Thursday, 29 August 2013

Sweet Breads & Visits

This morning I got up and thought to myself, "I have a good handle on today".  Spoke too soon, as when I was out the door and downtown at the grocery store I realized I had my shopping list, however had forgotten my wallet .... OH MAN !!!!

Back home again to get my wallet, then I attempted it the second time, remembering I had to also go to Bennett's Great Canadian Dollar Store to pickup some foil pans for the sweet breads I was making today.  All said and done, I never got back home until 10 am to first let out the Aussies again, and hang a load of laundry out on the line (oops it is still out there), before beginning the motions of baking.

Finally ....

Zucchini grated, squeezed through Cheesecloth; Zucchini, Brown Sugar, Vanilla Yogurt and Egg in bowl to be mixed; dry ingredients mixed with wet; Blueberries adding all their goodness.

I LOVE Blueberries, and I LOVE this Blueberry Zucchini Bread thanks to Kevin of Closet Cooking for posting it last year, I have kept it as one of my favourites.

Next on the baking agenda was an All Time old favourite of mine.

One of the Best Banana Bread Recipes I have ever made is this Buttermilk Banana Bread for full flavor and moistness.  Wrapped and all ready to be donated to the Wiarton's Optimist Club's Yard Sale this upcoming Saturday at Wiarton's St. John's Church Parking lot on Berford Street.

By the time the loaves were cooling on the counter, and the dishes were done up I was tired.  Still I had to go down to Gateway Haven, as I had not seen my Mom since before I left to Nova Scotia, that being 2 weeks ago.  

When I arrived at Gateway Haven, I also slipped down to the Home & Community Support Services' Day Away Program, as Ralph & Friends were playing there this afternoon.  Always good to see everyone there.  Next I headed up to see Mom.  I spent time having her try on the blouses I had gotten her before I had left.  She LOVES Black/White and kept it on when I had left.  She hadn't been wearing them as she had thought they had been too long for her.  Well by having her try them on with me there, she realized they suited her just fine.  She does looks lovely with the Black/White top on.

To someone who I do not hear from much any more, who I always ask about.  A big HELLO to Beverly Shular.  Maybe we will get to talk again some day soon.

I took my leave and was out in the parking lot when I ran into the Co-ordinator of the Day Away Program.  I had to go back in side as ....

... does anyone remember who this little guy is?  This is Ozzie aka Peanut, who was given a Forever Home with Julie & her Family, including Buddy who they had gotten from the Checkerboard Aussies' first litter over two years ago now.  Julie and her family could not be more happy with Ozzie, as he is such a laid back little guy who absolutely LOVES people.  What a more then pleasant surprise it was for me to see him today, and he even remembered who I was ... has to be the voice, right?

I finally did make it back home again about 5 pm.  With the Aussies all looked after, I took to sitting down and laying my head back as my body decided it was going to succumb to a Fibro Flare-up, feeling like I had been put through a wringer.  

No rest for the wicked.  By the time Rob was in Wiarton the phone had rang for a run to Owen Sound.  I decided to go with him, as there was one particular "special" person I wanted to get in to see.

I was happy Rob and I stopped by the Rehab Center to have a short visit with my Uncle Basil.  Here is Rob all gun-ho on taking full credit of the "treat" we had taken in for him.  Of course, Uncle always had no problem playing along.  Yeppers two Hams in a Basket.

At this point, it had been 8 pm.  Poor Rob had not ate all day, so we stopped at our regular little Chinese Restaurant on our way out of Owen Sound.  As it was we didn't arrive home until 9 pm.

Rob is tired, and I am tired, with yet another busy day ahead of  the both of us again tomorrow, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. Hi Cindy~ Your bread looks delicious~ I love blueberries also and have never made zucchini blueberry bread before. I have got to try the Buttermilk Banana Bread....sounds great! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  2. Oh Cindy I forgot my wallet once and I am very far from town and had my groceries in the cart. Very distressing and something happened my dear old Dad happened to walk up behind me and give me money what were the odds of that:) Enjoy your long weekend Cindy. B

  3. Ozzie's looking good!

    It's been years since I last had anything with zucchini, so I can't remember what it tastes like. I do like blueberries and banana though...

  4. That zucchini blueberry bread looks delicious. A lady at work today brought in a zucchini cake that had pecans and cranberries in it, so yummy. Uncle Basil looks great, so glad to see him with a smile, thanx Cindy for sharing!!!!


How nice of you to drop around to have a wee visit with me to see what I have been up to from time to time. I look forward to your comments as they add much brightness to my each and every day to know there are such wonderful people out there.

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