Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Herb Vinaigrette -Jamaica Inn's Chef Maurice




We are back from our island paradise in Ocho Rios, Jamaica....boo hoo! I love it there so much! Wee Bear says it's the only time in the year, I truly relax. He is right, I sit and sip coconut water in a lounge chair and stare lazily out to the sea. I enjoy watching the fishermen go by, the "Big Birds", who land in our tree and dive into the ocean right in front of me to catch a fish. I love taking my raft and heading down our stairway to the ocean and floating along with the waves. I love getting massage on our veranda, going to the local salon for a pedicure and manicure and talking to the locals about life in Jamaica. One of my very favorite things to do while in Ochi (local talk), is "Releasing the Sea Turtles". We were lucky enough this year to participate in the release. They are usually being hatched in August and September, but, this year there was a late group of 94! I wrote more about this below today's recipe. 

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Woodland Baby Shower ideas!

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When Emily approached me about partnering with her to give "Sweet One", my daughter-in-law a baby girl shower....I instantly said, "Yes"! From there it just went "Wild"! Emily and I had so much fun creating a animal forest scape throughout the living, dining and family rooms! Here is how we did it!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Pork Tenderloin in Lime Sauce

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 This is one of Wee Bear and I favorite dishes! And, I recently had requests by two of my adult children to make this deliciousness for them! I had no idea that Tink loved this dish and TT requested me to make while we are on a our annual ski/snowmobiling trip this year. It is really pretty simple to make, and I was surprised it wasn't already on the blog! 

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Valentines Day Lunch Box






The countdown to Valentines Day is on — and one of the things Mom or Dad can do to celebrate this love-filled day is make a special lunch for her/his tot. Whether you're packing a lunch box or serving your little one at home, these sweet Valentine's Day lunch ideas will have your kiddo head over heels by lunchtime!

When Valentine's Day is on a school-day, send your little Valentines out the door with a sweet lunchbox full of love. Plus, hopefully surprising them with some fun, but healthy, Valentine's lunch options in their lunchbox will help to counteract all of the sugar they're sure to have at their class party!


 Whether your little one likes proschuitto and cheese or peanut butter and jelly, you can cut the bread into a heart shape and make his/her favorite sandwich. 

Friday, 10 February 2017

Chocolate Shortbread Hearts




Years ago this recipe was taught to me in a Eva Kenly class. I have made them nearly every year since for Valentines day. It's been my go-to recipe for Chocolate Shortbread Cutouts ever since. It's the easiest recipe ever and the taste is heavenly! Now, years later, my daughter, and now my grand daughter is making these delicious hearts...this pictorial is my daughter Tink(Holly) and grand daughter, Madison Lee (my name sake). Four ingredients, very quick to make and bake!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Hidden Heart Pound Cake- JJ's


 

 A whimsical treat, easy to bake!

 

How cute is this? I just start smiling as I am cutting through, giddy about how every time it turns out perfect ! This cake is solid and moist, heart is as plain as day and the color not compromised.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Coconut Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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A friend of mine, and fellow golfer/sewist told me of this recipe, she said it was her favorite cookie. I thought it sounded a lot like a Mrs. Field's cookie I once had and liked. I asked her to email it to me!