Saturday, 6 September 2014

Ultimate Ladies Expo Durham Ontario CA

Click here to be directed to the website
And here for the facebook page

I spent a wonderful few hours learning about new products meeting up with old friends and getting to know new ones.  I want to draw your attention to a few of the vendors and products that I use and enjoy. 

I paid my $5.00 to get in and I have received no enumeration or free product to make  this post. 

Click here to visit the facebook page of this business
I have seen friends and family members achieve a health body weight by using Herbal One.  They described it as a healthy life style change.
Click here to be directed to Huckleberries website

I have always been intrigued by these stuffed waxed aroma bears and I wish I was not allergic to scents as I would most certainly own one. 
Click here to visit Choice Cakes by Christina facebook page
Christina's cakes can be whimsical and traditional which ever you want, she is an artist whose medium is  icing sugar.

Click here to be directed to Pearls facebook page
Pearl is wearing a very versatile shawl that she has designed, it can be a sleeveless vest, a shawl with sleeves and so many more things.  I was very impressed with both the design and quality.
Click here for the Steeped Tea website
This is a product that I use all of the time.  I highly recommend Steeped Tea
Click here to be directed to the Epicure website
I have used the epicure products and for years and I have never been disappointed with the quality.  Epicure another product that I recommend.

Click here to visit It's About You website
It's About You is exactly how Christine approaches her business, when you are speaking to Christine there is nothing more important than what you are saying and your health and wellness needs.  I recommend It's About You.

Click here to visit Dogsbody website
I do not have a dog and yet this is a product that I know and recommend.  Everyone I work with seems to have a dog and this product is often raved about in the lunchroom. 

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2014 twosnydergirls

Friday, 5 September 2014

Summer Vegetable Tart

Foodie Friday

 While summer reigns for another 19 day we can smell fall in the air and are looking forwards to new potatoes, pumpkin pie, apple dumplings and all of the delicious foods that the fall harvest brings.

Savory tarts have always been a favourite of ours and while unhappy with the pastry this summer vegetable tart tasted wonderful and so we are offering it to you without the tart pastry recipe.

  • 2 cups sliced eggplant
  • 2 cups sliced summer squash, we used yellow crock neck squash
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 6 plum tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut oil
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Make your favourite tart pastry (we are attempting to create a  gluten free pastry that can be rolled) and set it aside in the refrigerator.
  2. Slice the eggplant, squash and mushrooms into ½ inch pieces and place them along with the garlic and tomatoes in a large bowl with the oil and toss.
  3. Preheat your oven to 450°F and place the vegetables on a greased or non-stick baking sheet, roast for 25 minutes,
  4. Just before the vegetables are done take out your pastry and roll it into a 13 inch circle and place this either on a pizza pan covered with parchment paper or a baking sheet.
  5. Once the vegetables are done pile them in the centre of the pastry being sure to leave 3 inches around the outer edge.
  6. Sprinkle on your grated Parmesan cheese, salt and paper (we used more than ½ a cup use your own discretion)
  7. Fold the sides of the circle over the vegetables creating a pastry edge.
  8. Return to the 450° oven and bake for another 20 minutes or until your pastry turns brown.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2014 twosnydergirls

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Monday, 1 September 2014

A Treasure

Found in a Shoe Box

A piece of child's writing

It lay in the bottom of the shoe box that held Aunt Marjorie recipes.  Half Hour Pudding, Pumpkin Pie, Crazy Cake were written in Aunt Marjorie’s familiar writing I turned the paper over and was surprised to find a child’s writing...

The Answer
1 Our house is usually neat
With things where they belong
The plants are green and blossoming
And not a thing goes wrong
The clocks are always ticking
The dog is always fed
The kitchen is always tidied up
Meal punctually spread

2 But now it doesn’t look the same
No one can find his things
The plants are brown and
every day some new disaster brings
The clocks are old and silent
The dog looks gaunt and dreary
The kitchen is a cookery heap
Cold dinner thing taste queer

3 You like to know what turned the tick
I’ll tell you why simply
Mother’s Sick

It was signed by my mother a younger school aged mother.  I sat down surprised by the comfort this piece of history brought me.  I held a piece of my mother's childhood, writing out this poem at school and then carrying it home to present to her parents.  I wonder what they said how they received this gift.

The piece of paper would have been placed on a door or cupboard displayed as evidence of their pride in her.  Eventually though taken down and placed in a desk draw, where Aunt Marjorie would have found it.  

Did she read her baby sister’s poem again before turning it over and writing down her recipes?

When she took it out to make the cake or pie did she think about the poem on the other side, for the paper shows evidence that it was brought out to sit beside butter and flour.

Would anyone have every guess the joy and comfort it has brought a daughter to hold a piece of her mother’s childhood?

A treasure found in a shoe box.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2014 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Maplelea Meet Up Black Creek Pioneer Village

August 24, 2014

What a wonderful day for young and old alike at the first Maplelea Meet Up.  As you can see above our Maplelea family has grown with the addition of Saila the Maplelea Girl from Inuktitut.  Ruth and Emily picked her out for me.

When you entered Black Creek Pioneer Village Maplelea staff were there to greet us and provided the girls with an adventure booklet that took them around the Village directing them to ask questions of the park staff and to take part in activities.  Every where you looked you saw Maplelea backpacks and Maplelea dolls riding inside. 

The first activity was at the Tin Smith Shop where the girls were asked to blow out the light  ~ well they huffed and they puffed and the light stayed lit.

Then there was learning to card wool ...

make brooms...


Build and so much more.

Maplelea had one more wonderful activity for the girls and their dolls a Victorian Tea!

Thank you Maplelea and Black Creek Pioneer Village for a most amazing day!
Girls walking with their dolls

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2014 twosnydergirls

Junk Journal number 16 and 17 flip through

I spent much of the weekend making these two journals to travel to Victoria BC with our son.  I do enjoy making journals. Grandma Sny...