Monthly Archives August 2015

Zucchini Fritters

Categories: Recipes.

I am on my quest to use up the extra zucchini with my version of zucchini fritters.  I usually don’t cook anything that is fried or deep fried but these fritters only take a couple of minutes in a frypan with a bit of olive oil, so I’m not counting them as fried. I found lots of recipes on the internet, but like my knitting or crochet patterns, I always have to change it up a little bit.  I included some chopped onion and some chopped mushrooms in my fritters. Ingredients 2 cups shredded zucchini 1/3 cup flour 1 egg
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How to Make a Gate Tree

Categories: Crafty's Projects, Garden Projects, Nature Crafts, and Whimsy.

    How do you turn an old gate into a conversation piece for the garden?  Just add some branches and some rocks and turn it into a gate tree. I originally made a small rock tree on a piece of wood.  This one measured about 23 cm x 41 cm, which was the size of the piece of wood I used. But I was thinking bigger and decided to use the old gate that was saved when the deck was replaced several years ago.  This is about 1.3 meters tall Now it was time to put all the planning and
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Sighting Some Caspian Terns

Categories: Birds and Down by the Bay.

The weather has been a hot and muggy and one morning we decided to walk down by the bay and enjoy the breeze off the water.  Just by the children’s play area in a marshy area that the swans nest in we sighted some Caspian Terns … in fact quite a few of them on a spit of rocks along the waterfront trail. There were also ducks, geese, gulls, cormorants and the family of swans.
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The Old Hastings Gallery

Categories: Daycation and Out and About.

Ormsby is a little village off Highway 62N at Highway 620. Listed as one of the ghost towns of this part of Ontario with a population of 20 (there abouts) it has two amazing places to visit. The Old Schoolhouse Tea Room is a delightful place to stop for lunch or afternoon tea after a visit to The Old Hastings Mercantile and Gallery.    This store, originally the General Store for the area,  has so many interesting and fascinating things for sale tucked into every nook and cranny available.  I wouldn’t want the job of dusting! Each room has its own theme
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Yummy Zucchini Fries

Categories: Recipes.

Zucchini is plentiful … from the garden or from the market.  I’ve been getting creative and trying out some new recipes.  I’ve got some growing in the garden, and after some little ones dropping off it looks like I might be in for a nice crop of the green ones. I love to share my garden with others and recently gave away a lot of Egyptian walking onions ready to eat and a lot of the top sets to plant.  One of the lovely people that came by to pick some up gave me a big, big bag of beans
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The Old Ormsby Schoolhouse

Categories: Daycation and Out and About.

I love the summer when we take lots of daycations in and around our area.  Recently we stopped at the Old Ormsby Schoolhouse for their educated dining.  This was an old one room schoolhouse that is now a restaurant that serves lunch, afternoon tea and dinners. What a delightful place to visit.   Before ordering lunch we spent quite awhile looking at all the displays that were set up. I have always found old school houses fascinating, probably because I was a teacher and love all things historical. The inside of this old one room school, closed in the mid
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The ‘Glory’ous Bottle Tree

Categories: The Garden 2015 and Whimsy.

Have you ever visualized a garden project and then had it look just like you thought it would?   Last year I could see the bottle tree covered in morning glory vines and looking ‘glory’ous.  Right now the morning glory vines have climbed up and around the branches and bottles and it is just the way I thought it would look.
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