! i love that Scottish tin. and what about the jams and the birch water and the lemonade? all look wonderful.