Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fabric Shopping

In the little town I currently live in, in Newfoundland, there isn't a fabric shop. So, I think it goes without saying, this was on my top 5 list of things to do while in our home town. A new quilting shop recently opened that my mother and sister-in-law hadn't yet been to so I forced them to join me on the expedition!

It was so much fun!! I haven't yet made a quilt, but I've always been curious about them. I can't wait to get back to my quiet living in NL, hunker down by the sewing machine and work, work, work!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Best Salad EVER

My brother and sister-in-law had us over for dinner earlier this week.
They're awesome people!
She made an amazing salad that my hunnie inhaled! He took the time between mouthfuls to state quite clearly, "this is the best salad I've ever put in my mouth". Naturally I needed the recipe... the world deserves to know this recipe!!!
Strawberry Salad
8 cups greens
1 can mandarin slices
2 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 med red onion
1/2 cup carmelized almonds
poppy seed dressing
Carmelized Almonds
1/2 cup sliced almonds
3 tbsp sugar
Toss almonds in sugar and cook on med-high stirring constantly
Spread on wax paper to cool
Poppy Seed Dressing
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard
1/4 cup wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup canola oil
3 tbsp Mayo
4 tsp poppy seeds
Whisk it together like a crazy person until it's proper "dressing" consistency ;o)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day With Family

As I said before it's been about 21 months since we've been "home" to Ontario.

In that time, as can be expected, a lot has happened, new family members have been added other have changed so much you don't recognize them... today my side of our family got together and had a lovely fun filled day at a park taking pictures.

Some of us met for the first time...

Others had a good, long overdue, run together...

some of us tried to learn to fly

and others had a time of reflection...

we swung on swings

and slid on slides

It was an amazing day!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Off to Ontatio

It's been 21 months since we've been in Ontario, but we're headed there for roughly 3 weeks!!

In the Newfoundland airport there is a wonderfully fun ship for kids to play on while waiting and for 2 boys who love pirates, it was the BEST distraction!!

Happy Canada Day!!