Monday, 20 July 2015

31 Candles

Wow---it seems like only a couple of years since we came home with a little bundle of joy all dressed in pink..............

 ....and now, all of a sudden, we need 31 candles on her cake!!!

Where does time go?????  We celebrated in fine style, with a huge garden party in Flatrock.
We decided to start a new tradition, and so it became our first annual "Ward-Fudge" Garden Party.

We had guests coming and going throughout the evening, of all ages, starting as young as three
months and ten months old !!!!! 

 We had lots of great food, and the weather was just right for a nice big backyard fire............


Monday, 13 July 2015

The capelin are rolling at Middle Cove beach!

This is the time of year, in Newfoundland, when the capelin roll in.  Middle Cove Beach is a big tourist attraction at any time, but it was especially busy this past weekend.

There is a great sign, located right at the entrance to Middle Cove Beach, explaining the capelin rolling phenomenon...

 There were quite a few people enjoying the excitement..........

 Hubby and I went over to try for a bucket of capelin...............
....but the capelin were not rolling right in on the beach while we were there.  They were just offshore, but we definitely were not dressed for getting out into the water. 

A few brave souls were actually standing out in that frigid salt water, trying their hand with different types of nets.  They were getting capelin, but it was a slow process.

The seagulls were feasting just offshore....

Click here, to view an awesome video of capelin rolling in on a beach---it's unbelievable!


Sunday, 5 July 2015

Day trip to Bell Island

My sister, niece,daughter and I took a little day trip to Bell Island last Sunday....what a beautiful day!!

Bell Island is a Canadian island located off Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula in Conception Bay.  It is home to three communities, the largest of which is the incorporated town of Wabana.  The provincial government operates a ferry service from Portugal Cove to Bell island daily. It is primarily used by commuters who work in the St. John's metropolitan area.

While waiting at Portugal Cove, for the ferry to bring us across the tickle, I took a shot of this lovely little waterfall.......................

After just a twenty minute ferry ride, here's what we saw as we approached the wharf on the island......
We drove around the island and were amazed at the quiet beauty.  I fell in love with this 
abandoned little house....
The beautiful, weather-beaten, old fences around fields and green pastures....
The scenery is beautiful from every angle......
This was the cherry on the top of my antique fire truck, on display,
outside the local fire house
I would highly recommend, to anyone who has the opportunity, a visit Bell Island.  It is beautiful.


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Sour Cream-Rhubarb Breakfast Cake

Well, it's rhubarb season again, and we eat  a lot of things rhubarb around this time of year.  Last night, I made a Sour-Cream Rhubarb Breakfast Cake.  Here's a few snaps of how it turned out............

It smelled so good while baking that hubby needed a piece, with vanilla ice cream, as 
soon as it cooled a little- ha ha!

Here's my recipe....
Sour Cream-Rhubarb Breakfast Cake
           1 cup packed brown sugar                       
1/2 cup margarine (softened)
1 egg                
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1-1/2 cups chopped rhubarb (1/2-inch chunks)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter, softened
In a bowl, cream sugar, shortening and egg.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Gently fold in rhubarb until evenly distributed. Spoon into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan, or a large pie dish.  Combine topping ingredients until crumbly; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes.
Cool slightly before cutting into squares.