Wednesday, 16 July 2014

7 Things I Did Yesterday.......













Here is the sky at 2pm...since then ,we have had 2 big downpours! 
                
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                   1. Made 2 Banana Lemon Fruit Loaves...we hadn't had any for months!

                 2. Made Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry freezer jam.....

                 3. Made delicious Scotch Broth from some leftover Lamb from the weekend...

                   4. Made Bean Salad with fresh Basil for the street get-together...

                 5. Made Tea with Fresh cake, berries and yogurt for my tea buddy and I....

                   6. Painted my scruffy toe nails...I really SHOULD get a pedicure!

                 7. Got dressed for the party...and we certainly had a great time!

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                    Hope you all had a great day...

                       How is your weather?  We have cooled right off...Polar Vortex Summer!

                          Supposed to get humid again starting Sunday...

                            I do enjoy the cooler temps mixed in...how about you???


              Boyfriend picked up a small peameal bacon...

                  Roasted...with some scallopped potatoes...bok choy and zucchini...

                     Sounds perfect for a cool, dark, damp day!


                              Enjoy the rest of your day...

                                    Cheers!  :o)

                                      linda

                       ps...guess who will be 2 on Saturday????    3 guesses! 

                 

45 comments:

  1. OMG the cake looks amazing!!!

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    1. Hi Aga...it certainly is!
      How you doing?

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  2. what a lot accomplished, wow, and yum!

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    1. Hi Laurie...
      You inspired me to make jam....
      I even added some thawed frozen fruit...worked great!

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  3. All look amazing dear!
    I love you made jam look deliciius.
    One of my favorites things in the summer!
    Love hour banana loafs!
    Isnt beautiful basil in everywhere??
    I love this post!
    And your feets look beautiful!
    Miss V doesnt ask you paint her toes?
    I remember esperanza loved and still she loved paints her nails!
    xo

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    1. Miss V's mom has tried to paint her toes, but she just touches it right away!

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  4. You were a busy bee!!! Those all look so good. Love your pink toenails and tan tootsies!!
    I cannot believe your little Miss will be two!!!!!!! How did that happen??
    XO Kris

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    1. Yes....I was!
      I know....I can't believe it either!
      2 years have flown by...guess I better get a post ready!
      She is having a sleepover with us tomorrow night!

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  5. You had a much more productive day than I did. Great stuff! Glad you enjoyed your party. Our weather continues to be very humid although it has cooled down a tad.

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    1. Hi Barbara....
      Our humidity is due back on Sunday...
      We got lots of rain for the gardens today!

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  6. You've got me drooling over all that good food. I better get walking on the treadmill from all those cyber calories :)
    Much nicer weather today, had windows open all day long with a nice breeze coming in.
    The grouting all done in the kitchen, paint tomorrow :) Must take some more photos.

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    1. Ha! Nothing really TOO TOO fattening!
      No rain for you?
      Get busy...take some pics of that new kitchen!

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  7. We have sun but cool lake breezes. Feels like late August or maybe even September.
    It's fresh.
    Love your kitchen accomplishments.
    :0)

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    1. Sounds lovely!
      You were also busy in the kitchen!

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  8. we cannot believe our weird good fortune! we're having a heavenly cool day here. UNHEARD of in summer months here. something strange going on... but we'll take it! it's only to last one day.
    hey.
    you don't have to make pictures of you through 'silk'... don't you realize how beautiful you are?
    inside and out?
    seriously. you should be delighted you still look so good. and show it girl! don't fuzzy it up! LOLOL. ♥
    and YUM. want some of that fruity bread. oh lordy. looks so good! xoxo

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    1. It is that darn Polar Vortex again!
      Come on over for a piece and a cup of tea♥️

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  9. Party, party for Ms. V!!! Please share pictures so we can feel like we were there!! She's ADORABLE!!

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    1. Will do!
      Got her prezzies all together today...
      She will be crazy!!!

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  10. BTW ... been meaning to ask ... is peameal bacon like ham?

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    1. Yes....cured pork....rolled in peameal.....delicious roasted....then sliced for sandwiches!
      It is a Canadian thing!

