Category Archives: Recipes

Dawn to Dark

….or The Last Colours of Autumn. You may think these albums of pictures are lazy woman’s postings. I prefer to see them as busy woman’s postings as there is lots to do as we wind down our Northern adventures and think about migrating to warmer climes. These photos were taken a few days ago before the heavy […]

T’was the Day After Christmas

……..or Watch Out B’ys, She’s Gonna Blow. It’s Boxing Day. No need to wish anyone a ‘happy’ or ‘merry’ boxing day, it just is, that’s all. I like to think that it is the day that Christmas goes back in the box for another year, but traditionally that is on January 6th, Old Christmas Day. […]

Today’s Costume: Cook

It was a busy day in the kitchen, making up for lost time. I did the first of the Christmas baking and got a start on our smorgasbord food for Christmas day. I now got balls, lots of them. By evening I was so sick of rolling things into balls I could have screamed. As […]

B is for Beets

  B is for beets. A jar of pickled beets, either home-canned or Bick’s,  is a staple in a Newfoundlander’s fridge. They make an excellent accompaniment to a nice thick slab of Klik or Kam (Canadian Spam) at Sunday supper. Beets are also a necessity in the preparation of salad for a Newfie wedding cold […]

Yer Mudder Loves Buns

I swear I would eat daddy-long-leg’s legs and turbot slime if you rolled it up in a bun. There’s something satisfying about pulling away the rolled strip with the filling stuck and nibbling down its length. I made these savoury buns for brunch Sunday past. If you wants to make yer own here’s how: Make a […]

I Do Relish Rhubarb Relish

 I have done my first bottling of the season. I now have a small stock of rhubarb relish. This is a strong spicy recipe which adds lots of flavour to any meal.  I like it with omelet, or fish cakes, or sausages. My mother didn’t have her own rhubarb patch when I was little (how […]

Best Cinnamon Buns Ever

 I didn’t make up the recipe for these buns. I’m not ashamed of that fact; why try and outdo perfection. Thanks Deb for bringing them to work as a treat and passing on the recipe (without mistakes; I hear that’s a trick in Nfld where baby-shower treats can be quite competitive and people never give […]