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Friday, February 3, 2017

Usual Winter Pottering..


Hello my dears... 
Just a short post here tonight.. 
We here in the south of the province are pretty well over the ice storm we had last week but people to the north are still without hydro ... 
The poor dears.. 

We have just been doing the usual Winter things around here.. 

Morning rituals are still the same.. 


Tomato on Toast with Avocado is still a favourite... 

Looking after my plants..  


I almost lost this Sage plant but thankfully it is coming back.. 
Most of my plants are in the Sun Room... 
As is an old china cabinet that belonged to Terry's grandfather... 


I cleaned it out this week and discarded some of the stuff... 
Still sorting and such.. 

Went through the book shelves again... 



Giving away another big bag.. 
Terry says I won't be long replacing them... smile.. 

Oh I did want to share this incredible Apple Crumble recipe with you.. 
Remember I have been wanting one.. 


Well, I came across this old cook book while going through them and found the recipe in it... 

Fruit Crumble
4 cups of sliced peeled apples ( I used 5)
2 T. sugar (opt)
cinnamon and or nutmeg to taste.. 
Place in a shallow pan.. 
Crumble together 
1/2 cup of whole oatmeal 
1/2 cup of flour
2/3 cup of brown sugar 
1 x 8 ounce cream cheese 
Spread over apples and bake in 350 degrees F. oven for 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crumble golden brown.. 
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.. 

We did not have ice cream with it and it was still delicious! 
Hope you like it... 

My Mom gave me some of my grandmother's handkerchiefs so I have been do up an album to display them.. 

This is the album which she gave me several years ago.. 
They are mostly lovely but a couple are worn out and rather ragtag.. 
So sweet to think of her using them so much.. 

Really enjoying my fermented veggies and canned green beans.. 

We are starting to think about the garden this year if we go back to the farm for the summer and I certainly will try to do a lot more of these.. 

We had 3 bags of cranberries still in the fridge after the holidays (if you can imagine) and they were still fine so I made a big batch of cranberry juice.. 
I added orange, lemon and anise to the mixture.. 
Very tasty.. 

I want to apologise for not posting the Lemon Dessert recipe but I can not find it..
I must have stuck it in another box or something.. 
It will show up eventually I am sure then I will post it for you.. 

Hope you all have a great weekend... 
Looking forward to hearing from you and thanks for stopping by.. 
I did respond to a few of your comments last post and will try again this time.. 

Take care and God bless..
 xoxo


35 comments:

  1. I like the album with your grandmother's handkerchiefs. What a great idea. Your cranberry juice looks delicious. Glad you're over that ice storm. I hope everyone gets back their power soon. I see Trudeau went to visit N.B. today. It's about time. Have a nice weekend Faye.

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    1. Hi Thel... Thanks for dropping by.. The album is sitting in my Living Room on a footstool and each time I pass by, I think of Gram. Yes, Mr. Trudeau visited but I guess we didn't meet up.. lol... xoxo

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  2. I love the look of your cranberry juice.
    I like the idea of the album for the handkerchiefs.

    Prayers to those with out electricity.

    Enjoy the new week ahead Faye, I will be taking a blog break.
    Love, Carla

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    1. Hi Carla.. The cranberry juice is very good and good for us... A good way to use them up, I think.. I hope you are enjoying your blog break.. xo

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  3. I love your lavender pottery, so pretty. Cream cheese in a crumble... never thought of that. I will have to try it, it sounds delicious. My gram used hankies too. I don't know what happened to them after she passed. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you Debi for your lovely note.. I think I said that the pottery was a gift from my Mom for a big birthday.. smile.. The crumble is worth trying, I think. xoox

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  4. Hello Faye, your cranberry juice looks so good as does that apple crumb pie, I will have to give it a try, thanks for the recipe. I love what you did with your grandmothers handkerchiefs! Glad you are all over the ice, snow is one thing, but ice is so hard to live with. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings. Linda

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    1. Hello dear Linda... You are always so faithful... Thank you! xoxoxo

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    1. Hello dear.. We did have a wonderful but busy weekend.. Thanks for leaving me your note.. xoxo

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  6. Hello Dear Faye, I love your book with your grandmother's hankies. What a great treasure to pass on someday. And the cranberry juice looks so tasty. I know we do not drink enough so we are trying to drink more of the 100% juices and of course, lots of water. Hope all is okay with your family and your Mom.

