Gingerbread Dreams Festival Of Trees Grande Prairie 2006

Never in a million years did I expect I would come to design and create gingerbread houses. I did make a few of the kit ones you can buy. I remember the feeling of “that is all” after the simple build. Though I never had a reason to build anything bigger. Many years later and a…

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Precision Well Servicing Rig #1 GBH 2005

Talk about jumping in with both feet! I had seen an article in the local newspaper about the annual gingerbread house competiton that takes place at the Festival of Trees event in Grande Prairie every winter. It is a major fundraiser for the QEII Foundation. I was completely inspired and vowed to join the Festival…

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Maple Pecan Danish.

Maple Pecan Danish

  We have gone from the warmest winter ever in to the deep freeze. With the wind chill tonight it will feel close to -50. When it is that cold out the only good thing to do is turn on the oven bake. I spied the bag of pecans in the cupboard and immediately though of making…

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Bran and Cranberry Buttermilk Muffins

bran muffins

One of my fondest food memories is of my grandmother’s bran muffins. She never had the luxury of dried cranberries, her muffins had raisins. Warmed just to the touch with a pat of butter, really there is nothing better. The sweet nuttiness is perfect along side a cup of tea or a fresh berry smoothie…

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Iced Almond Gems

It’s 10 to 12, Christmas night. I am just finishing up the last of the apple cider, breaking out the wine momentairly. 4 litres of turkey stock is cooling on the counter. Thoughts of turkey buns are not far off. Surrounded by baking, that is the one thing that I did not have on my to do…

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