Thursday, 23 April 2015

Bits & Bobs.....


 Candle in the Family Room, with the shadow of Pussy Willows...


Mr. Cardinal...wondering where Spring is...

A Dove...thinking the same...

A Finch....enjoying a meal... 
 


When you bake several Banana/Lemon/Berry Loaves...

You must enjoy a piece...with fresh berries and Yogurt... 


 Gluten free...Spinach...Zucchini Lasagna...Ready for the Oven...

I use cottage cheese...you??


 Minnie Mouse and her Nana...♥️


Toronto skyline...from Grimsby Ontario...beautiful!
 

A girl...her ponies...and her Pasta...a true love affair♥️
 

Hope you are all having a great day...

Another cold one here....snow on the ground this morning...melted quickly!

The winds are really cold...and blustery...

Boyfriend and I ran a few errands this am...

Dropped off some donations at a thrift shop...

Looked at exterior doors...who knew that was so  complicated...and $$$$!

Ended up at Swiss Chalet for a lovely lunch...

Made a huge pot of chicken soup...still bubbling away...

Pepper steak over No Yolk noodles and a Greek Salad for dinner...

Perhaps a fire this evening....geesh!!!

Still working on the afghan...nearly done!!

Miss V helped me wrap a few gifts for her aunt and uncle...

And we made birthday cards!!

Family get together on Sunday...for cake and goodies!!

Enjoy your evening...

Cold where you are???

                             Cheers!  :o)
                          linda
 

49 comments:

  1. Oh lordy, it's cold here. I'm back to wearing a coat and gloves. Feel sorry for our birds, too. I gave them some extra treats today. I love the Mourning Dove. Your photo makes me want to reach in and cuddle it. Cute photo of you and Miss V. Something to treasure. Your lasagna looks a lot like the one I make and I use cottage cheese, too. Hope it warms up tomorrow for you...and me.

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    1. I wore gloves today too.....and a ig scarf!
      The doves are delightful, aren't they?
      Yes.....cottage cheese!
      I hope so too, Deb!

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  2. We had a fire to take the chill off, darn right cold and windy today! It called for tea and a book snuggled under a blanket.

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    1. I put some logs on tonight too!
      Wee bit more to do on the afghan....

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  3. You need to drive over that water and visit Suzie! ha.

    Bread looks wonderful! I need to make that soon!..except...when I do, I can't keep out of it! ha.

    We replaced our front door about 4 years ago. SO expensive!

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    1. Can you see me waving? :-)

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    2. No need to drive over water, Betsy.....we are much closer than that!
      Suzanne is in Toronto....I am in Mississauga.....about 1/2 tops!
      We really should meet 1/2 way.....right Suzanne? Perhaps Sherway Mall?
      I was shocked at the price of the doors! But....I have very expensive taste! Ha!

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    3. What do you think Suzanne???
      Can Eddie come too?

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    4. Oh yes - Eddie is welcome too!

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    5. There you go Eddie....get packin'!

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    6. Hey! Wait for me. I'm coming too. :)

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    7. What a meeting that would be!!!

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  4. They "say" it's supposed to be in the 60's next week in Northern Michigan ... what's what about "proof is in the pudding"?? Your cakes look delish ... will have to search your blog for a recipe (hopefully)!! Fireplace back on at our house ... even though we'd cleaned it out and shut it down for the winter ... just TOO cold! Eye exam today ... dilated my pupils and am so happy when they are back to normal. Slight prescription change so that means $$$$ for new glasses. It seems ANYTHING you do in the way of home improvement or maintenance is costly anymore. No choice though! Stay warm and hugs to that little angel! Linda

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    1. I had an eye exam, and new glasses are ordered!
      Apparently, I will see a LOT better!
      Thanks for visiting, Linda!

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  5. Your baking and cooking inspires me, Linda. I do cook dinner every night but baking eludes me as I'm always trying to shake off those pesky pounds. But yogurt and berries with the cake...that's a yes! You and Miss V are precious in the photo. You give me the most loveliest compliments in selfie photos...have you ever looked in a mirror? Stunning!

    Warmest here today all week-51 degrees, but nights are dipping below freezing. I lug in my urn of pansies about 7 p.m. Spoiled rotten plants!

    Stay cozy.

    Jane x

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    1. Hi Jane.....
      I do cheat with these loaves...I use a cake mix....but add frozen thawed bananas, berries and lemon zest....
      It makes me think they are healthier! Hahahaoh,
      Oh...I look in the mirror WAY too much.....but, thanks for your kind words :o)
      We are in the freeze too....
      How is your dear lake house coming along?

