Thumpety thump thump♥
Today..Tuesday.. was pretty in the AM..more gentle snow falling..and then..rain..made for a very grey.. dark..humid day here in my little town.
I was going to run..one errand and didn't and now I am hoping that this rain won't freeze up the streets as I must go out tomorrow and want to add my errand or two.
I drive a tiny car..not much road hugging..easy to park,but no 4 wheel drive etc..
I hear sirens ..it really is ugly ugly out there.
Nothing pretty except inside ...
Ornaments and art work from friends afar..
Pretty cards with puffy trees a la 1950's..vellum envelopes and Folk Art Santas on vintage book covers..fairy finger stitchery..and a sparkly garden trowel♥ A Christmas card with such a cute family on it..neighbours on the HILL as she calls us all..on the hill..
this girl..I met her when she was a peanut w/ her sister..
I eventually had the pleasure of working with her sister for a brief time..♥
This girl..on the Hill.. wrote for our local newspaper when she was a teen and more..I never missed reading her column..
I would read it out loud to Jacques...
as luck would have it..she's on the Hill w/ Katie..and one of my daughters is on the Hill w/ 3 of my loves..and another sweetie..Vanessa is on the Hill:)
And they are all friends..
that's my Hill story as I am looking out thinking:"Please be safe everyone".
The wind has picked up too much and rain is pelting the windows:(
It's Wuthering Heights/Winter edition..
So.. I made..we.. made tourtières..this is a WHOLE afternoon thing when my daughter isn't there..made them Sunday afternoon..
with some pie dough left..
that's when we make Nun's Farts..pardon the expression but I swear to you..here in QC we call them ..Pets de Soeur~
All you do ..dough..lol..is roll out your dough into a nice rectangle..
onto this you can spread room temp butter and sprinkle everywhere w/ brown sugar..roll up..slice and bake in a 350 F Convection oven for ap 20 minutes..keep checking!
Or you can do what I do..roll out your dough..sprinkle brown sugar everywhere.. pat it in a bit.. roll up..slice..place on a baking sheet that has parchment ..dot each w/ butter and bake..same thing 350 F convection..20 mins ap..just check..you want the dough crisp and the sugar caramelized..some add cinnamon..I am a purist lol.
The last photo here is such a Coup De Coeur for me..
It's a collector's plate..
gleaned from my favorite..yes I said favorite..it goes back to me being young..artist.
Trisha Romance..watch the video:)♥♥
I have 3 plates..not worth a lot..
but a few limited edition prints..well framed hanging in our home.
I have visited Niagara-on-the-Lake..have seen her home..her studio..
We replicated one of her fireplaces here that I saw in a magazine in the 80's..I think..
I have made my girls PROMISE to keep the prints..
And I met her..
she had a gallery in Sarasota Square Mall Fl..so many years ago..and I did not ask for a photo:(
Never do that..she would have been happy to..
And honestly..I looked better 25 yrs ago.Much..It would have been a lovely souvenir..
Don't let moments escape you.
You'll never be younger than you are today.♥
I should be back..I have ugly cookies settling into their ugly icing.
Some things spell fiasco from the get go.
Hoping to camouflage..