Meanwhile in Canada…

I have been seeing a lot of picture from blogging friends showing beautiful spring like pictures. Many of you are in the Southern Hemisphere and it is your summer and I love seeing those pictures this time of year. Even on this side of the globe Misky just posted some beautiful spring pictures of flowers peeking through the ground and Celi has been moving pigs around the farm and it looks like early spring there.

Meanwhile in Canada, this was our week….

Walking to school was a challenge and took a very long time and I was extra late for work.


Short little westie legs….need to shovel out a spot for him to pee.


That is the table and chairs on my patio. Won’t be having morning coffee there for awhile.


This year is Canada’s 150th birthday. It will be a year long celebration.

Dragon boats equipped for the ice

Evie’s favourite part of skating is maple taffy made by pouring hot maple syrup on snow

Skating on the Rideau Canal

Elaborate snowman

It is nice and all,but I am ready for spring and summer.

Snowballs and Tech Problems

Happy New Year’s Eve!  This post was intended for November 27th, didn’t happen.  I had computer and camera problems.  I have given  up on my laptop and I have a new camera.  December was crazy busy and I did cooking and baking along with a lot of other stuff but was so discouraged (ARG! blasted technology, that is why I like old school) I didn’t even try to post and was contemplating giving up on the blog.  However, I was inspired by a few bloggers that I follow and Evie keeps saying “can we blog this”.  Maybe 2014 will be a good blogging year for us. I hope so, but I will have to continue with the little steps.

Here is what was supposed to be posted on November 27th!..and we have had ALOT of snow since then.

November went by in a blur, I didn’t post anything.  I have been having both computer and camera problems which do not help because it takes forever hitting my head against a brick wall to even attempt to post.  This is why I dislike computers, I am not into tech anything. Anyway, I will leave that rant for another day since I am sitting here and it is working…slightly.

We did get snow.  This is what our back yard looked like one morning mid November and we got to make a snowman.

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We have been trying to make some Christmas cookies.  We got two batches made gingerbread cutouts (will try to post these later) and these snowballs.

Preheat oven to 375F.  Cream butter and sugar with vanilla.

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Chop nuts

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Add flour and nuts to butter mixture.

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Blend to form a mealy textured dough that will hold together when squeezed in your hand.  This was a little hard for small hands.

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Form this dough around a Hershey Kiss and make it into a ball.

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Place on cookie sheet and bake for about 12 minutes, until just starting to turn slightly golden.  Do not over bake or they will be dry.

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Cool completely.

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Once cooled (completely) to room temperature roll in powdered sugar. This part was good for small hands to do.

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These freeze well too.

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MMMMM so yummy!!

This is what they look like inside.

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Snowballs

1 Cup Butter

1/2 Cup sugar

1tsp vanilla

2 Cups flour

1 Cup chopped walnuts

24 Hershey Kisses

Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375F.  Beat butter, sugar and vanilla well.  Add flour and nuts, mix well.  Form dough around a hershey kiss and form into small balls.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.  Cool completely.  Roll in powdered sugar.  Makes 24.