Making Beauty Anywhere

Making Beauty Anywhere
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Monday, August 6, 2012

Vacation Time

It was time.

Time for a vacation.  Really really time, so I packed up my daughter and Lovey our cat and hit the road.

   I live in Alberta and part of the joy of summer vacation in BC is arriving at the mountains.  It was at this moment when I realized I was starting to relax.

We went to visit my Mom and her boyfriend Allan who live on the side of the mountain overlooking the town of Creston, BC.

This was my view for my morning coffee,

It beats Starbucks anyday.

I drive a small PT cruiser but when I saw this in Idaho I suddenly wished I drove a truck so I could take it home with me. 

It would be fabulous in my garden but I had no way to get it home so I had to walk away.

One day I went into the garden to harvest the sour cherries.

After washing, pitting, washing again and mixing them with 2 Tbsp Tapioca flour, 1 cup of sugar and a 1/4 teaspoon of Almond flavouring they went into a  flaky pie crust from The Joy of Cooking:
1/2 pound butter
1 1/2 cups of flour
2 Tbsp sugar
pinch of salt
Ice cold water to mix

Made in the food processor and baked at 350 for 1 hour the result was the most amazing pie ever.

Vacation puts everything into pers[ective

1 comment:

  1. Hi Patricia,
    I have nominated you for a "Tell Us About Yourself" Award. I would love to know more about you.