Monday, March 30, 2015

it's almost april - GO AWAY SNOW!!!!

it's another beautiful, sunny, clear and crisp day outside. hopefully soon we'll see the ground!


it's been a busy week/weekend - jam's been working several hours a day from home. he went onsite on friday and he's back there today. i've been feeding him oriental inspired food for suppers - here's a few:


that's a korean dish called japchae. the noodles are called invisible noodles. they are made from sweet potatoe starch but all i could find around here were sweet potaoe starch vermicelli noodles. still delicious. there's carrot, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and spinach all cooked in a ginger, garlic, rice wine vinegar, soya-sauce. the egg garnish is called jidan and it is made with two eggs, yolks separated from the whites. then a bit of salt and pepper added to the whisked eggs. and some pickled ginger on the side. this dish can be eaten hot or cold...but we prefer it cold.

next up is some stirfry. i just use whatever vegetables are on hand and make a stronger soya sauce-based ginger/garlic/rice wine vinegar sauce to cook the sauteed veg in.


saturday was our matriarch's 85th birthday party. we went down on friday evening to help our brother G and sister C set up and decorate. sister C was worried that there wouldn't be enough food??? let me just say that that would be impossible - she has been baking and making sandwiches for the past month. we had fun setting up and decorating and then went upstairs to make the last of the sandwiches. we made an assembly line at the table - jam had the bread and would put a scoop of tuna or salmon salad on the bread, pass it to brother G and me - we were the spreaders- and then we would pass it to sister C who sliced the sandwiches into little triangles. we whipped off 3 loaves of bread in about 15 mins. it was fun and silly. we enjoyed ourselves!

then on saturday when we had the party the tables were overloaded with food. we had a nice group of people show up and they really enjoyed themselves. they all said that all of the food and sweets were delicious! our matriarch had a good time and sister C gave me and jam a special friendship card and thanked us for our help. it is nice to feel appreciated and even nicer to get to spend time with our dear brother and sister. brother G gave me a very special gift that i will treasure.

jam is back at work today and may have to go in a few days this week. crab fishing season starts on april 1st but i am not sure if the boats will be able to get out because of the ice-flows in the harbour. i hope the boats and fishermen will be able to get out soon.

our besties in fourchu, C&B, invited us to Easter supper this Friday afternoon. their kids (who are adults but i still call them kids!), who we love, S&D, will be there along with D's girlfriend. i am sure many other people will drop in and out. it will be nice to go and have supper with them and then head down to chase the ace after supper.

i have been sorting seeds and planning the garden but we are definitely off to a late start this year. i get the feeling that when spring really hits we are going to go from winter to spring in less than an hour. come on spring!

i hope you all have a great week!

32 comments:

  1. The party, and sandwich making sounds like it was fun :)

    Doe Jambaloney go crab fishing on the boats? Yummy crab ;)

    Snow - as always, send it our way....

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    1. hey there Dani - i have been mailing you truckloads of snow!!! they haven't gotten there yet - WHAT??? you are the only person i know who wants snow. yer lucky that i haven't put an ad on craig's list telling people to mail all of their snow to you - bahahahahah! no Jam doesn' t go out on the boats but several people have offered to take him out - he doesn't want to work on the boats - they go out for days on end - but he would like to take a tourist-kind-of trip one day.

      anyway, much love to you and yours as always! xoxo

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  2. The food looks lovely. So glad the party went well.
    Rosezeeta.

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    1. thank you so much Rosezeeta - the party was a hit! much love hon! xox

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  3. "Poor ram" on pioneer preppy's blog! That Black comment didn't offend you? Shame on you!! Your response or lack thereof shall be posted on every site I can forward it to!! How smug do you feel now? It's pathetic that you feel more pain for a ram than a human being's feelings!

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    1. Emerald - i have no idea who you are but i don't like people picking on my friends! PP stated very clearly that he was not trying to be racist in his post and he wasn't! and yes - i felt very badly for the poor ram! if you don't like that well then i guess you can just stay away from our Manor. our visitors are lovely people and i don't want any more of your vitriol around here. please - go find someone else to bug.

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    2. You should NEVER judge a person by their skin color...that's appalling! How would you like to be judged for being a woman? Maybe someone thinks you can't do something right just because your a lady..that's not right. Honestly I can't see how you can defend his statement.

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    3. btw..sometimes I reply or comment as anonymous..you don't know all the times I have commented that way.

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    4. Maybe she is the Kimber troll?

      This is some fun stuff here. I tell ya what Emerald. You come to my neck of the woods and find me a Black clerk at a hardware store that knows the difference between a category 1 lift pin and a category 2. Then maybe I will take your feigned outrage seriously.

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    5. Emerald - you sure have a lot of time on your hands what with reading our blogs and then commenting back so many times on the blogs. here's an idea - how about get yourself a life or something! any more comments from you or anyone using "anonymous" that sounds like you will be deleted from here on.

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  4. I cannot wait for nice weather, this is getting silly how long winter is hanging on! I have tomatoes and basil coming up in the house, waiting for my peppers to spring up. I still have to plant my melon seeds, I know spring will come soon!
    Emerald, the first amendment protects all speech, whether one approves or not is irrelevant to the fact PP has the right to say what he wants.
    I have not read what you are speaking of, but please do jot judge kymber based on what she didn't say!

