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I took a bit of a break....
It has been awhile since I have written a newsletter, Where have the days & weeks gone?
I am glad to be back on Substack! I took a bit of a break. We had company then we went away for a couple days & have had some company!
We went to BC (British Columbia). West Kelowna to be exact. We have been going there for over 30 years every summer. My in-laws moved there from Yellowknife NWT in 1987. After all of these years we have found our favourite place to buy fruit. Paynter’s Fruit Market. If you are in West Kelowna I would suggest you check them out. The peaches were ready but they had not arrived yet at the fruit stand, so we decided to pick our own. It is $1 less a pound & you can eat as many as you want off the tree! They were so juicy & delicious.
We could not eat all of the peaches that we picked, so we gave some away. We made some jam with a few… Murray makes the jam around here & he mixed some peaches and apricots that we picked as well! I made a peach pie… it was delicious. The recipe I used is from The Kitchn. here is the Peach Pie if you want to see that recipe.
There are some great restaurants in Kelowna & West Kelowna.
In Kelowna we like: Bluetail Sushi. Kelly O’Bryan’s ( they have a dish called PACHOS which is lattice-style fries seasoned & topped with chedder cheese .. so good!). There is a Kelly O’Bryan’s in West Kelowna as well. Our fav coffee place is Cherry Hill Coffee Inc. They sell their roasted coffee in various stores & we always bring some home. We absolutely love the iced Cafe Mocha from the store. The chocolate sauce they use is from Paris. We brought some home & let me tell you it is fab on ice cream!
Here is a picture of the chocolate sauce!
In West Kelowna we like: Sammy J’s Grill & Bar ( the burgers are great & they have a tuna salad Murray loves ). Buy The Sea is a good fish & chip place, 19 Okanagan Grill & Bar at the Two Eagles Golf Course
There are many more restaurants but too many to mention all of them!!
Here is a link to my SHOP page where I have some of my fav things. These are affiliate links
On The Blog
(to get to the recipes you can click on the picture or the link below it)
I have posted several recipes since the last time I wrote this newsletter!
Here is a link to the blog so you can have a look around!
Here are a couple of the latest blog posts
Blueberries are everywhere! I have several recipes on the blog using blueberries but last week I made a crisp. I used frozen blueberries because I did not have fresh & some company was stopping by! Using the frozen blueberries allowed me to make this delish dessert & have it ready for when they came over!
When I was growing up we ate Noodles & Cottage Cheese regularly! Cottage cheese is having a ‘day’ on social media now but it has always been a staple in our home! We eat cottage cheese with cut up fruit, with cut up cucumbers & any other veg you want to chop & put into the bowl & just plain with salt & pepper is great. I love to have cottage cheese on the side with some Kraft Dinner! oh… and scrambled eggs… this is really good! Try Noodles & Cottage Cheese when you want a quick comforting delish dinner or lunch! Creamed cottage cheese is the best to use!
Everyone loves guacamole right? This recipe for Mango Tequila Guacamole is delicious! You can leave out the Tequila if you want & it would still be YUM! The recipe was at a liquor store on a piece of paper & I just knew it would be something we should try. Murray loves Tequila so it was an easy decision! Great with chips or a side for eggs & of course on a taco!
That is all for now!
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