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  11. Please save me some bean salad.Thanks.
    The cooler weather? IT SUCKS! Give me heat and humidity and I'm a happy bunny.
    Jane x

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    1. Sorry....all gone!
      Humidity coming back...hope that keeps you a happy bunny! (That is so cute, Jane)

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  12. Why do I always come here when I'm hungry?

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    1. Ha ha ha!
      Because you are ALWAYS hungry Jessica!

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  13. You sure had a busy day! Everything looks so delicious. It rained all day here today starting with a severe thunderstorm very early this morning. Sunshine coming tomorrow for about 5 days in a row. It's being a really good summer here for a change. Except for Hurricane Arthur that is.

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    1. Perfect weather coming for your sisters visit!

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  14. Gosh Linda,
    That gorgeous cooking looks so sinfully delicious.
    I am boarding a plane right now!! - it looks divine.
    Love you piccie with the soft romantic effect - looks really good!

    Sky did look ominous!

    Think I've posted the right comment tonight . . . lol
    Cheers ~ Eddie :)

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      Yes...you did good!
      No confusing comment!
      What time does your plane arrive? Hahaha!

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  15. Look at all those goodies! Yummy! What an incredibly busy day it was. My day was good, but I'll confess that I did slack off a little!

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    1. That is definitely allowed, Martha!
      We all need a break.....

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  16. Oh no, now I want some jam on toast. I love all jam but strawberry, blueberry, raspberry freezer jam...well, say good-bye to that loaf of bread. haha! Loved your photos today Linda. Always makes me smile. The bean salad looks amazing. Perhaps you could share the recipe sometime. Love to see photos of you as you are always so pretty. And what's with V turning 2....how time flies. Little Gwyn will be 1 soon. We've had cooler weather but the heat is returning. Have a great night. Deb

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    1. Freezer jam is SO easy to make...you should make some!
      Will post the recipe...such as it is! Very simple...but,oh so good!
      Yes....Miss V turning 2.....unbelievable!♥️
      Thanks for the compliment Deb....appreciate that!

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  17. Very nice...it's like a What I Did Wednesday! That salad looks yummy...you need to share the recipe!

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    1. Yes, that is what I thought!
      Will post the recipe....very easy...do you have a can opener? Hahaha!

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  18. Great seven things! Hope that you enjoyed the street get together. Love the little bowls with the birds on!! Way too cute! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy...we did have a good time!
      The bowls were a gift from my daughter Lissa....♥️
      Enjoy your day!

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  19. Wow, you are an energetic one, Linda. I am completely impressed with your cooking, as I can't make more than 3 things, tops, in one day... And then you painted your pretty toenails and went to a party - Well done!!

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    1. Hahaha!
      I am woman.....hear me roar!

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  20. Delicious food - all looks so tasty. Those fruit loaves... yummmmmmm. I must try some freezer jam some time. I don't really cook or bake that much but love trying new things now and then. I hear it is relatively simple to do - so right up my alley! Loving the cooler weather - the heat and humidity need not ever appear. One of the rare summers that I am actually enjoying! Thanks for sharing all your photos.

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    1. Hi Suza...
      Just buy the Certo for freezer jam.....sooooooo easy!
      I just use odd jars...keeps for 1year in the freezer...also makes a great gift!
      Let me know if you try it!
      Any blog for you yet?

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  21. You did a lot! The bread sounds so good. I'm glad you were able to get so much done. That is such a pretty picture of you.

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  22. What a beautiful and productive day. Everything looks so yummy. Oh a Birthday around the corner...How exciting for everyone!
    Made lots of jam and jelly in the past, but never tried the freezer kind. looks great. You sure look cute getting ready to go out. Love your hair. Doing something different with mine now. Shorter, softer, no teasing... Have a great day!

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  23. Two? Two??

    I pretty sure she was is only about 6 months old. Where does that time go? *sheesh*

    Birdie

    I need a pedicure. Good thing I am going to work and will be wearing socks for the next three days.

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  24. it all looks so yummy ....:)

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