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    1. LTW - you and me both! i am glad that your seedlings are coming up - good for you! i can't even start any yet because i have such a small place for starting seeds in the house that i have to be sure that i can move the first round of seeds out of the house to the greenhouse (without any freezing nights) before i can start the next round. does that make sense? if it doesn't - just yell and i'll explain better.

      thank you very much for having my back and sticking up for me - it means the world. Pioneer Preppy wrote a post that was not racist in intent at all. and this Emerald person is off the deep end. much love to you and yours, as always! xox

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  5. Hey, Ice Maiden.

    Sounds like winter is getting longer up there in the Far North. Hasn't slowed you down any though, you are still the social butterfly. Still making those great meals for J, too.

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    1. dear Harry - i'm not the Ice Maiden, i am the freakin Snow Maiden - the snow just will not go away - arghghghgh! this is the longest winter that anyone here can remember in about 30 yrs! i am done with this snow!!!

      and you know how much we love all of the crazy people here - most of them are as crazy as us so our kind of crazy doesn't freak them out at all. and they are such a good group of people Harry - i think that you would fit right in here. i can't wait to go to fourchu on friday for our easter dinner - it is going to be lovely. much love to you buddy, always! xoxo

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  6. My leftovers for supper tonight just pale in comparison!

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    1. Ed - you know that there is always room at our table for you and yours! plan a trip to come up and visit - there's lots of fun stuff to do and see! and i promise to feed you all real good! much love, as always! xox

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  7. I love making dishes assembly line with people I like. It can be so much fun. The party sounds like a lot of fun. 85 is quite the milestone! You've be so busy once Spring hits that you'll be wishing for snow again soon. I'm sure you are sick & tired of it by now though.

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    1. oh DFW - these people are such fun to be around - you'd love it! and yes, 85 is quite the milestone and she has enough vim and vigour to last another 85! it was a nice party and we were glad to be a part of it.

      but now we are just sick of the snow! can you mail us some of the fine weather that you guys have been having? we could sure use it! much love Dallas! xoxo

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  8. 50+ here today, snow gone, lakes opening, T-storms and 70 in a couple of days.....evil laugh.

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    1. Rob, buddy - yer lucky i like you - bahahahah!

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    2. shoot - i forgot to say sending much love to you and yours - especially that little Sammy! xox

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  9. Nice looking food as usual. You won't like to hear what happened with the ram :(

    Things have been slow to bloom here too. I just noticed the first Peach blossoms starting to open up today.

    Never fear Spring will be there soon!!! and you will have an amazing garden as usual.

    Love ya guys.

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    1. thanks buddy! and i am so sorry about your ram - i know how responsible you feel for all of the animals in your care (even the donkey)...and i know that it was a hard thing to do. and you know that we love you back! xox

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  10. Gosh your food always looks so yummy!! I'll make a few calls about the snow, see what I can do.... ;-)

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    1. 1st Man - i thought you had already made those calls!!! i don't care what it takes - help us get rid of this snow!!!

      oh and btw - it snowed again all morning this morning - arghghghghghgh! much love to the both of you! xox

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  11. Sweet Kymber,

    I'm going to have to threaten those clouds above to move away and let the sun come out and thaw out that ice. Girl, I can't believe were already coming into April and you still have all kinds of snow. Granted it's pretty....but now it needs to go away, lol.....

    Oh look at that delicious food, good thing I didn't let Bulldog Man read your blog post. He's having a routine test tomorrow and couldn't eat any solid food today, he had to stick to clear liquids.

    Emerald (aka: Anonymous) What on earth ever happened to freedom of speech and expression on your own blog? If you don't like what a person writes on their own blog, then leave!

    Sending hugs and love to you and Jam.
    Sandy

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    1. hey Sweet Sandy - that was an awesome post you did about people getting out and doing even a tiny bit of gardening in order to become more self-reliant - keep it up Gurl! and you won't believe this - it snowed all morning this morning and we got 10 more freakin cms of snow?!?!?!?!??!?!?!!? arghghghghghghghh!

      make sure to feed Bulldog Man his favourite food when he gets done with all the testing - he's gonna be hungry!!!

      as for Emerald/Anon - ack. whatever eh?

      always sending much love to you and all of yours! big hugs from both of us! (tell BD Man i hope he feels better when he gets something to eat.) xoxox

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  12. Must be that global warming they used to talk about! I say get ready for the next mini ice age (that theory was all the rage back in the 70's when i was a lad)!
    Been a long hot and reasonably wet summer down here in OZ, which means we will get a cold dry winter (well, cold for us any way, I would never survive snow deeper than about on inch).

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    1. teehee - your dating yourself Sgt - i wasn't born 'til the 80's! (bahahahahahaha! that's a big fat lie! bahahahah!) - but i sure don't hope that you are right! do you ever get snow where you are in OZ? i know some places in OZ get some snow but not sure about your exact location. and i haven't received any awesome pics from you lately. just sayin'! much love!

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    2. G'day Kymber,

      I live on the southern edge of Sydney and we never get any snow, you have to travel to the Blue mountains (part of the Great Dividing Range) which are 113 kms west of us. Even then compared to the "Day after Tomorrow" snow you seem to get at your place you would probably consider our snow a heavy frost! I will dig out some of my ancient photos of my one and only camping trip in the "snow"

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  13. Food looks yummy as usual. I have to get the garden in this week or the good growing season is going to get away from me.

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  14. Saya dari indonesia.. salam kenal yah.. semoga sukses.:)

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