Tomato Sauce

File 2016-08-25, 7 32 27 PMSooooo Yummmmy! Fresh Ontario Tomatoes!!!

….what can one cook up from fresh tomatoes was my question?

Well I thought I could start cooking some comfort food for the fall Season. Ahhh noooo not that yet!!! I know it is above 30 Degrees and no one wants to think of this crazy cold weather.File 2016-08-25, 7 01 03 PM

So put 10 big tomatoes chopped up into a pot. Well back up a little bit. Some Olive Oil, two onions chopped up, some celery also chopped up, garlic of course, ginger, soften all up first……now the tomatoes and just one cup of water and fresh Basile that my girlfriend had growing in her garden. Thanks Cheryl.  Oh almost forgot a cup of vegetable bouillon. Now simmer all on low for 4-5 hours….and voila

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4 Hours of simmer still a bit watery….

Sooooo Yummmmy! Frische Tomaten von Ontario!!! …. was soll ich nun mit einem Korb frischen Tomaten kochen ist nun die Frage? … so ich denk ich könte etwas Vorsorgen für die Herbst-Saison. Tomaten Sauce die ich einfrieren kann. Ahhh noooo Herbst das noch nicht !!! Ich weiß, dass es über 30 Grad hier im Moment ist und ich will das kalte Wetter noch lange nicht sehen.

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Sooo Yummy after 5 hours simmer adding some seasoning like paprika to it now…done

So setzen 10 große Tomaten in einen Topf. Ok halt zuerst heist es etwas Olivenöl, zwei Zwiebeln gehackt, einige Stengel Sellerie auch gehackt, Knoblauch natürlich, etwas Saltz und Ingwer alles zuerst dünsten…… Jetzt die Tomaten und nur eine Tasse Wasser und frische Basile, dass meine Freundin in ihr Garten wachsen hat, Dank Cheryl. Oh fast vergessen eine Würfel Gemüsebouillon . Nun alles auf niedrigen temperatur köcheln lassen 4-5 Stunden …. und voila….soooo Yummy

Our Backyard Life

IMG_7524With this summer so gorgeous we have had all kind of visitors in our backyard. Here are some of our regulars that stop by. A Cardinal and a red & black Squirl, numerous amounts of chipmunks and rabits. I thought I have seen it all..but get this!2013-07-31 15.23.45 In the past month we had a groundhog on the deck. Four raccoons in the trees and yes a skunk just wondering up the driveway and on another evening just wondering though the lawn as I and hubby sat quietly enjoying a summer evening together on the deck.IMG_7528

IMG_7610Mit diesem Sommer so herrlich warm oder soll ich eher ” heiss” sagen, gibt es alle Arten von Besuchern in unserem Garten. Hier sind einige unserer Stammgästen….

Im letzten Monat hatten wir ein Murmeltier auf dem Sitzplatz, sowie vier Waschbären in dem Baum. Ja auch ein Stinktier spazierte unsem Parkplatz entlang. An einem anderen Abend  war es sogar in unserme Garten und watschelte  so ruhig durch den Rasen als mein Mann und ich unseren Sommerabend zusammen auf dem Deck genießen wollten….ap ins Hause heiste es dann!

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Just about to chump

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In action …love it

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Bis bald wieder

 

Oh Canada Quilt

File 2016-04-30, 12 16 26 PMOh this one is in the works since this morning. Thought after a day’s work at the store I have to be productive and work on my stash of fabric for a change. So here is the beginning of this

“OH CANADA”

After 2 1/2 hours of sewing the fabric pieces together I now have to get batting and the backing and quilt it too. But not today as it is nice I really should go work in my backyard a little…

So see you soon with the finished Quilt.

File 2016-04-30, 12 16 10 PMOh, dieses ist in den Werken seit heute Morgen. Dachte nach einem Tag Arbeit dass auch  ich etwas mehr produktiv sein könnte und an meinem Vorrat von Stoff etwas ändern könnte. Hier ist also der Beginn dieses “OH CANADA” lab Quilt.

So nach 2 1/2 Stunden Stoff zusammen nähen ist die Oberflähe fertig geworden …nun gehts los mit der Batting und dem Hintergrund und quilten. Aber nicht Heute! Da es schön ist draussen ist sollte ich doch auch noch etwas im Garten tun….Lach 

So bis bald mit der fertigen Decke dann….

 

Traveling To Switzerland

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Sure I know it has already gone by, my trip back home to Möhlin in Switzerland and now I am already  back home in Canada. Thought I still like to show you some of the time I had been able to spend back in my hometown.