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  6. Yeah, I'm with the birdies. Where is spring? I was out all day and was freezing most of it. I refused to give in and wear my winter coat so it was mostly my fault. Ha!
    I love the bright red of the cardinal and the blue of the berries - such a nice composition. Juniper berries?
    Went for lunch with friends and had wonderful Chinese dumplings - soooooo good. We had three types - one plate was fried (pork and chive) and then two plates of steamed (pork and cabbage, and spinach and black mushroom). Plus an order of shanghai noodles. Delish. Then off to another place for a double macchiato and chocolate soufflé. Needless to say, I am not having dinner!
    Your lasagna and beautiful loaves look so appetizing and colourful.
    And what a sweet picture of L&V - "L" and "V" = LOVE :-)

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    1. You must dress for the weather Suzanne!
      You do have the best lunches!
      You do say the nicest things....LOVE.....♥️.......beautiful!

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    2. Yes...Juniper berries.....good eye Suzanne!

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  7. I think you should enter Masterchef Canada for the next season!! Your lemon bread and lasagna look so yummy. And Miss V looks like she's enjoying her dinner. What a great skyline view of the big city! It was rainy and chilly here today with that east wind and we may wake to snow in the morning. I wish this swirling weather system would blow on out of the east and head north or somewhere. We need spring weather. Have a super weekend of celebrating. xx Pam

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    1. Ha! That would be fun! But.......no......just a good home cook.
      Miss V loves her Nana's pasta....peanut butter sandwiches....cake &berries....and fish!
      This weather sucks....hoping it moves AWAY!

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  8. What a fun post! Your meals look soooooo delicious. And that bread? I just want to reach into the screen and grab some. Where are my manners? And as always, that little girl is a doll!

    Yes, it is cold here! Where is that darn spring?

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    1. Ha! You make me laugh Martha....
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Enjoy your break....

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  9. I always forget that Lake Ontario and Lake Erie lie above and beneath each other on the ends and have to look at a map to reorient myself. I've been driving along the lake on my way to and from work. Every day is different and every day on my way home I think, "I should have packed my camera."
    :0)

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    1. Hi Martha!
      I lose my bearings, when we go under Lake Ontario....can't figure out east from west....But I do know....
      The cottage is South!
      Always take your camera!
      How was your day?

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    2. All my life the Lake has been north. I never get lost because when you live in a lakeside town, you can only go so far off course driving north. Here the lake reorients me instead of throwing me off.
      The last two days at work were pretty good. There are some bumps in the road, but I'm getting there.
      :0)

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    3. I am sure you are doing a great job...
      It seemed like such a short training session...

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  10. Happy Belated Earth Day. Your food photos always look delish. I'm a little different, I use ricotta in my lasagna. I also love the photo of Nana and Miss V. It was sooo cold today, reminds me of a picture book that I used to read in my Grade one classroom, "Where is Spring?" Enjoy the family on the weekend, LSK...

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  11. Hi Hester....
    I used ricotta a few times....I prefer the cottage cheese.....moister, I think.
    It was bloody cold today....scarf and gloves again!
    I am looking forward to some family time♥️
    2 birthdays to celebrate!
    Have a great weekend.....

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  12. So cold!
    And so windy..
    Lasagna here tonight..leftover..mozzarella..bechamel..ricotta..very little ricotta..what I had left..I love pasta..
    We are celebrating 2 birthdays tomorrow night..2 son-in-laws..
    Miss V is a doll..cute pic of the 2 of u....

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    1. Tell me about it!!
      I also use Mozzarella...and Parmesan...
      My oldest daughter is on Sunday, and my son on Wednesday!
      I love doing selfies with her♥️
      Have a great weekend and party!

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  13. I use cottage cheese for lasagna too -- dry curd.

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  14. The sun is scheduled to be here again tomorrow. Windy but nice. I use cottage cheese too.

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    1. Spotty Sun today...still darn chilly...darn!!

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  15. Great pictures of the birds
    and I love that one of Miss Minnie and you . . . . you look so happy.
    I like your cooking so much I am coming to live next door . . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      Next door???
      You got lots of $$$! hahaha!

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  16. Yes, for the cottage cheese. Cooler and rainy here. LOVE you and Miss Minnie! I know your weekend is going to be full of good times and lots of love!! Enjoy! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Thanks Tanna...you are the sweetest gal!
      Have a great weekend...

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  17. Suns up now but yes still cold out ! Lovely photos . Foods look soo YUMMY I bet your kitchen smelt wonderful after all that ! Sounds like all had a good day ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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    1. Yes...the kitchen usually has something lovely cooking!!
      Stlll cold here today...no cottage :o(
      MAYBE tomorrow....:o\

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  18. HEY! YAYYY!
    tried one last time and i'm home free!
    now.
    hopefully you won't get three of these. LOL.
    love you! ♥

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    1. So glad you came back!!
      So far just one!!
      Have a great weekend....♥️

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  19. Cold, snow, fire going,sweater on.
    Remind me, this IS spring,right?
    Jane x

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    1. Apparently.......................geesh!

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