Saturday, 30 June 2012

Good-bye June 2012

Mornings are good when one wakes up before 6:00 am to find there is not only a Tim Hortons double cream awaiting her ....

".... not only one, but two Endust !  One wasn't enough?  I am not sure I am reading the right thing into this picture that maybe I should be ???  LOL, should I be thinking I am not cleaning enough that I needed two, or impressed you bought two when I asked for one, so I would have backup?"

Thanks Honey, once again, for stopping for me to pickup some necessary household items I obviously can't live without .... lol.

"Really now I am not sure why I bother going out with the girls so early, as they are way too busy to be bothered with my presence some mornings.  There they go, "off like a shot" !"

"At least I know I am never totally alone."

I had to head downtown Wiarton to our local Foodland store, for the umpteenth time this week, as I forgot to buy the Pie Crust for the pie I have been planning on making for the arrival of our company this day.

First a load of wash into the washing machine, then off I went before 8:00 am.

Really can you imagine me going downtown to pickup "just" the pie crust?  of course it being the Canada Day Holiday weekend, there were numerous Garage/Yard Sales going on around town.  What was a girl to do when she was faced with one on every street she turned down???  

" .... and she "scores" !!!  Check out this terribly cute little rooster I got to adorn my stovetop. I do love yellows and blues together, don't you?"

I also picked up a little something to add to the housewarming for my Niece's new home, as well as two scatter rugs, once which worked perfectly in our bathroom  I am certain I only spent a grand total of $8.00.  Oops a little more then $8.00, as I did have to buy Pie Crust, and honestly that is all I bought in at the grocery store.

"Back home I "fired" up the oven while I gathered everything for the Strawberry/Rhubarb pie I was getting put together."

"Mixed and filled just waiting for the top crust."

"All oven ready now the finishing touches have been made."

"Fifteen minutes at 450* F, then another 50 minutes at 350*F ... Viola', ready to cool before the taste buds get "rocked" ! "

My "Crabby Cabbie" put on his hat and was out the door by 11:00, I had a couple of loads of wash out on the clothes line, all before our company arrived ...

"YAY !!!  It is so nice to have company ! "

" ... cause Company arriving meant I got to sample the pie I made !  oh yes, I let our company sample a piece too."

All three of us, myself, Vicki and Doug absolutely LOVED the Strawberry/Rhubarb pie I had made.  Vicki said she enjoyed it more then the Rhubarb Crumble Pie I had tried out on her last Year at this time.

Recipe please?

Photo Courtesy Exchange Member~Cindy Masterson-Roth.
Recipe Source: Rhubarb

Strawberry/Rhubarb Pie (from frozen fruit)

Note: Pies using frozen fruit tend to be much juicier than those using freshfruit. As a result, frozen fruit pies require more cornstarch or flour as thickeners.

9" double pie crust
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 cups frozen strawberries
2 1/2 cups frozen chopped rhubarb
2 tbsps. butter


Roll out half of the pastry and fit it into a 9" pie plate. Trim edge even with the plate.
In a bowl, mix sugar and cornstarch together.

Add the fruit, and turn the mixture into the pastry-lined pie plate and dot with the butter.
Roll out the remaining pastry and cut into strips.

Arrange strips in a lattice fashion over pie. Tuck edges under bottom crust and flute.

Place pie on a baking sheet, and bake at 450° F for 15 minutes (or until pastry is golden), then reduce heat to 350° F and continue to bake for 50 - 60 minutes, or until filling bubbles and is thickened.

— at "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".

NOTE:  I used 4 cups of frozen strawberries and a heaping 2 cup measure of fresh rhubarb

Once we all enjoyed our "slice of heaven", Doug and Vicki headed on out to attend to setting up their living quarters for the next couple of days, while I did my own thing.

"A couple of months ago I received a free "Schick Hydro Silk" razor in the mail I had requested from an offer I had came across.  Let me tell you, I am so very impressed with this razor !  It is the "bomb" of all ladies razors.  I will be purchasing refills when so required at this is my "new best friend" in the grooming department !"

My dear Cousin Paula was so kind as to check out the Sears Outlet in Brampton this past week on a quest to find me a quilt for our bed.  Our queen size bed mattress is 15", so requires deep pocket sheets; being much higher then the normal sized mattresses.  Since this is the case, I also need top bedding a little larger so it will drape properly to cover down each side of the mattress.

Not being able to get me a King Size Quilt/Comforter to accommodate my mattress size needs, Paula did find a really nice blue/beige/white quilt in a Wedding Ring pattern she thought I might like, however it was Queen size, would it work?  

"Not only did I like it, it fit across and down the sides perfectly !  It was immediately washed, hung to dry and place on our bed, as I am so going to start enjoying our new quilt right off the bat !  Thanks dear Paula ... I appreciate your efforts in giving me your hand in helping me out in this matter."

Later today, Vicki and I took Bandit down to the Government Dock for a bit of stick throwing, as well as a swim in the Bay.  Once home we all had a nice little chit, chat before we all headed off our separate ways before it was time for us all to get ourselves settled in for the evening.

"Happy Canada Day Celebrations to everyone tomorrow, as ..... "

".... and I know I will be enjoying them to the best of my ability!"

I am off to go in, out, around and about with each of our "pack", then get myself settled in for the evening, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. Happy Canada Day!

    That pie looks delicious!

  2. Not one but TWO bottles of endust! Your husband is sooo romantic!! ;) lol! At least there's coffee too, that's hs only saving grace isn't it?! ;)

    The pie looks Sssooooo good! Yummy!

    Have a wonderful Canada Day!!

  3. Hey, is your Hubby trying to tell you something? :) Happy Canada Day to you!

  4. Pie and cleaning supplies, you are a blessed lady!! Happy Canada day

  5. love the pie design
    will steal it for your flower show entry!

  6. Coffee and polish lol - what a gift. I got to know Tim Hortons very well on my trip. The pie looks great - bet it tasted good too xx


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