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waiting for take off time in Toronto, April13th. 2016

How time goes by…way too fast.

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over Toronto, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In Airplane over Toronto

 

 

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School Girlfriend visits first day of my stay. So nice to see you Silvia!…Unbelievable but we have not seen each other for at least 35 years.

 

 

 

Glistening In The Ice

IMG_6462For the past view days we had everything covered in Ice.

Trees, branches, bushes and yes cars too. Whatever was outside was covered in a layer of 1-2 inches of Ice.

 

It sure looks pretty, but lots of damage it can bring too.  Do I shake the ice off the cedars or not was the question at one time? Well one of my tree was not able to carry the weight and did fall over…File 2016-03-26, 10 56 27 AM

Today is a big melt and the sun is shining so bright. With the backyard door open a tad bit is really neat to hear all the sounds outside. Sound of rain though it is the ice melting, birds tweeting, Ice crashing from the trees and branches shifting back to the normal place. With a lot less weight on them.

The sun makes it all sparkle and glistening like in a fairytale world

File 2016-03-26, 11 07 41 AMIn den letzten Tagen hatten wir alles mit Eis bedeckt. Bäume, Äste, Sträucher und ja auch die Autos. Was draußen war, wurde in eine Schicht von 5-10cm Eis bedeckt.

Schön sieht es schon aus, aber viel Schaden bringt es auch. Soll” ich das Eis von den Zweigen schütteln oder nicht war die Frage auf einmal. Auch einer meiner Baum war nicht in der Lage, das Gewicht zu tragen und fiel auf den Boden…File 2016-03-26, 10 56 44 AM

Heute kommt die große Schmelzung, die Sonne scheint so hell und bring die Wärme das Eis zu schmelzen. Mit der Tür ein bisschen offen höre ich alle Arten von Gereusche. Mann Könnte meinen er Regnet,  schmelzen Ice , Vögel zwitschern, Eis kracht von den Bäumen und Ästen wieder auf eine Eis schichte die noch am Boden ist.

Die Sonne verzaubert alles im Funkeln und Glitzern wie in einer Märchenwelt

 

 

Thanksgiving Hike AT Boyne Valley Provincial Park

2015-01-12 Thanksgiving Monday hike Bruce Trail 077 Boyne Valley Provincial Park is part of the Bruce Trail.

Where I only have gone on two hikes with my Hubby. He and his friends have almost completed all of the Bruce Trail that goes all the way from Niagara, Ontario to Tobermory2015-01-12 Thanksgiving Monday hike Bruce Trail 151 a small community located at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula in the municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. It is 300 km northwest of Toronto.

So he has only two or three hikes that he needs to still walk and with it being so nice and warm on this past Thanksgiving Monday. The opportunity to go and hike the 15 km in this Boyne Valley was just perfect. Off I went on a perfect day together with my Hubby.

Just had to sit on top of one of these hay bales

Just had to sit on top of one of these hay bales with a little help from my Hubby as they are a bit high….and yes I am not a spring chicken anymore..lol

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Sunshine & Sewing All In A Day

Enjoying to be close to me and in the sunshine

Enjoying to be close to me and in the sunshine

Yes finally some sunshine coming into my kitchen.

Looks like our cat loves it too. Likes to be close to see what this funny machine is doing…nose away please …

Nose away please.

Nose away please. .smiles last night he decided to bring up the crochet triangular shawl that I started to work on. so funny I found it in my bedroom on the floor …now if I only could find the hook I had stuck to it too. He is always up to something.

I should be outside in the garden

Yes they are starting to grow. Can't wait to see them flower too

Yes they are starting to grow. Can’t wait to see them flower too

cleaning up but decided to finish a view of my unfinished sewing projects. Well kind of finished, as for the quilt, need to add batting and backing and quilt it next.

Remembering Grandma Quilt

Remembering Grandma Quilt

I started a class at my workplace “The Quilt Store”

“Remembering Grandma” well mine was the “Morning Star” but it did not go as planed so changes it to “Remembering Grandma” with opening up a view seems and making it work. Looks nice now too and I am happy this way too.

Dresden Plate Pillow...Love sewing them up soooo much fun, fast and easy

Dresden Plate Pillow…Love sewing them up soooo much fun, fast and easy

The Pillow  just needs some stuffing and two buttons and sewing it closed and voila. What a great idea to used up fabric I had stashed in my home…

I think I have a new favourite ” Dresden Plate” love this idea. I think I’ll work on the bag next and maybe the table runner….