we picked wild blueberries and wild raspberries.

Evie tried the black berries and partridge berries (ligonberries), they are both pretty sour.

The sod cellar is where dad kept the winter vegetables, it was next to my great grandfather’s house, which is gone now. The water pump is where they got water back then.

Our friend Bucky, such a sweet horse.


We had a fire and made some smores, but it was so cold outside that the chocolate was too cold to melt!!



yesteday morning was cold so we lit a fire.


after breakfast a walk to the beach, just 1 minute away.


as you can see Evie was a little chilly.


It was about 11 degrees Celcius and windy. Over night it is supposed to go down to 2degrees Celcius.   I wasn’t prepared for it to be quite this cold, I didn’t even pack pants for me, just shorts and t-shirts. Luckily I threw a fleece into my suitcase.

2000 Views!! – 2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.  We had 2000 views, that shocked me!  I certainly didn’t expect our little blog to have anywhere near that total!  Thanks everyone.  You can see more details below like our most popular recipes etc….

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people.

Thank you to the people who followed, supported us and tried our recipes.  Thank you for all your likes and comments.

Hope you take a moment to check out our most popular recipes (delicious) and most frequent commenters (wonderful bloggers).

Our most popular was Wild Blueberry Cake with Brown Sugar Sauce made on our trip to Newfoundland.

Hope 2015 is a great year,


Lori and Evie

Click here to see the complete report.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you & Happy Blogiversary to us!

2013 is over, it seemed to go by really fast, but wasn’t a bad year.  I hope 2014 is a great year and thank you to all the people who have followed our first year. It was last year on January 2nd that I logged into WordPress for the first time.  It is our Blogiversary, and I will get to post something today!

Here are  a few random pictures of some of our adventures that we didn’t blog about.

We surprised Evie with a Thanksgiving weekend trip to Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.  She loves it there.

Spent a little time with Umi the Fairmont Tremblant Ambassador, a lovely black Labrador.






We had cranberry pecan caramel truffle turkeys for thanksgiving  dessert, cute and yummy


This was her favourite meal the last time we were there, and she talked about it for an entire year.


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Maple Taffy


oh my the candy, chocolate and caramel apples, ready for halloween


Having chocolate croissants every morning while in Mt. Tremblant, it is our Tremblant tradition.


We made granola-y oat bars that turned into another recipe with ice cream.  I have to fine tune it and will try to do that some post soon.


We made fiddleheads, but I got carried away and forgot to take the final pictures


Got a new friend, Lily, who gets man-handled regularly


Had an awesome high tea at the Royal York hotel in Toronto during March break.

We went to see Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Over the Rainbow” starring Danielle Wade as Dorothy.  Evie was a huge fan of the show (loved Danielle) and was in complete awe for almost 3 hours and didn’t want it to be over!


Ready for her own show


Learned to make origami green bin liners, was supposed to be our earth day post, didn’t happen, maybe this year!


Doubles as a hat in a pinch.

Evie also recently earned an orange belt in karate, I haven’t uploaded those pictures yet.  I can’t believe that we just bought sparring equipment!

I hope you all stay tuned in and have a wonderful safe happy and healthy 2014.


Love, Lori and Evie

The Happy Hummus Hut

We were out and about in St. John’s and came across The Happy Hummus Hut on Duckworth Street.  


We thought it looked interesting, and it wasn’t here before and Evie loves hummus. The menu looked good, they even have a chocolate hummus with apples for dipping.  After walking we needed a snack so we ordered the hummus dipper, and Evie wanted the infused water because it was cucumber and she loves cucumber.  The staff were really nice, super nice!  When she brought our food she told Evie that she added cucumber also because she knew she really liked them.  


This only cost $6, and it was alot of hummus, gluten free crackers, baby carrots and she added the cucumber.  The hummus was really good, good texture and tasty.  It was a hit.  I hope this place is still there on our next visit, we will definitely be going there for lunch and snacks.

Our walk out and about we found some more foodie treats, some old favourites. These are Purity candy, Peppermint Nobs



my poison, Tunnock’s tea cakes and snowballs in one case, I pack these in containers to put in my luggage.  If I can find them at home they are easily double the price I pay in Newfoundland


and some new


Haggis crisps, that is unique. We found quite a few things to buy at Fat Nanny’s Groceries, YUMMY!


Lunch on Breadmaking Day – Toutons

On breadmaking day in Newfoundland lunch is served with toutons, if you are lucky.  The morning that we were preparing to go to St. Johns, Mom was making bread.  I snagged some of the dough to fry up for toutons (pronounced taotins).  It is white bread dough, after it has risen, pulled into a small disk shaped and fried in melted butter.  Traditionally served with a drizzle of molasses.  



We also had salt fish cakes with mustard pickles.


After lunch we headed to the city.  St. John’s downtown area is well known for its very colourful row houses.  


We needed a latte and went to Fixed Coffee and Baking on Duckworth St.,


it was a really good latte, complete with pretty design in the foam, and they have awesome chocolate chip cookies!  


We have also had their bagels for breakfast.   I love a good bagel and their’s was sooo good, a crisp crusty outside and dense and chewy on the inside.  I wish I had one tomorrow for breakfast!


If you are in St. John’s I would recommend a visit to Fixed Coffee and Baking.

A few pictures in Newfoundland

We are heading into the city for a few days before heading back home.  I am not sure I will have computer access so I am just going to post a few random pictures here that we took over the past week.


Lobster traps……mmmm Lobster!


A lock box found in a cave in this small town.  Located at the Wooden Boat Building Museum.


Old fashion Newfoundland kitchen.  See the gray thing on the stove door, that is a beach rock inside a knitted bag.  Back in the old days people heated beach rocks in the wood fired stove in the evening and then put them in their beds at night to warm it up and keep them warm, there was no heating and the stove heated as much of the house as it could.


Wash day.


Tea time.





Jellyfish, look at that clear water.


Evie with Amelia Earhart


Amelia Earhart memorial in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada


The Kyle, also in Harbour Grace, picture taken from the Amelia Earhart memorial


They drink/use a lot of carnation in Newfoundland.  This is actually an old barrel that is being used as a garbage can, painted to look a little nicer!


We are heading to St. John’s for a few days.