Monday, October 23, 2017

Small Yellow Roasted Potatoes

Photos by Suzzycue This is another Fall Favorite of mine :) These small yellow potatoes can be found in any grocery store in the fall. You can also buy them in white, red, yellow, and multicolored with even purple potatoes in the package. The big yellow potatoes are the best for making latke potatoes or potato pancakes as I call them. There is so much starch in the yellow potatoes that all you need to make potato pancakes is : grated yellow potatoes ,salt/pepper and shallow fry in your cast iron frying pan until brown on both sides... YUM:) The small yellow potatoes ,wash, I cut in half,mix up on the cookie sheet with olive oil,and rosemary. I put the pan directly under the broiler and ten minutes later, turn over potatoes for another five minutes. Plate them up with butter s/p and feel them melt away in your mouth. I love this dish :) SOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOD!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Fried Green Tomatoes

Photo by Suzzycue Hi :) Fried green tomatoes are a delicious fall dish. We always have lots of green tomatoes sitting on the window ledges to ripen. I couldn't wait , so , I fried some of them up to eat. The recipe is so easy. You wash and slice the tomato, dip it in flour ( I spiced the flour up with garlic powder and Italian seasonings), dip it in 3 eggs that were beaten, then dip the tomato in bread crumbs.(You can season every dip if you wish) Then, you can use a deep fryer like I did or bake them on a screen, over a cookie sheet, in a 350 degree oven until brown. They are delicious. I have made them both ways. There is less calories if you bake them, is all. Enjoy this simple Fall treat :)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Upcycled Sweat Pant Chair Pads

Photo by Suzzycue When my Grandfather died I couldn't throw away his favorite aqua-blue sweat pants that he wore almost everyday. I loved to go to my Grandparents home. When you walked into their home, you could smell the homemade soup simmering on the back burner of their stove. Poppa always had a meal ready for you to eat whenever you came to visit with a hot cup of tea. While you were warming up, enjoying your soup, on a blistery winter day ,Poppa entertained with some stories of his life. He told the same stories over and over and we would kind of get tired of hearing them. What,wouldn't I give today, for a bowl of his soup, and to hear his laughter, in his voice ,telling his story, as he told it to me, one more time:) I can remember some of them but it is not the same:( I used to wear his sweat shirt and pants for a while after her died. It was comforting. Then I decided to cut the sweat suit up into strips and braided them into long ropes. I laid it out into a circle on the floor and loosely sewed them into a circle (Seen in the photo) I have them on my patio furniture, on my balcony, and think of Poppa everyday that I put them out on the chairs. This keeps his memories and stories alive for me. God Bless You Poppa I will always keep you near me in my heart :)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Stratford On Avon Canada

Photos by Suzzycue I love to go for a walk around the Avon River, after Supper, in my small Hometown, City of Stratford, Ontario ,Canada. Last Thursday, I was carrying my camera to catch photos of the leaves turning colors. Then, I came upon the bridge, on Waterloo St and saw the Canada Geese squawking on the Avon River. They started flapping their wings and I was delighted to catch their flight from the river to their next landing spot for the night :) This was Awesome, sights and sounds that really reflects the Fall season, is here for me. I love the fall with all it's abundance.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to All Crumpet Egg In the Hole

Photo by Suzzycue Hi... I decided to start my Thanksgiving off with a new kind of treat for me. I cannot eat a lot of eggs at one time so an egg-in-the-hole works for me. I had crumpets in the fridge so decided to take it up a notch. Since the crumpets are so think and dense, I decided to toast in the toaster first. Then I cut out the centre hole, buttered up the bottom of the cast iron frying pan and set the crumpet and the hole peice to fry up. I cracked one egg in the hole and covered the pan with a plate. Since I like my eggs (over easy), after about two minutes, I flipped the crumpet egg- in- the- hole over. What a treat:) It was crispy, the egg was perfect. I used the crunchy middle part to dip the egg. The next one, I made the next day, exactly the same but when I flipped it back over, I melted cheese on the top :) Yummo I will keep this recipe in mind. How do you do your egg-in-the-holes? Thanks for reading and Enjoy your Thanksgiving with family and friends around your table.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Keep on Swimming

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Video by Suzzycue

Last year I was delighted to attend the Toronto Aquarium. One of the last fish tanks before leaving was this one and guess what I was thinking... Yes Dory and Nemo keep on swimming. 

I filmed this for a friend of mine that everyday reminded me, to not think, and just keep on swimming. Great advice :) Don't you think😀

DIY Tip for Stripped Screws


Photo by Suzzycue

This is a shelf in my bathroom. I love it but it was a pain to hang because I stripped the screws with my electric screwdriver. Has this ever happened to you? It happens to me a lot :(

Then a neighbor of mine, hearing the commotion, came over to help me and handed me a thick rubber band. 

I laughed and said," What do I do, with this?"

He said to put it on top of the stripped screw before I put the screwdriver to it. I gave it a try and that stripped screw turned right out. I could not believe my eyes and was so grateful for the tip , I wanted to share it with you. 

This really works and will stop a lot of aggravation when building or hanging your favorite things :)