Snow Day Baking: 3 Christmas Treats

Mary/ December 13, 2016

The unusually heavy snow here in Vancouver created a good opportunity to stay home in my PJ’s and bake. The sweet smells coming from the oven, the warmth and coziness, doing something I

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Grandma’s Parcel

Mary/ December 18, 2015

As a young child, I recall the excitement of getting Grandma’s parcel in December. Usually a couple weeks before Christmas, a big box would arrive at the house. Inside were home-sewn flannelette nightgowns

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Happy 1st year, Art Part!

Mary/ November 9, 2015

The Art Part of my Heart was born and my first blog post published one year ago. What a great experience it’s been. I didn’t know what to expect, how things would evolve.

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Crazy Simple Cookies

Mary/ July 21, 2015

You’ve got to love a recipe with two ingredients. Really, only two. Take 2 ripe bananas. Mush them up with a fork till smooth. Add 1 cup of oatmeal (uncooked, flakes, regular or

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Can’t beat them? Join them.

Mary/ July 13, 2015

I wandered in the garden yesterday and ate blackberries straight off the vine for breakfast. They tasted amazing. Where the unseasonably warm weather here in BC made the local blueberries a little tougher

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Sweet Tarts

Mary/ June 22, 2015

Fresh Fruit tarts are so lovely, happy and bright. My mouth waters when I see them, but I’m usually a little disappointed as the crust seems too “manufactured” or they are already soggy. 

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The Original Non-Stick

Mary/ June 18, 2015

I love my cast iron cookware. I have frying pans in small, regular and super large sizes. The biggest and smallest are newer, 5-10 years old, but the regular sized one is probably

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