Daily Archives: August 3, 2007

A Glutten for Punishment?

A Lovely Sunset – The Sun Slides Into Lake Ontario

The View from the Cottage Looking Back Home towards Canada

Summer Sunset - The Sun Slides Into Lake Ontario

                 ….. such a cool place to be on a hot night… 

Last night when it was over 90F we had 5 friends over for a lasagne dinner!  Lasagne.  Whew.  Of course at the cottage there isn’t air conditioning but normally the fans do a pretty good job but when there are so many people the body heat makes the fans work extra hard.  Well the lasagne turned out yummy and we finished off with Creme de Menthe over vanilla icecream for dessert with a Mint Milano cookie on the side.  It was a nice evening.

All In A Day’s Work

Well….today I baked.  Fortunately it was only in the 80s today…whew…  I baked a Finnish Pulla pitko and Mustikka pie (blueberry) and there was enough dough for some little buns also.  I added a little homemade strawberry jam on them when they came out of the oven and a little icing sugar.  I brought a little plate of goodies to the ladies next door.  I knew we couldn’t possibly eat it all ourselves…we’ll see…*s*.

Mustikka (Blueberry) PieBuns With Our Homemade Strawberry Jam and Icing

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Looking up…

The Pouch Taking On Beads…. 

You know the little pouch that evolved from the notebook cover further along – last week? Well while I’ve been at the lake during vacation I have spent a little time beading on to it.  I’ve sewn a little footy print trail for the silver ladybug and I’ve added on some swarovski crystals alongside seed beads.  It has been fun…..I may try a little embroidery on it as well.  A fun little peaceful project…

Closer View of Beaded Pouch 

Close up of the Beaded Pouch 

……AND Caramel and Mixed Nuts Popcorn

Marc and I made caramel popcorn with mixed nuts with a mini popcorn stand cooker he had received from my son and girlfriend.  For some reason he thought it tasted burnt…but I thought it tasted great.   Nothing had actually burned so it had no reason to taste that way either.   We decided we would take it to the picnic we were going to anyway and I’m glad we decided to test it out on them because they ate it all up!  Some people even said it was sooo addictive and wanted the recipe.  He is now thinking it was just his taste buds acting silly on him.  It was Yum..my!

Popcorn and the Mini Popcorn MakerReady to EAT!!!

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