    L...

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    1. Sweet Friend, Susannah!! Is that a song? lol... Always love to hear from you and I hope I thanked you for the sweet card.. xoxoxo

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  7. I often use oats in my crumble recipe, but have never heard of using Cream cheese. I guess it is in place of the butter. Sounds delicious! The old cookery books have some very nice recipes, don't they?

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    1. Hi Elizabeth... That is my Mom's name! Thank you so much for your note and yes that is instead of butter.. I love love old cookbooks.. xoxoxoox

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  8. Faye, all the best with your book culling :-) It sounds like your hubby knows you so very well. LOL!

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    1. Yes, Nanna.. He knows me way too well..lol.. I had a new book come in the mail so here we go again.. grin.. Thanks for always taking time to leave me a note.. xoxo

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  9. I wish we could make clones of you Faye... You are so special in all the things you do!

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    1. Hello dear heart! I told Terry your comment and I am not sure he agrees that he would want more then one of me around.. grin... You are special, my friend.. xoxo

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  10. We have recently been decluttering and sorting books in preparation for moving home. It is amazing how many books there is in one house. Love how you are displaying your Grandmothers napkins.

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    1. Thank you, Mama... I think the winter is a good time for this, eh? I know there are books in every room in this house including the bath... grin.. xoxoox

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  11. Have a beautiful weekend, Faye. Thank you for the smiles.

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    1. Hope you had a good one, too, sweet Linda.. xooxox

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  12. We haven't had much snow or big storms here but I am ready for spring now tired of the cold . Everything looks great there , we love apple crumble had one last week now we are having Bumble berry crumble and it is YUMMY, I love berries ! Thanks for sharing , lovely photos and post . Have a good weekend !

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    1. Hi Elaine.. So nice to hear from you as always.. No, we have had a green winter, I think and it is the way I like it.. Once I get my house organized then i will be ready for Spring..lol.. Not till then.. xoxooxo

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  13. I always enjoy my visits here, Faye. I love the tea set in the first picture. When I saw that you spent time going through bookshelves it reminded me of the job that lies ahead of me this the coming week. :-) I'm thinking I need a new room built on to our house and call it The Library. :-) Thank you for sharing the recipe for the apple crumble. I know we will enjoy it.

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    1. I always love seeing your name here dear Di.... I think if I had a Library it would take a lot of effort to keep all the books in there.. They know they can wander around the house at large.. lol... xoxoxo

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  14. Always very nice to read your post!
    We all love apple crumble in this house....so, thank you!

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    1. Always so happy to hear from you in Holland, dear girl... You are welcome.. xoxo

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  15. Always love the little peek into your world dear Faye! Glad that you are all okay after that horrible storm, feel so bad for those still without power! It always feels good to clean out and reorganize, love the little album of the handkerchiefs! Thanks for sharing that apple crumble recipe,I see it is made with cream cheese, and that sounds mighty delicious. I may just have to try it! Have a blessed Sunday my friend :)

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    1. Thanks for peeking into my world, dear girl.. We are glad it is over although they are calling for more freezing rain tomorrow but then just rain so it should be fine.. Yes, it does feel good to organize and do those little chores that just keep piling up on me.. smile.. xoxoxo

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  16. Hello Faye, I haven't visited for a long time and this is so enjoyable . . . seeing into your world and the things that you have been up to. Love, love, love that lilac tea pot set. I can hardly wait for Spring and smelling my lilacs again. It has been the coldest winter that we have had in years. Thanks for the recipe . . . I have apples in the freezer that I need to start using.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

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    1. Hello Connie.. Thanks so much for leaving your sweet note.. I know it is so hard to get around to all the blogs .. I do not do very well at that.. I did jot over and visit you but did not leave a comment.. Sorry.. Have a great week, dear. xo

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  17. Love the dishes, stay warm up there.

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    1. Thank you my friend.. We have had a great Winter and it has not been too cold.. Except for the ice storm it has been great.. Of course, us Canadians don't know any better.. grin. xoxoox

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  18. Your tea cup set is so charming. Love the hydrangeas on there. You have many lovely treasures every time I come and visit. How sweet that you displayed your grandmother's handkerchiefs in a photo album. It's always nice to clear out some clutter like you have, and Jess is doing the same thing right now. That little doll is too cute, love her. It looks porcelain?

    ~Sheri

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