New merchandise

How’s it goin’ b’y? Didja know I gots all kinds of cool stuff at my shop. Don’t be a skeet and drop by. Get 20% off if you buy 2 items from my store! This February 3 – 5 get 20% off your order if you buy 2 or more items from my store. Check…

Partridge Berry Mini Muffins

If you visit Newfoundland during the summer and early fall you may see people parked by the side of the highway.  They will be sitting there in metal lawn chairs with plastic ice cream buckets at their feet.  Those buckets are probably filled with freshly picked berries.  When we were kids, my brother and I…

Bread Rescue

[Adsense-A] What to do when your bread doesn’t turn out the way you expected. My brother left me a message about some bread that he was making.  I guess it didn’t turn out as well as he had hoped.  It wasn’t rising as well as he’d hoped.  So I wanted to take the time to…

Cinnamon Bun Rice Krispie Bites

It took me a little while to think about what I wanted to write for this post.  Usually I try to connect it with Newfoundland or some childhood memory I have growing up there.  But I got to thinking that this is my blog and I can just post a recipe of something I like…

Cranberry Almond Loaf

When we were kids my brother and I would go cross country skiing with my father.  There were many places outside town where we lived.  One could drive about 15 minutes outside town, park the car on the side of the highway, and just go.  Of course, you would look for snowmobile tracks or something…

Apricot Coconut Curry Rice Krispie Squares

It’s funny how little things make you think of a blog post.  We were invited to a pot luck dinner a couple of weeks ago to another city about 45 minutes away.  I brought my Santa’s shortbread and chocolate chip cookies that I made last month and conveniently kept some aside in the freezer for…

Fogo Island

Last summer we went back to Newfoundland for my grandmother’s 85th birthday.  She is still as spry as ever and seems busier now than she’s ever been.  Every month she visiting her grandchildren and children who live across the province, or visiting with family and friends in the small town where she lives.  She’s an…

Twelfth Buns

And so it ends, Christmastide.  The twelfth night, or Epiphany, has passed and we’re going back to our daily lives.  The kids are back in school, and most of us are back to work.  I just wanted to get one last Christmas post in before the season is over.   Here’s a clip from This…

Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

A little while ago I found an article through Flipboard about baking your cookies in a muffin tin.  Here’s one such article from another baker: Chocolate Covered Katie.  Many times I’ve scooped cookies out onto the pan, have them all a nice uniform scoop, only to have them bake and spread.  The bane of many…

Old Christmas Day

While most of us have taken down our decorations for another year, many Newfoundlanders still celebrate Old Christmas Day, or Epiphany, for some. This traditions goes back over 300 years and is meant to enjoy the whole Christmas season, not just a couple of days in December. When Pope Gregory XIII established the Gregorian calendar…