Bakers Stock Giveaway – Reminder

Just four days left to enter  the  Bakers Stock Giveaway. Deadline Tuesday July 31st. Winner will be notified Wednesday August 1st. 50 brown tulip baking cups  50 white tulip baking cups  50 red tulip baking cups  50 brown brioche baking cups Just go HERE and leave a comment. For a second chanceLike Bakers Stock on Facebook….

Braised Short Ribs

It was cool here the other day.   Felt more like an autumn day than a summer day.  I had a craving for Braised Short Ribs. Comfort Food!! This is one of those “recipes” without  real measurements. Actually I very seldom measure ingredients in this type of dish.      The Short Ribs were cooked until…

Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars

I had fresh raspberries on hand but not enough to bake a pie.  So I went looking for something else to make and found a recipe for Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars. The original recipe called for raspberry jam. Since I don’t like Jam (of any kind), I very seldom have it on hand. So I…

Barb’s Dessert

We had dinner again Saturday night with Barb And Clif. Barb’s last night at home before heading back to Edmonton. Barb and Clif are our next door neighbours. Barb works out of province and gets home for a week every four to six weeks. We always have a “girls” day.  Heading in to Victoria to…

Grilled Beef Tenderloin Kabobs

My friend Barb works out of province and gets home on average once a month for six days. Barb and I usually have at least one girl’s day for shopping and lunch. And We usually have dinner  with Barb and Clif once or twice while she is home. Thursday night I made  Grilled Beef Tenderloin…

Giveaway From Bakers Stock

I recently purchased these beautiful Tulip Baking Cups from  Bakers Stock. Bakers Stock is THE place to shop for all your baking supplies.They carry an amazing array of baking cups including  Tulip baking cups – my favourite. They also carry a huge selection of cupcake liners and baking cups Baker’s twine in all fun colorsSuper…

Sunday Farmer’s Market

On my way to work yesterday I stopped at our new Sunday Farmer’s Market. It is just around the corner from where I work so it was very convenient. I was early so many of the vendors were not set up yet. Lucky for me  Lucinda from Frog Song Farm was also early and  she…

Roast Turkey on the Grill

  I had a small turkey I wanted to roast for dinner. But it was a hot day and I didn’t want to turn on the oven. So, early Monday morning I heated up the grill.  You could roast the turkey either on the spit or directly on the grill, but  I placed the turkey…

Dinner off the Grill

Summer finally came to Vancouver Island.  The temperature finally jumped  from 18°C  (65°F) to 28°C (82°F).   I worked yesterday and got home just before 5:30.     I had a Prime Rib  ready (presalted)  to cook for dinner,  but I didn’t want to turn on the oven. So,   I decided  I would cook…

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

One of my favourite pasta sauces. Another quick and easy dinner to prepare on a work night. Just a few ingredients. Olive Oil Tomatoes  (Fresh at this time of year) Garlic Basil (both dried and fresh) salt pepper Kalamata Olives (optional) hot red pepper flakes (optional) Fresh grated Parmesan Just heat the olive oil, add…