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Rotel Tomatoes

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      4 comments

Well, cannot get rotel tomatoes for when I want them here in BC...don't know if they have them anywhere in Canada, but certainly not around here. So, with the abundance of tomatoes we currently have....I made my own. Amazing what you can find ... Read more

and more jam...

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      5 comments

Hope we can stop this soon....today was two more batches of crabapple, from the juice we made last week and refrigerated. Then someone gave us pears, and some peaches. Therefore, one more batch of ginger peach, and one batch of "pearch" (pear... Read more

Tomatillo Lime Jam

Saturday, August 29, 2015      2 comments

We have a lot of tomatillos this year. The first time we have grown them. I love making salsa verde with them, but was looking for something a bit different today. Found a recipe for this jam. It is delicious! It is a bit bitter, kind of lik... Read more

Tomatoes and Crabapples today

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      4 comments

Last night a friend dropped off 25 lbs of crabapples from a couple of trees he is taking down. These are not normal size crabapples, but more like cherry size. Read more

Again!

Saturday, August 22, 2015      9 comments

Getting tired of these photos? Here is what was on the agenda for this afternoon. Pear and Ginger jam, and then a new one....PLEACH Jam. No, not my usual type, but a combination of Peach and Plum....ergo, Pleach. Read more

What do you do???

Friday, August 21, 2015      7 comments

What do you do when you are surprised with 20 lbs of damson plums arriving at the door? You make jam, of course. Lots and lots of jam! After 28 jars, I still have two continers (I use milk containers) full of plum puree to make two more batche... Read more

Garden produce this evening

Wednesday, August 19, 2015      8 comments

Well, this is a great year for tomatoes. This is what we pulled off the vines this evening. Already canned 7 quarts on Monday. ... Read more

Rhubarb Punch

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      5 comments

For those interested in the Rhubarb Punch, it comes from a really old cookbook. The sisters have been making it since the early 70's for sure. I took it over in 85, and do it every year. Frozen rhubarb works really well also, if you just chop ... Read more

Wonderful Celebration

Monday, August 10, 2015      8 comments

We had our annual outdoor liturgy celebrating the feast of St. Clare. We do it the Saturday closest to the actual date (Aug 11). The forecast rain held off just until it was over and the chairs and tables returned. We had about 250 people cele... Read more

Short Visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      7 comments

This photo of Mom and I was taken at 6 am ... you can tell we are both morning people. Read more

Great Loss

Friday, July 10, 2015      8 comments

emoticon At 4:45 this evening, our franciscan chaplain who lives across the street was coming to join us for evenin... Read more

Hot weather to continue

Friday, July 03, 2015      3 comments

Just saw the extended forecast for the 16 days.... emoticon Read more

Hot Dry Weather continues

Thursday, July 02, 2015      4 comments

The unusually hot weather with total lack of rain continues here on the southern end of Vancouver Island. Looked at the thermometer just a little while ago and it was 102 F or 39 C. Now, for us, this is really hot at this time of the year. Our... Read more

Packing to leve Cincinnati

Monday, June 29, 2015      7 comments

Had a wonderful celebration with the sisters here. It is 11pm, and I just finished packing for a 4:30 am start tomorrow to head back home to BC.The weather here was wonderful...well, ok there was lots of rain. But it was so nice coming from our ... Read more

Unexpected Trip

Tuesday, June 23, 2015      3 comments

Had a wonderful retreat last week and was so glad for the time. An unexpected (but a wonderful surprise) has come up. I will be flying to Cincinnati on Tuesday for a week. The sisters there at St Clare's Monastery are celebrating 25 years of ... Read more


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