Wednesday, July 30, 2008

This Daring Baker is late

I know!!! SHAME ON ME...
but that is the way life is... the July Daring Bakers challenge will be a few days late.. however it WILL BE posted.

So.. if you stopped by to check out what I did, I apologize but please come by at a later date


Monday, July 28, 2008

my new TOY

My printer had a stroke last week and decided it did not want to print anymore... I couldn't figure out what was wrong with it.. and to this day I do not know, perhaps it was old age.

So... I had to get a new printer, at first I was very skeptic about it, because I've had my hp printer for so long and we've been such good friends. However I could go no longer without a printer... what about my recipes and my resumes and all other printable stuff??!!!

I searched the printer world and finally I found this beauty... and it was on sale.. what else could you ask for??!!!

and I love it!!! it prints really nicely (it is quite nice to have colour printing again that does not cost you an arm and a leg) and it also scans beautifully!!!
Oh I <3 you EPS!! (you know.. short for epson)

Saturday, July 26, 2008


.....seriously best Cheezies on the face of the planet!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

at 4:30am today....

I fell asleep last night without much trouble and I was quite happy that it was windy outside and quite cool, this would allow me to have a good rest and wake up refreshed.. there is nothing worse than waking up feeling all sticky and tired...

Around 4:30am I woke up and I heard the trees outside bustling and I could feel the cool draft coming from my window.. I opened my door to go to the washroom and as soon as I did I heard voices... two women's voices quite clearly... quite close and then a man's voice.. my heart began racing...

the voices I realize were not coming from the hallway .. no they were much closer... they were not in my balcony.. THE VOICES WERE COMING FROM MY LIVING ROOM.. I stood at my bedroom door frozen without knowing what to do.. who could be IN my apartment and then I saw a light flicker.. I realized then that it was the TV.. the voices were coming from the TV... but, how could they.. I didn't leave the TV on last night... my heart wanted to get out of my chest as I looked at the TV

I searched the kitchen.. no one there, the closets and the bathroom

... I turned off the TV and went back to sleep

Thursday, July 17, 2008

mmmmm pineapple pie you are my favourite!!!

While my mom was visiting we bought a very nice pineapple, the objective was that my mom would show me how to make a really nice pie...

I waited patiently for the pineapple to ripen and then things got hectic during my mom's last week of her visit... so we didn't really have time to do anything with the pineapple ... I was very sad because I really wanted to learn how to make the pie..

SO I DID!!! I decided to make up my own little recipe.. I got all of the pulp out of the pineapple by inserting a knife repeatedly around the heart of the pineapple and scooping the insides... then I heated up a little butter in a pan, dropped all of the pulp and added a bit of sugar and cinnamon.. let it cook for a bit and I proceeded to add a bit of corn starch to thicken the juice. I pour the mixture into a prepared pie shell and VOILA!!! the result is amazing... trust me you have to TRY IT!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

My XP with freezer jam!

I was extremely excited to try and make freezer jam for the very first time after reading about many bloggers experiences....

so I got my little jars and the pectin

and the fruit of course... I decided I would very much like to try Strawberry and Rhubarb

and I made my jam... the result you ask?! well not as I would have expected, I thought I was being smart and I didn't want to make the jam too sweet so I skipped some of the sugar VERY BAD MISTAKE because it didn't really make jam but rather syroupy mess... it still tastes really good, but I think I need to try again and this time I shall REALLY follow instructions

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Birthday CANADA!!!

Wow.. you look very good at 141 years old!!!

the changing of the guard was quite interesting

the RCMP musical ride was extremely entertaining!!!!

I <3 CANADA!!!