Sunday, July 08, 2018

red currant frangipane

Another "rustic" dessert. Didn't turn out as planned – berries are supposed to sink into frangipane, but frangipane was thick and only covered the bottom of the crust. So I just piled lots of berries on top. Tasted great though, with some whip cream. Basic all-butter crust, and this recipe.

Monday, June 25, 2018

It's rustic

Recently acquired 1950s cookie cutters from the St. Jacob's farmer's market (thanks, Brian!). I'm just going to call all my baking "rustic" from now on in order to justify appearance. Basic chocolate cookie with lime glaze.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Norvan Falls

Took 4 hrs 20 mins including stops and lunch. We took Cedar Mill Trail there, which goes along the rushing Lynn Creek, and the Headwaters/Lynn Loop trails back, which offer a different feel and have a few inclines. Parked at Lynn Headwaters Park near BC Mills House. Overall it was what we'd classify as easy, but the length of walk and the usual tripping hazards (roots, rocks, creekbeds) make it a tiring workout for the legs. Lots of variety with boardwalks, old growth stumps, corduroy roads, and a few logging-day remnants. Info

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Friday, May 04, 2018

New plant

Pilea (Chinese money plant)