Saturday, December 26, 2020

BC Wildlife Park Wildlights 2020


This year's light show at the Wildlife park has shifted to online and is accessible to everyone everywhere, with a donation to the park.

If you're able, consider making a donation to the park and enjoying a trip through the park to see the animals and the show.

Go here for more info

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Sunday morning kitchen

 I follow BBC Food on Instagram and after clicking to a link on their website one morning I spent some time searching through recipes and discovered a delicious sounding caramel cupcake recipe.

I haven't made caramel from scratch in a long time, and I was worried how it would go, but it went just fine.  Yay me.

 Recipe: caramel button cupcakes


Recipe: caramel sauce 








Saturday, December 19, 2020

grocery shop december 19


 chocolate chips, pasta, apple juice, peanuts, potato chips galore, ginger ale, chow mien noodles, icing sugar, crackers, clamato, kraft dinner, ichiban, cornstarch, tea, butter, sour cream, milk, red bell peppers, cauliflower, carrots, green beans, baby carrots, grapes, potatos, garlic, snap peas

$ 113


book club - The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

 2020 -33


Do you understand what it's like for people who don't have your money, and your protection, and your privilege?

Monday, December 14, 2020

Smitten Kitchen morning

 I spent some time on the smitten kitchen website recently, bookmarking delicious recipes, and Sunday morning I headed into the kitchen to do some cooking:

Morning Glory breakfast cake

What a lovely cake!  Everyone enjoyed it, especially The Grandpa, who requested I make another just for him.  And I did.

Then I made some also very delicious whole wheat chocolate oat cookies.

When you put wheat germ and whole wheat flour in a chocolate chip cookie, they are automatically healthy.  It's science.

Next, for breakfast we made a batch of blueberry yogurt multigrain pancakes 

but without the blueberries.  They have rye flour in them, which you don't often see in pancake recipes.

The grownups made pancake sandwiches, with sausage and cheese and hot sauce, and a drizzle of syrup.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Saturday, December 05, 2020

cookbook cleanup book 19 - Over Easy

Book 19 is one I got this summer - Over Easy by Joy The Baker. 

As soon as I started reading the book, I loved it and started cooking right away.

Breakfast foods are definitely one of my favorite foods - eggs, bacon, waffles...oooh!

This book has it all - granola!  Breakfast quesadillas!  Biscuits!  Waaafffffllllleeeessssss!

We started off with the mango smoothie and sour cream waffles and it was a delicious breakfast.

The Mister  and I have always loved Ceasars and Bloody Mary's, so he was very intrigued by her dill pickle vodka and Bloody Mary made with the dill pickle vodka.  I can't vouch for the vodka, BUT a virgin Bloody Mary made with a shot of pickle juice in it is FREAKING delicious.  And also The Mister said the dill pickle vodka was really good.

I was very excited to try the Mashed Potato Skillet Scones which were.....fine.  

We were also not super excited by the Pumpkin Cake Bread.  It was good, but not as flavorful as I would have expected.

We rebounded to full on happiness with 2 pancake recipes - Banana Fritters  - very delicious and a hit with the kids - and the Sweet Bacon Pancakes but without the bacon in the pancakes because the kids freaked out and ordered me to NOT put the bacon in the pancakes.  But they were very good pancakes.

Next on my list is the Green Goddess Sandwich and the Sausage Pretzel Rolls, which I hope to make soon.

If you like breakfast food, you will like this book!  A new favorite around here.

Cookbook Cleanup results so far - Back on the bookshelf - 11  Donated - 8

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

korean fried chicken in the 'loops

 Sometimes - only sometimes! - this town has nice things, and right now we are on a bit of a roll.  We got an Old Navy.  We've got a new fancy grocery store.  And we've got more than one option for korean fried chicken.  And I've eaten from two of them so far.

First we tried Tongdak which is downtown on Victoria St.

We tried the Gan Jang - garlic and soy, and the Cheese Prinkle, with homemade cheese powder.

They were both delicious.

We also tried the newer Jay's Sushi and Tempura House, up on Summit Drive in Sahali.

From there we tried some original KFC, as well as some sushi and tempura and noodles and loved it all.

Yay Kamloops!


Jay's Sushi and Tempura House