In My Kitchen October 2017

Fall is in full swing, but we have had a very unusually warm sunny fall and no complaints! I will take every last ounce of sunshine I can get because winters here are long and cold. And on a warm fall day we enjoyed a tropical creamsicle smoothie.

Because of the warm weather we have been continually harvesting bumper crops of raspberries from our garden.

In my kitchen are oatcakes for snacks

Porridge for breakfast

Some favourite treats from the British, Scottish and Irish store.

We made these little pizza bites for the lunchbox

Not in my kitchen, but after a long never ending hike we enjoyed poutine

It is Thanksgiving in Canada, and since it is warm we tried pumpkin pie ice cream

Evie loves Walker’s steak and onion crisps, but we can’t get them in Canada anymore because there is real beef drippings in them. Apparently that is not allowed to be imported into Canada due to mad cow or something like that. We saw these at our grocery store and decided to try. Doesn’t taste like the other ones but they are good and the potatoes and really good. We are definitely going to try the other flavours too

And a cake that my brother brought for dessert

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Havin’ an Ice Cream Ball

This is 3 ingredient ice cream, all real, all delicious.  We haven’t used our ice cream ball to make ice cream since Evie was a toddler. She actually had forgotten it. 

This is an ice cream ball, actually a camping accessory, but works at home just as well.

The inside of the ball gets filled with ice and 1/2 cup of rock salt.

The inner metal canister (on the other side) gets filled with 2cups of cream and 1/3 cup sugar and a little vanilla, we added some vanilla beans as well.

Place the lids tightly and roll and shake for 15-20 mins.

Et voila…..

Fresh vanilla ice cream

Apple Streusel

I have been trying to post this for weeks! It has been really busy, this is an easy recipe that is quick to make.


1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup milk powder

1 egg

1 can apple pie filling

Mix together dry ingredients.


Mix egg and butter, blend until incorporated together.



Add dry ingredients and mix with pastry blender, or mixer with paddle, until a mealy dough forms.



Reserve about 1/3 of the dough mixture for later, it will be used as a topping.

The remaining 2/3 of dough press into the bottom and slightly up the sides of a springform pan, I think mine is 9″.



Top this with a can of apple pie filling.


Then take the reserved crumb mixture and sprinkle over the top and just press lightly.


Bake at 325F for 50-60 minutes.



This is good served either cold or warm.

It is really good served warm with vanilla ice cream on the side.